Highway- Movie Review

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Ok, so reviews aren’t really my thing, but after such a long time I saw a movie that not only made me cry but I also felt that even the most heartless of people may actually have a story to tell. So here it is.

I don’t really know if I would call it a review or what. But go ahead, have a look; i’m warning you there might be spoilers.

The movie is not your typical bollywood masala movie and for a change I’m glad it isn’t.

The movie begins with Veera’s sneaky night drive with her fiance, which ends up in her being abducted by a group of goons at a petrol pump.The group headed by Mahavir Bhatti (Randeep Hooda). They take Veera to their “aada” where they come to know that she is a daughter of an influential businessman. When everyone decides to back off given her father’s reach, Mahavir is adamant about his decision of demanding ransom in lieu of releasing Veera. They carry on their journey to Ajmer hoping someone would help them get her video/ photos taken so that they could send it to her parents. But, in vain. The same night Veera, seeing no one around decides to run away, only to be seen by Mahavir who asks her to run away if she could. She’s trys but in vain. She returns back eventually. Soon she starts feeling a sense of independence in captivity.

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Later on, it’s their individual trauma of the past that brings these two absolutely different kinds of people together. Where Veera was a victim of child molestation, Mahavir had seen his father sell his mother each night.

Next what begins in an endless journey to nowhere.

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“Jahan se tum mujhe laye ho, mein wahan wapas nahi jaana chahti.

 Jahan bhi le ja rahe ho, wahan pahunchna nahi chahti.

 Par yeh raasta, yeh bahut accha hai.

 Mein chahti hoon ki yeh raasta kabhi khatam na ho.”

She feels like she finally found her solace. When they find a perfect house in between mountains. (Next what happened is what will make you cry to bits.) The police somehow finds out their location and they had surrounded the house and Mahavir is shot at sight. Crashing Veera to pieces.

After Mahavir’s death, Veera is brought back to Delhi. Where she finally breaks her silence regarding her past trauma in front of everyone else.

The film ends with Veera returning to the mountains, working for her factory with female employees (referring to Mahvir’s helplessness about her mother’s situation?)

Still wondering why should watch this film?

Go watch it for excellent cinematography, the serene landscapes of this beautiful country; India. Watch it for Alia-Randeep’s amazingly believable performance and for Imitiaz Ali and A R Rahman’s sheer brilliance and the reason they are known as geniuses.

It’s intoxicating, overwhelmingly & heartwarming.

– The Lazyy Blogger

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