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Highway (2014)

Not Rated | | Adventure, Drama, Romance | 21 February 2014 (India)
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Right before her wedding, a young woman finds herself abducted and held for ransom. As the initial days pass, she begins to develop a strange bond with her kidnapper.

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Durgesh Kumar ...
Aadoo
Pradeep Nagar ...
Tonk
Saharsh Kumar Shukla ...
Goru
Hemant Mathur ...
Kasana
Shakeel Khan ...
Sharaf
Mohit Choudhary ...
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Reuben Israel ...
Mr. Manek Tripathi - Veera's father
Arjun Malhotra ...
Vinay
Naina Trivedi ...
Amma
Mohd. Kaif ...
Young Mahabir
Samar Mudasir Bakshi ...
Young Veera
Pinu Verma ...
Infant Mahabir
Misha Bhalla ...
Infant Mahabir
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A city girl - young, full of life - is on the highway at night with her fiancé. Suddenly, her life is swung away from the brocade and jewelry of marriage to the harsh brutality of abduction. Her life will never be the same again. The gang is in a panic; the girl is a big industrialist's daughter, his links in the corridors of power make ransom out of the question. But for the leader of this group sending her back is not an option. As the days pass by, the scenery changes, the girl feels that she has changed as well. Gradually, a strange bond begins to develop between the victim and the oppressor. It is in this captivity that she, for the first time, feels free. Written by Vikram Nayak

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Opening Weekend USA:

$326,654, 23 February 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$529,136, 16 March 2014
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Some years back Alia's sister Pooja's movie released "sadak"(road) and now her movie released as "highway". See more »

Quotes

Veera Tripathi: Tell me something: one bullet and a guy is finished?
Mahabir Bhati: Two men are finished. they guy who is shot, and the guy who shoots.
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A Beautiful Film!
23 February 2014 | by See all my reviews

'Highway' finds Imtiaz Ali at his best. The talented storyteller delivers a beautiful, tragic film that left me spell-bound. Here's a film that celebrates love & tragedy, with skill. Also, Alia Bhatt pitches in a brilliant performance in the central role.

'Highway' Synopsis: Right before her wedding, a young woman finds herself abducted and held for ransom. As the initial days pass, she begins to develop a strange bond with her kidnapper.

'Highway' is amongst Imtiaz Ali's finest works. His Screenplay is wonderful. It creates a world of diverse characters who eventually develop a bond. The protagonist, Veera, played by a sterling Alia Bhatt, is a character who finds freedom while being kidnapped, while the character of Mahabir, played by Randeep Hooda, is in search for love & respect. It's the diversity between these two-characters that makes this road-movie so engaging. Ali's direction is excellent. He's in top-form! Anil Mehta'a Cinematography captures every frame magnificently. Editing is crisp. Music by A.R Rahman is enchanting.

Performance-Wise: Alia Bhatt triumphs with 'Highway'. She delivers a brilliant, sterling performance as the vibrant yet haunted protagonist. She's the life of the film. Randeep Hooda is ever-impressive. He enacts his part with amazing understanding. The supporting cast lends good support.

On the whole, 'Highway' is near-perfection. A marvelous motion-picture!


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