Highway

Highway

Highway is a 2014 Hindi Romantic Movie starring Alia Bhatt and Randeep Hooda. It is primarily the story of two characters from very different backgrounds who take the road trip across six states in a truck. The Film has been shot  along the road highways of Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Kashmir, making the film first of its kind.

Plot

Story begins on the eve of the wedding of Veera Tripathi (Alia Bhatt), daughter of a rich business tycoon. She is on the highway at night with her fiancé when she gets abducted. The gang who kidnaps her panics when they find out about her father who has links in the government. However, Mahabir Bhati (Randeep Hooda), her abductor, is adamant, and is willing to do whatever it takes to see this through. They are continuously on move into different cities, to avoid being tracked by police. At one point, Veera tries to flee, but fails. As the days go by Veera finds peace in her bondage to the point that she confides in him of her troubled childhood. Fear of abduction is taken over by a sense of freedom. At one point while crossing a check post police forcefully search the truck, but Veera, surprisingly even to herself, hides. Veera confesses to Mahabir that she loves the journey and doesn't want to go back to her life. Mahabir couldn't help but care for Veera and his anger fades away, though slowly, he decides to let her go. Veera refuses and persist on staying with Mahabir. They both take shelter on a hilltop house. Next morning a sudden shootout starts, as police has tracked them down. Mahabir is shot dead on the spot, while shocked Veera is sent back to her parents. Disturbed by the incident Veera tells her family the truth about abusing by her uncle and her desire of not living with them anymore. Movie ends with Veera shown working and living on a hill station on her own, with memories of days she spent with Mahabir.

Movie Details

CastRandeep Hooda, Alia Bhatt
Release DateFebruary 21, 2014
DirectorImtiaz Ali
ProducerSajid Nadiadwala, Siddharth Roy Kapur, Ronnie Screwvala
DistributorNadiadwala Grandson Entertainment, UTV Motion Pictures
MusicA R Rahman
Music Release DateJanuary 24, 2014
Budget (INR in Crores)40
First Day Collection3.42
Total Collection
Rating (0-10)7
CountryIndia
Languages
Script WriterImtiaz Ali
GenreRomance
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Review

In the words of Trade Analyst Komal Nahta, Highway is entertaining but only upto a point and only for the youth in the big cities. Its weak second half and the class-appealing nature of the drama will tell on its performance in the smaller centres and in single-screen cinemas. Overall, its run at the cinemas will not be upto the mark.

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