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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

Certificate:

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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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Trivia

Imtiaz Ali wanted Sunny Deol and Preity Zinta for the film back in 2005. Later Ayesha Takia replaced her and Bobby Deol stepped in Sunny Deol's role. In 2006 the film got a grand launch but it never took off. See more »

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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 fabulous movie
22 February 2014 | by ankurlkwSee all my reviews

Let me start by saying that this movie has everything right about it. From direction and cinematography to performances and music. The locations are breath taking.

Imtiaz Ali yet again delivers a "hat ke" love story. Its not exactly a love story but a tale of two people who want to get free and experience life. Both the characters have there own painful pasts and when they come together they let it all go and try to start it all over again.

Their journey is the theme of this movie. Alaya Bhatt and Randeep Hooda deliver power packed performances with a great supporting cast.

The movie forces us to think about the society we live in and how people struggle to lead a normal life. Be it a rich family or a poor villager. They have there own challenges.

I won't go more into the story line as that is something to be experienced.

This movie comes with a message and we are left to think what freedom and liberation means.

I will strongly recommend this one.


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