If I were to wrap a review in three sentences, it would be something like,
Alia Bhat has it, in her!
Randeep Hooda is inexorably handsome!
And, Imtiaz Ali is a terrific director with an amazing story line!
This movie convinced me that, Bollywood can produce intense, real and meaningful movies too. Coming to the review part, the movie has a great direction and amazing soundtracks (Needless to say, A.R Rehman revives his magic in music). The movie revolves around three characters, Veera Tripathi (Alia Bhatt), the captive with an abusive childhood who suffers from a Stockholm’s syndrome when she gets abducted, Mahabir Bhati(Randeep Hooda), the abductor who is what he is, as a result of a traumatic childhood and the highway, that covers the natural yet strange, pure yet complicated relation that forms between Veera and Mahabir.
Besides, showing a breathtaking landscape covering highways of Rajasthan, Punjab, Kashmir, Haryana, Uttaranchal and Ladakh, the movie also digs into the complexities of life that are same to all, not withstanding which economical background a person hails from.
Everyone is fighting their own unique battles after all!
That is what Highway is all about.
P.S: I was so tempted to give it all stars, but the movie dragged a bit longer than usual.
The movie review is late, as I watched it yesterday.
Although, Randeep Hooda is one talented actor, it was Alia Bhatt who stole the limelight!
And credit goes to Imtiaz Ali for the story and direction.
And, I love this song!!