Film library is full of excellent road trip movies like The Hitch-hiker, Five Easy Pieces, Garlands, Daud, Road etc but Highway is that rarity a Bollywood road movie told with verve, class, fun-logic and loads of emotions.
It is a tale of a suppressed girl "Alia Bhatt" whose life gets changed when she is kidnapped by "Randeep Hooda". Without going in too much detail all I can say that Highway is too abstract and only an artist can paly with beautiful and emotional colours on canvas. And only a clever set of audience can understand it. Therefore, Highway is not for masses.
Highway is full of so many beautiful sequences that display the masterly touch of a craftsman "Imtiaz Ali" whose labour is visible in every frame. He is the actual hero of the film. The USP of the film, besides the melodious muisc by oscar winning MC A.R. Rahman of course, are the emotional moments and scenes soaked with values, which are undoubtedly heart rending. Moreover, the director has very well justified both principal performers.
Randeep Hooda is a briilant Indian actor and his performance will be remembered for many years but unfortunately Bollywood masses run after stardom such as (useless) SRK has. Therefore, he has very little chance to win other film producers hearts so that we can enjoy more from his work in future.
On the whole, Highway is like a red pill of matrix because it is a masterpiece which shows a total different world & I am sure that classes will enjoy it.
The movie is based on Mumabi's first police encounter. Director Sanjay Gupta is back with his new stylish tale. Sanjay Gupta is famous for making movies on Mumbai-Underworld, & this time he revisits the familiar tale of a powerful gangster "Manya Surve" and his fallout with his ambitious protege particularly his rivalry with famous Dawood gang aka D-Company. In setting the film in the 80s, the director has failed to borrow much of that period's cinematic style. But at the same time every line is a punch line, every dialogue a clap-trap, and you become numb to the impact of the dialogues. On the whole, Shootout at Wadala is watchable and enjoyable . It is an impressive, taut and rivetting movie about gang wars and the police, featuring very heavy cast.
"Daayan (witch) ka asli roop khoobsurat aur darawna hota hai" - It is the most iconic dialogue of this movie that floats the Dayaan's boat. I am not sure exactly what reasons people will have for seeing this movie; surely enjoyment won't be the one, because what we get here aren't the delicious chills of a Daayan.
Ek thi Daayan is an unusual script, because it doesn't contain the spiritual powers, tantric's jantar mantar etc. Daayan is full of suspense. Konkona Sen as a Daayan has great coquetry behaviour, and her style in every scene shows her sincerity & dedication.
No bollywood movie is complete without music. Though Daayan doesn't require the musical ingredient but it has few good songs espcially "tote ud gaye".
Do yourself a favour; don't watch Daayan if you have a weak heart.