Imtiyaz Ali made a more complete film in “Jab We Met”. Highway is a darker and starker film and the script meanders towards the middle, some shots are rushed through while those that need not have been there in the film are the one that end up dragging it down. Though it’s a social evil we have seen the pedophiliac relative act before in 'Monsoon Wedding' and Mira Nair presented it with much better clarity and panache. In here it is a mumble that is supposed to create the rumble. Stockholm Syndrome meets Monsoon Wedding drama is the one line review which could have been sufficient but for the two leads who rescue the film. Randeep Hooda looks the part and his performance is unobtrusive yet compelling. The show is stolen by Aaliya & one can’t take one’s eyes off her. Here is a potential star in the making with a superb screen presence and a range that is wonderful to see in one so young. She has the same appeal and star quality that one can see in a Jennifer Lawrence across in Hollywood.
- Queen is not to be missed, 5/5 for both Kangana and Vikas Bahl. Repeat viewing potential for sure.
- Highway can be seen just about once and only on the big screen to make it tolerable, Aaliya 4.5/5, Randeep Hooda 4.5/5 and Imtiyaz Ali 3.5/5, as for A R Rahman we shall forget he gave music to this film and forgive him only if he honorably retires from film music.