Entire sections of Sikhs from various parts of the country have come forward to support and patronize producer Harry Sachdeva and director Shivaji Lotan Patil’s
Considered one of the darkest and most shameful chapters of Indian history the recreation of the carnage has stuck a deep chord in the Sikh community.
Says writer-producer Harry Sachdeva
After seeing the film Sikh families and couples have sobbed. The film reminds them of a time that they can never forget, much as they’d like to.
Says Harry emotionally, “I haven’t shown even one incident in the film that isn’t true. Yet the censor board delayed my film by one year. They asked for over 60 verbal and visual cuts. For what?And cut what?Incidents that really happened? I was told by the censor board that these things never happened! I was asked to beep out a simple ‘saala’ from the soundtrack when Udta Punjab was allowed the ugliest expletives abuses and profanities that mankind has ever uttered.”
Harry admits he never discussed the film with the CBFC chairperson Pahlaj Ni