Here's what celebs tweeted:
Just watched #UdtaPunjab!!! Mind, heart and soul shaken. Every beat so honest. POWERFUL performances and a brave brave TEAM. Kudos.? Dia Mirza (@deespeak) June 16, 2016
Caught the 1st show of #UdtaPunjab & it was so worth it.Super hard hitting with super like amazing performances.It hits the right spot.? bhumi pednekar (@psbhumi) June 17, 2016
HIGH on #UdtaPunjab Got me angry,made me laugh & made me weep! An empowering story of broken people touching & healing other broken lives!? Pooja Bhatt (@PoojaB1972) June 16, 2016
It was like a breath of fresh air to watch a film the way a film should be watched & made #UdtaPunjab. Phatom films & Abhishek Chaubey? Arshad Warsi (@ArshadWarsi) June 17, 2016
#UdtaPunjab is easily one of the best films of the year , so relevant and a hard hitting very well made expertly performed? Harshvardhan Kapoor (@HarshKapoor_) June 17, 2016
Above all you made me feel so much , u made me want to go out there and bring change and help @aliaa08 that's why we act? Harshvardhan Kapoor (@HarshKapoor_) June 17, 2016
For me, #UdtaPunjab is the antithesis of DDLJ for our current generation.? Neeraj Ghaywan (@ghaywan) June 17, 2016
Well-observed, poignant & thoroughly enjoyable at the same time!
Abhishek Chaubey's UDTA PUNJAB is an outstanding film. Shahid & Alia are the bravest actors in tinsel town. pic.twitter.com/vXoEYtSRc6? Mahesh Bhatt (@MaheshNBhatt) June 17, 2016
Udta Punjab has released with a single court-ordered cut, after the producers appealed against some 89-odd edits demanded by the Censor Board, including the deleting of all references to Punjab.
Two days ago, a leaked copy of the film found its way online and today and actors, including Aamir Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Karan Johar and the film's stars Shahid Kapoor and Alia Bhatt asked fans to watch it in theatres.
Abhishek Chaubey's Udta Punjab stars Shahid as a drug addicted rockstar and Alia as a Bihari migrant. The movie deals with the issue of drug abuse in Punjab and features Kareena Kapoor as a doctor and Diljit Dosanjh as a cop.