Film Poster

Unpacking The Politics Of ‘Udta Punjab'

It is important that we recognize that Abhishek Chaubey's film is not about the "public" significance of how drug-trafficking is swallowing up a state's population. Yes, the film uses that vocabulary, and so does the national media reportage on its content and intent. However, I would like to insist that Chaubey's is clearly a "political" work.

The Story Of Indian Censorship

The year was 1927 and Mohammad Hidayatullah, a young Indian from a literary family, had just been enrolled at Cambridge. He was eager to take in the drama scene, but had a problem. When he was a boy, his father had prohibited him from seeing a play called Nao Tanki.