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Highway (2014)

Not Rated | | Crime, 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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Imtiaz Ali

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Imtiaz Ali
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alia Bhatt ... Veera Tripathi
Randeep Hooda ... Mahabir Bhati
Durgesh Kumar Durgesh Kumar ... Aadoo
Pradeep Nagar Pradeep Nagar ... Tonk
Saharsh Kumar Shukla ... Goru
Hemant Mathur Hemant Mathur ... Kasana
Shakeel Khan Shakeel Khan ... Sharaf
Mohit Choudhary Mohit Choudhary ... ACP Special Cell
Reuben Israel Reuben Israel ... Mr. Manek Tripathi - Veera's father
Arjun Malhotra Arjun Malhotra ... Vinay
Naina Trivedi ... Amma
Mohd. Kaif Mohd. Kaif ... Young Mahabir
Samar Mudasir Bakshi Samar Mudasir Bakshi ... Young Veera
Pinu Verma Pinu Verma ... Infant Mahabir
Misha Bhalla Misha Bhalla ... Infant Mahabir
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Romance

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi | English

Release Date:

21 February 2014 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Autoput See more »

Filming Locations:

Kashmir See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$326,654, 23 February 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$529,136, 16 March 2014
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Film is shot at Gulmarg location. See more »

Quotes

Other Guy: Lets see, you will die like a dog.
Mahabir Bhati: Hey, dogs die like dogs, how else can they die?
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A Masterpiece piece of Art !!
26 February 2014 | by sachkitaalashSee all my reviews

THIS MOVIE IS A MASTERPIECE...This movie has a soul...a silent scream of a person that has nowhere to go and no one to speak to...and so life is just a HIGHWAY !! Two people from different economic strata, brought together by fate, yet having similar childhood of mistrust, trauma and abuse. There is that void..a deep hole within the soul... that can never ever be forgotten and never be filled ever again. This movie has so many layers deep within it... like how men react differently to traumatic childhood by being aggressive and secluded within, longing for the mother figure to comfort them, and women on the other hand become carefree, wanting to just run from it all and always longing for that father figure that can take care of her always. Imitiaz Ali has researched it so well that you can feel the pain, the inappropriate joy ...and the crazy feeling of comfort in the most strange circumstances. Brilliant piece of art with such a grey hue and painted on landscape of colors !! Alia bhatt..has talent..plenty, plenty of it, and randheep hooda is brilliant. Imitiaz Ali knows the soul and heart of a woman and recreates it well in all its brilliance... a MUST watch Film !!


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