• Parmita Uniyal
    Parmita Uniyal
    Hindustan Times


    The movie takes one direction and focuses on it, rather than moving to sub-plots. True, there’s no adrenaline rush, but there’s a serene feel to it. Much like his previous films, Imtiaz’s female protagonist wants to break out of the existing rules and regulations, to lead life at her own terms (remember Jab We Met’s Geet and Rockstar’s Heer). Hats off to Imtiaz for doing justice to the essence of the film. If you are stuck on the crossroads of life, take the Highway.

  • For some unadulterated filmmaking which we don’t see too often, make it a point to watch this one.

  • Rachit Gupta
    Rachit Gupta


    At 20, it’s surprising how Alia has got so many deft nuances right. It’s as if the actor has grown with the character. She is truly one of the most promising new actors in Hindi films.
    All said and done, films like Highway aren’t just watched they are felt.

  • ‘Highway’ is a road less travelled, and one that we think you must embark on. It’s a bumpy ride, no doubt, but one that’s set in the right direction.

  • Komal Nahta
    Komal Nahta


    …is entertaining but only upto a point and only for the youth in the big cities. Its weak second half and the class-appealing nature of the drama will tell on its performance in the smaller centres and in single-screen cinemas. Overall, its run at the cinemas will not be upto the mark.

  • Imtiaz Ali’s Highway is about escape. It is a dreamlike film, complete with achingly beautiful Himalayan landscapes and vast, unpopulated, dusty expanses. At the centre is a pair of utterly unlikely soulmates—a spunky, rosy-cheeked girl of wealth from South Delhi and her captor, a Haryanvi rogue extortionist.

  • Maybe there’s no need to intellectualize this beautiful bond and just savour it as it is.

    Just like the film. Do Not Miss!

  • JPN


    Highway will not give you an adrenaline rush but a serene feeling that stays with you long after the film is over. This movie would be a good option to enjoy this weekend with your family and friends.

  • It’s gritty in parts and unrealistic in some (which hostage would break out into a hip-hop dance on wasteland). But watch this one for Bhatt and Hooda. They are at their vulnerable, rugged best. Plus, if you are in the mood to see India in its raw, unpolished state, Highway can be an exhilarating ride.