Films are known to be inspired from many sources- sometimes from books, sometimes from films themselves. We heard that Imtiaz Ali's new flick Highway is an updated rehash of one episode in his own Zee TV series Rishtey. The TV audience who still remember Rishtey confirms that there is striking similarity between the TV series and the latest film.
Imtiaz Ali's Highway trailer, released recently, has created a wave with its set of fresh and different characters and exotic settings. Highway features young and beautiful Alia Bhat and Randeep Hooda and falls in the genre of Road Movies, which is a fresh step in Bollywood.
The episode in question narrated the story of a girl who gets kidnapped just before her marriage. As the story moves, she gets emotionally involved with gang leader who kidnapped her and thus the drama evolves ! Jab We Met director has even retained the names of the characters - Vijay, gang leader and Veera, the kidnapped girl. He said that Highway is the story of two people who are opposite poles getting united by fate'. This theme seems to be Ali's favourite as his Jab We Met also traveled in the same route.
In director's own words " Yes, There was this episode for Rishtey on Zee TV. But as it has to be designed as just one episode, I had to tweak it into a duration of just 45 minutes which I believe is very less time for such a story to evolve itself. I always believed that this story has a potential to become a full blown movie and it should be told in a bigger scale. I am happy that it took this long for me to make it into a feature film because by this time, I understand the characters and their story much better now and is in a better position to make it too".
The trailer of Highway has made waves among movie buffs. Peppered with the beauty of scenic locations and seasoned with the thrill of a long highway ride, Highway looks like a yummy filmy dish !