Imtiaz Ali is one director who has always been able to capture realism in his stories (e.g. “Jab We Met,” “Love Aaj Kal,” “Rockstar”). His stories always have an honest feel to them, and have resulted in natural performances by the actors who star in them.
Films are meant to capture journeys, but in Imtiaz Ali’s much-awaited “Highway,” it is literally the journey that forms the heart of the film. Presented by Sajid Nadiadwala and starring Alia Bhatt and Randeep Hooda as leads, the film traverses six states of India and captures the landscape of the different regions as it goes along.
To give viewers the full experience of this journey, and to go with the theme and style of the film, short video episodes called “Highway Diaries” will be posted online to share the experiences of the journey with fans.
These clips essentially provide a glimpse into the myriad experiences that the cast and crew went through during the shoot. They will be put out in short video episodes lasting one to two minutes.
Each of these episodes – and there will be 18 to 20 of them punctuated over the next couple of months – has been put together in such a way as to offer a glimpse into the journey and ends in a manner that generates curiosity for more.
While the look and feel of these videos has been kept close to that of the film, they are not to be mistaken as the first look of Highway the movie. Imtiaz explains:
“Yes the journey has made the film. I have never seen a film being as influenced by the incidents of its making as Highway. These adventures of the north Indian road journey have many stories to tell. We bring these to you in The Highway Diaries.”
Keep it locked to UrbanAsian as we guide you along the “Highway” (releasing February 2014)!