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21st February 2014- Adventure, Drama, Romance
A young city girl, full of life, is on the highway at night, with her fiancé. Suddenly, her life changes when she is abducted by a group of rustic criminals and her life will never be the same again...
Director: Imtiaz Ali
Keywords: Women, gangster

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Movie Cast

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Alia Bhatt Alia Bhatt Veera Tripathi
Randeep Hooda Randeep Hooda Mahabir Bhati
Durgesh Kumar Durgesh Kumar Aadoo
Arjun Malhotra Arjun Malhotra Vinay
Pradeep Nagar Pradeep Nagar Tonk
Saharsh Kumar Shukla Saharsh Kumar Shukla Goru
Shivani Agrawal Shivani Agrawal Veera's friend / Cousin during wedding preparations
Nayantara Batra Nayantara Batra Veera's friend
Ranjit Batra Ranjit Batra Mr. Shukla - Veera's Uncle
Reuben Israel Reuben Israel Mr. Manek Tripathi - Veera's father
Divya Johar Divya Johar Veera's friend
Seher Kochhar Seher Kochhar Veera's friend
Kaajal Koyal Kaajal Koyal Veera's friend
Naina Kukreja Naina Kukreja Veera's friend
Neeraj Kukreja Neeraj Kukreja Veera's Uncle during wedding preparations
Arpana Langer Arpana Langer Veera's Aunt during wedding preparations
Sanah Langer Sanah Langer Veera's friend
Hemanth Mahaur Hemanth Mahaur Kasana
Kavita Seth Kavita Seth Mrs. Tripathi - Veera's mother
Vikram Seth Vikram Seth The Minister
Niharika Yadav Niharika Yadav Veera's friend
Nikita Yadav Nikita Yadav Veera's friend

Movie Details

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Movie NameHighway
Original Language Nameहाइवे
Release Date21st February 2014
Languages Hindi, English
StorylineA young city girl, full of life, is on the highway at night, with her fiancé. Suddenly, her life changes when she is abducted by a group of rustic criminals and her life will never be the same again...
Story SummaryThe story begins on the eve of the wedding of Veera Tripathi (Alia Bhatt), the daughter of a rich business tycoon. She is at a Gas Station by the highway with her fiancé when she is abducted. The gang who kidnaps her panics when they find out that her father has links in the government. However, Mahabir Bhati (Randeep Hooda), one of her abductors, is willing to do whatever it takes to see this through. They continuously move to different cities, to avoid being tracked by police. As the days go by, Veera finds peace in her bondage to the point that she confides in him of her troubled childhood. Her fear of abduction is taken over by a sense of freedom.

At one point while crossing a check post, the police forcefully search the truck, but Veera, surprisingly even to herself, hides. Veera confesses to Mahabir about her home where her uncle molested her, a fact which was hushed up by her mother. She concludes that she loves the journey and doesn't want to go back to her life. Mahabir can't help but care for Veera and his anger fades slowly, and he decides to let her go. Veera refuses and insists on staying with Mahabir. They both take shelter in a hilltop house. The following morning, a shootout starts as police has tracked them down. Mahabir is shot dead on the spot, while a shocked Veera is returned to her parents. Disturbed by the incident, Veera tells her family the truth about her abusive uncle and her desire of not living with them anymore. She leaves the house and goes to live in the mountains. She gets a job in a factory there, buys a house and lives there in solitary forever. The film ends by Veera looking at the mountains then looking at the sky and closes her eyes thinking about Mahabir.
Run Time133 Mins
Movie BudgetINR 294198615
Gross IncomeINR 463206330

