5 Reasons Why You Should Watch HIGHWAY
If you think that ‘Highway’ may not be the right choice for the mid-week February, think again.
Highway is the year’s the first Bollywood movie to be screened in the Panorama section of the 2014 Berlin International Film Festival. Directed by Imtiaz Ali and produced by Sajid Nadiadwala, the film stars Randeep Hooda and Alia Bhatt in the lead roles. Already captivating the country’s attention with its naive and unique posters and promos, we Telly Tadka give you the Five Biggest Most Reasons why you should watch Highway.
5# The NEWEST HATKE Jodi in town
The movie Highway presents you the most Hatke Jodi of the year, Randeep Hooda and Alia Bhatt. Not only they bring freshness to the screen, but their chemistry has already charmed people. The leads’ matured and skillful acting adds a +1 to the movie.
4# Alia Bhatt
Last seen as a school girl in Karan Johar’s Student of the Year, Alia Bhatt has much been criticized as an actor. In Highway, however she stuns you in astonishment with her flawless matured acting. The trailers themselves are a proof of her the character’s growth in the movie. From being a carefree girl, to the realization of reality, this young actress bowls you over with her loveliness and clean acting.
3# A.R. Rahman’s music
Mastero A.R. Rahman has again given the audience another slice of his unheard caliber. Not only the story is progressive but the music too is one. From Sufiyana music to the Rock music, Highway is one such movie which gives a fusion of the two in the most skillful manner. The songs already soaring high at the charts, Patakha Guddi urges you to feel free-spirited while the melodious Sooha Saaha, one easily savours the voice of Alia Bhatt. AR Rahman’s soulful voice in Maahi Ve, takes you to experience Love in the Spiritual level. Highway’s music without a fail, lands you into a higher level of music.
2# Realistic Plot and Locations
The plot is absolutely realistic and inspired from real incidents. A young city girl who is to be married, finds herself kidnapped by a group of criminals and her journey of horror begins. But as the ‘abducted’ tempo hits the national highway, she experiences an ultimate change in herself too. A special kind of bond develops between both the victim and oppressor with the fact known to them that they are not meant for each other. Now the girl neither wills to go with the criminals nor, even return to the place she came from. All she wants is that her journey on highway should never end. The plot of the movie is raw pure and naive. As said, the cast and crew traveled through six north Indian states and 15 towns and cities to complete the film. It is totally worth watching the exotic beauty of India, through the eyes of Imitaz Ali, along with a story which is progressive.
1# Imitaz Ali
The hatke director again came up with another hatke story. Proving his caliber in Bollywood by successful box office super hits like Jab We Met, Love Aaj Kal and Rockstar, the expectations from highway are naturally higher than the previous. But as a viewer, you have all rights to have a set of high expectation from this ‘different’ movie too which come from the kitty of this ace director. Hence to keep in mind is, Imtiaz Ali should be the Biggest Reason why one should watch Highway.
‘Yeh Duniya Yahaan Kya Sach Hai Kya Jhoota kuch pata nahi, sab confusion hai yahan, toh mujhe nahi hona hai sensible, main bewakoof hoon, main kharab hoon, magar main ap logo main se ek nahi hoon : Take
a journey within.’
We, at Telly Tadka recommend that Highway is worth a try.
By Ankita Chatterjee