The expletive-laden dialogue is believed to be why the film not been given a certificate. Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, one of the producers ofUdta Punjab, will now appeal the decision.

The film, made under the stewardship of Ishqiya director Abhishek Chaubey, deals with drug trafficking in Punjab. The state goes to polls next year.

Earlier this month, co-producer Vikas Bahl told news agency PTI that the film should be certified A. “This film is adult. We should get an adult certificate. I think everything, if seen in the right context, will get the right judgement,” he said.

In April, the Board passed he trailer of the film, which was received warmly, barring a certain amount of criticism about the character of aBihari migrant, played by Alia Bhatt.