Movie Crew

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Writer (story)Imtiaz Ali
ProducerImtiaz Ali, Sajid Nadiadwala
Executive ProducerRajesh Sharma
Production CompanyWindow Seat Films
Distribution CompanyUTV Motion Pictures
CinematographyAnil Mehta
Film EditingAarti Bajaj
Assistant DirectorAbhishek Roy Sanyal
Art DirectorPronita Pal(uncredited), Manini Mishra
Production DesignSumit Basu
MusicianA. R. Rahman
Costume DesignAki Narula
castingMukesh Chhabra
sound editorArunav Dutta, Vijay Kumar
sound designerResul Pookutty, Amrit Pritam Dutta
visual effects supervisorSid Jayakar, P. Mohan(Prasad EFX)
visual effects producerParag Nekunj Motani, Deepak Shrivastav
Casting (Associate)Aakash Dahiya
line producerMohit Rastogi, Tarun Revoo(Delhi)
music programmerIshaan Chhabra
Assistant art directorRavi Bipin Shah(uncredited)
assistant sound re-recording mixerRahul Karpe
Marketing ManagerGagan Meshram(FutureWorks), Faiz Akhtar(FutureWorks)
adr engineerAravind V. Kumar
associate editorRanendu Ranjan(Rinku Singh)
special thanksSaleem ur Rehman
sound recordistShalini Agarwal
additional effects editorSampath Alwar
assistant production mixerAbhishruti Bezbaruah
dialog mixerSubir Kumar Das
dialog pre-mixerSubir Kumar Das
trade mixesSubir Kumar Das
second assistant directorMishra Rahul
additional dialogue recording mixerRacchit Malhotra
asst re-recording mixerAshim Sonowal
visual effects technical directorSuhaag Hiradhar
paint artistSwapnil Hirave
compositorDharmik Sanjay Mehta, Bilal I. Shaikh, Sachin Toraskar
compositing supervisorShrikanth Patil
3d lighting and shader artistKishore Shetty
head of productionKondareddy Suresh
first assistant cameraSayak Bhattacharya
key gripArjun Singh Bhurji
still photographerAman Dhillon
best boy gripKapil Dubey
second assistant cameraSitanshu Khamari
steadicam operatorKapil Verma
casting assistantMandar Gosavi, Vaibhav Vishant
digital archivistPrateek Harugoli
digital data managerPrashanth Ramachandran, Rishabh Rastogi
sound engineerKevin J. Doucette
lyricistIrshad Kamil
music mixing engineerR. Nitish Kumar(album)
technologistMithun D'Souza
DistributorMind Blowing Films
grip and lighting equipmentLight n Light

Interesting Facts and Trivia

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  1. The released on over 700 screens across India; mostly in multiplexes. It started slowly with occupancy of 20–25% at the theatres but later gained momentum during evening in multiplexes in metropolitan cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Gurgaon, and Bangalore collecting INR32.5 million (US$510,000)–INR35 million (US$550,000).
  2. The film collected Rs 1.78 crores nett ($286,495) from 81 screens in the USA, Rs 24.22 lakhs ($39,027) from 12 screens in Canada, Rs 1.49 crores (AED 881,500) in the UAE and Rs 1.10 crore (£106,581) from 49 screens in the UK Box Office in the first weekend.
  3. In December 2012, reports emerged that Ali has cast Randeep Hooda and Alia Bhatt for his upcoming film Highway.[17] However, in February 2013 the casting was officially confirmed.
  4. Principal photography began in early March 2013 on highways of India. Imtiaz Ali quoted, "Highway is emotionally charged, physically strenuous".
  5. Marketing began from November 2013 wherein series of behind the scenes footages as episodes titled under the head "Highway Diaries" were released on Bollywood Hungama's production blog.
  6. The film is based on the episode of the same name from the Zee TV anthology series Rishtey, starring Aditya Srivastava and Kartika Rane,which was also written and directed by Imtiaz Ali.
  7. On 20 February 2014, a day prior to the film's release, the film had a special screening that was attended by Pooja Bhatt, Mahesh Bhatt, Imtiaz Ali, Shazahn Padamsee, Mukesh Bhatt, Bhushan Kumar, and Rekha at the PVR Cinemas in Mumbai.
  8. As per previous collaboration of Ali with the composer A.R. Rahman, the latter's inclusion in the project though initially rumored was confirmed by March 2013.
  9. The first look as a snap at the filming location featuring the director and the lead actors was released in March 2013.
  10. The film soundtrack album is composed by A. R. Rahman. The album has nine original songs with lyrics of eight tracks penned by Irshad Kamil and remaining one by Lady Kash and Krissy.
  11. Initially set to release on 12 December 2013, the film's release date was moved to 21 February 2014. The trailer of the film was released on 16 December 2013.


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  1. Saibal Chatterjee for NDTV gave the film 3 out of 5 and wrote, "Highway is a must watch as much for what it is as for what it isn’t. It is not a typical romantic drama, nor an average love story. It is a road movie with a difference.
  2. In an interview with The Telegraph, director Imtiaz Ali stated, "Highway has been a story that has stayed with me for 15 years. There was something in it that didn't die. Usually you lose interest in a story beyond a certain point. But with Highway, there was something very subtle, yet something very influential".
  3. Critic Srijana Mitra Das for The Times of India gave the film 3.5 stars out of 5 and stated, "Highway is not an easy ride. But it offers fresh breezes and new sights."
  4. Priya Joshi of Digital Spy gave it 4 (out of 5) stars: "It's exemplary filmmaking, and the hope is that audiences will take a detour from the confines of commercial Bollywood and embrace this wholly edifying experience. Highway' will move you in ways you would have never expected."

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