Alia Bhatt and Imtiaz Ali on location- shooting for Highway in Punjab,28.03.2013

Highway hits the road to release
Trailer launched today

Mumbai, 16th Dec, 2013: The trailer of Imtiaz Ali’s much-awaited new release Highway was launched today at a multiplex in Mumbai. The film, presented by Sajid Nadiadwala, is a road journey traversing six states of north India and stars Alia Bhatt and Randeep Hooda in the lead. The film’s music has been composed by the maestro A.R. Rahman.
The trailer is now LIVE on the film’s YouTube Channel: www.youtube.com/HighwayTheFilm.
Highway has been produced by Imtiaz Ali’s production house, Window Seat Films and is its first production.
Imtiaz says, “Highway was made on the road, on the go. It needed more care. Luckily I had the best people in the team. And the movie has changed us all a bit.”

Sajid Nadiadwala adds, “Presenting a film like Highway is a matter of honour for me. The film was mounted and executed in a very short time and I am so happy with the way it has turned out. Imtiaz’s craft and Rahman’s music have come together like always to create the magic that they are known for. Now with the trailer out, we are waiting for the world to join us on this special journey.”
Here’s the link to the trailer- http://bit.ly/HighwayTrailer

Highway will release worldwide on February 21st, 2014.

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*’Highway’ shoot wrapped ahead of schedule*

The shoot for Imtiaz Ali’s film ‘Highway’, starring Alia Bhatt and Randeep
Hooda with music by A.R. Rahman, was wrapped on May 28. The film, presented
by Sajid Nadiadwala, will release on 21st February, 2014.

Despite a really challenging shoot across six Indian states, ‘Highway’
wrapped up proceedings eight days in advance. Although the entire shoot was
planned for 60 days, Imtiaz and team finished the same in 52 days. Along
the way they had to face extreme weather conditions and negotiate very
difficult terrain. From the sub-zero temperatures of snow-clad upper
Himachal to the near 50 degree centigrade highs in the last schedule in
Gurgaon; from bus and train travel in Rajashtan to hotels with no
electricity or water in Kaza (Himachal) and treacherous treks in heavy
rains in Kashmir, there were roadblocks all along the Highway. Yet the
passion and commitment were such that the shoot was completed well within
time.

“This film had the most number of locations in a film for me, and yet the
shortest span of shoot,” says Imtiaz. “Of course that’s how it should have
been for a movie called Highway. This shooting has been the most intense
and liberating journey.”

Says Alia: “There’s no place to begin if I start talking about the film and
I won’t stop. So I would rather save my emotions for myself to know.”

For Sajid Nadiadwala, presenting ‘Highway’, is a matter of great pride,
“The film was mounted and executed in a very short time and I am so happy
that its shoot has been completed well within schedule. It makes me very
happy, proud and responsible that Imtiaz has left the release and
distribution of his first production completely to me. With Imtiaz’s magic
and A.R. Rahman’s amazing music, ‘Highway’ will be one film to watch out
for this December!”

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Patakha Guddi kicks off Highway’s music

Mumbai, 7th Jan, 2014: The wait is finally over. The first song of Imtiaz Ali’s Highway, Patakha Guddi, will go LIVE today, 7th January at 4:30 pm. The music of the film has been composed by the maestro A.R. Rahman and ever since the film’s trailer came out, all eyes and ears have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of the soundtrack.

Patakha Guddi, written by Irshad Kamil and sung by the Nooran sisters from Panjab, is picturised on Highway’s leading lady, Alia Bhatt, who plays the role of Veera in the film. As she traverses through the roads of northern India, Veera gradually comes into her own and lets loose. Patakha Guddi celebrates her free spirit.

Says Imtiaz: “Patakha Guddi is about freedom. It is also about purity and wildness. Who better than the wild children of Panjabi music – Sultana and Jyoti Nooran – to sing the track? After Rockstar, it was great to collaborate with Rahman Sir again and we have tried to keep the Highway album melodious, simple and heartfelt.”

Adds lyricist Irshad Kamil: “Patakha Guddi gives the fragrance of Punjab with its piousness and free spirit. The lyrics take the flight according to the growth of Veera’s (Alia) character in the film. The song has raw energy in its composition, singing and even in the choice of words.”

Highway, produced by Window Seat Films and presented by Sajid Nadiadwala, will be released worldwide by UTV Motion Pictures. The music of the film will be available on T-Series.
To watch Patakha Guddi ,click – http://bit.ly/PatakhaGuddi

Highway will release worldwide on 21st February, 2014.

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Sajid Nadiadwala ties up with UTV for Highway’s worldwide release

MUMBAI, 27th September, 2013: Sajid Nadiadwala and Imtiaz Ali have joined hands with UTV Motion Pictures for the worldwide distribution and satellite rights of their much-awaited film, Highway, starring Alia Bhatt and Randeep Hooda with music by A.R. Rahman.

Says Sajid, “The film is looking great and I want to give Highway the release it deserves. We’ve tied up with the UTV team who share our vision to ensure that the film reaches deep and wide in India and across international markets. Also strategically, we have now decided to release the film on February 21, 2014 and consequently our other film Heropanti will now release on 16th May, 2014.”

“I am very pleased to join hands with friends to take Highway to its audience and am very confident about my partners,” says Imtiaz.

All roads now lead to February 21st, 2014, which is the new arrival date for Highway and 16th May, 2014 for the release of Tiger Shroff’s debut film, Heropanti.

Rajendra Ganotra is the Editor of Spicy Stars Mumbai

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