Imtiaz Ali’s much talked about, much awaited movie with Alia Bhatt and Randeep Hooda, Highway has been selected for the prestigious Berlin Film Festival.
Wieland Speck, director of the Panorama section of the Berlin Film Festival, selected the film for this section. Speck said, “Panorama looks for something more than the usual Bollywood film. In recent years, we have shown Vishal Bhardwaj’s 7 Khoon Maaf and Q’s Gandu. Highway is appealing because it has a universal language — it talks to us in the West, and we can talk back to the film. Also, it isn’t just a genre movie, like a road movie, but has strong content driving it.”
The maker of the film, Imtiaz Ali, with a pedigree like Jab We Met, Love Aaj Kal, and Rock Star, said that his entire team feels hugely honored by this recognition from a premier festival. A road movie, Highway is based on what is known as the Stockholm Syndrome, where a captive falls in love with the kidnapper. Internationally acclaimed technicians, Oscar winners Rsul Pookkutty and AR Rahman have worked on the movie.