The grade of the film varied for each of the main characters - from colourful and vibrant for Tommy (a high-on-drugs, Punjabi rockstar), to earthy and raw for Pinky (a Bihari migrant who works in the fields). A rather cold treatment was given to the scenes featuring Preet and Sartaj - the characters battling the drug menace in the state of Punjab.
“In addition to the overall dark treatment of the movie a grungy texture was added to the drug sequences to bring about the squalid, drug-fuelled underbelly of the region,” said Prime Focus Colourist Aashirwad Hadkar. Produced under the banner of Phantom Films & Balaji Motion Pictures, which was also the distribution company, ‘Udta Punjab’ released on 17th June 2016.
Project – Udta Punjab
Production House – Phantom Films, Balaji Motion Pictures
Director – Abhishek Chaubey
Producer – Shobha Kapoor, Ekta Kapoor, Anurag Kashyap, Vikramaditya Motwane, Aman Gill, Vikas Bahl, Sameer Nair
Starring – Shahid Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Diljit Dosanjh
Head of Production, DI – Nirmal Gala
Colorist –Aashirwad Hadkar
Producer, Digital Intermediate – Tanya Maheshwari