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PUNJAB 1984 artwork


Type of media Film

Approved Running time 158m 16s

Release date 26/06/2014

BBFCInsight moderate bloody violence

Genre(s) Drama

Director(s) Anurag Singh

Cast includes Sonam Bajwa, Arun Bali, Daljinder Basran, Arjuna Bhalla

Cut This work was cut. The cuts were made at the request of the distributor to achieve a particular category. To obtain this category cuts of 0m 28s were required. Details of cuts below may contain spoilers or plot details.

BBFCinsight publication date 16/06/2014

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

PUNJAB 1984 is a Punjabi language drama, with English subtitles, about a woman's search for her missing son; the film is set against the backdrop of political unrest in Punjab in 1984.


There are some scenes of moderate violence, including people being hit with bullets, with a few brief blood spurts.

There is also some mild bad language ('bastard', 'shit', 'bloody'), a mild sex reference, and a brief suicide reference when a man admits that he once tried to kill himself. There are several speeches in support of violent Sikh separatism, although these are countered by other speeches highlighting the futility of violent struggle, as well as the manipulative cynicism of some politicians and revolutionaries.

Cuts information

Company chose to reduce a scene of violence (a man's face being held down in sand, in order to suffocate him) in order to obtain a 12A classification. Cut made in accordance with BBFC Guidelines and policy. An uncut 15 classification was available.


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