I had seen the trailer of this movie a couple of months ago and was excited by the pairing of Amitabh Bachchan and Farhan Akhtar – two of of my favorite actors. I decided to watch the movie over the weekend and needless to say it is one of the better movies to have been released in the recent months. The acting by all the characters in the movie is simply awesome. Farhan Akhtar pulls of the role of an angry young man effortlessly. Amitabh Bachchan as usual is flawless. I think he is like wine, keeps getting better with age. The best part of the movie are it’s dialogues and that too when said by Amitabh Bachchan in his deep baritone – just sounds amazing. Neil Nitin Mukesh and John Abraham have a special appearance. The story is predictable but the way it has been portrayed using the game of chess is the most brilliant part of the movie. I do not want to share movie details here – but this is definitely one of the movies that you shouldn’t miss out on watching.
Last Sunday, I finally got to see the movie Highway. I had been wanting to see the movie since the day it was released especially after watching the trailers. I found the movie to be a one time watch. Why you may ask? To know why..Continue reading ahead.
Warning: Spoiler alert.
The movie is about a rich girl in Delhi who feels trapped in her palatial house and how everyone expects her to behave nicely and in a sophisticated manner. The rich girl is on the verge of getting married and decides to sneak out of the house with her fiancée for a night drive in his car. While on the drive they stop to fill up petrol at the fuel station on the highway. Unknown to the rich girl and her fiancée there is a robbery going on at the same fuel station and robbers kidnap the rich girl. Thus begins the ordeal of the rich girl who is now kidnapped and travelling with the robbers. Initially she makes an attempt or two to escape, however, with the robbers she finally feels free and starts expressing herself the way she wants. She starts feeling secured her kidnapper and asks him to not leave her, even though the leader of the gang tells her that he is not a good person and has even murdered people. They explore various places together and all the while the police is hot on their tail.
What I liked about the movie, the cinematography is absolutely brilliant. It is one of the movies that would make you want to forget travelling abroad and just explore India in its entirety on the road. The performance by Alia Bhatt and Randeep Hooda is also extremely good. Alia is extremely talented for someone so young and is definitely one to look out for. Randeep Hooda, plays a Gujjar to perfection.
I found the movie to be a bit long and found during some points that the story was not going anywhere. I would probably rate the movie as 6.5 on 10.