Highway Movie Review: In contrast to his second film, Middle-Class Melodies, which was exclusively released online, Anand Deverakonda’s debut movie, Dorasani, was a financial failure. The choice to broadcast the actor’s upcoming movie, Highway, exclusively online via digital channels makes sense given that his previous movie, Pushpaka Vimanam, failed in theatres but fared well on the OTT platform.
Let’s take a look at Highway and see if it’s worth your time as it’s now available on the Aha OTT platform.
A road journey is taken by a professional photographer who, along the way, falls in love. A psychopath is searching for 5 women in the interim while leaving no evidence for the authorities. The link between the murderers and the photographer is the focus of the remaining plot.
Cast & Crew
Abhishek Banerjee, Saiyami Kher, John Vijay, Reshma Pasupuleti, and Sathya give standout performances in the movie in addition to the two stars (Anand Deverakonda and Manasa Radhakrishnan). The movie was written and directed by KV Guhan, and production was overseen by Venkat Talari. Simon K. King composed the music for the movie, while KV Guhan personally filmed every frame. The editor of the movie is Thammiraju.
|Music Director||Simon K King|
|Genre||Romance, Drama, Thriller|
|Cast||Anand Deverakonda, Manasa Radhakrishnan, Abhishek Banerjee, Saiyami Kher, John Vijay, Reshma Pasupuleti, Sathya|
Highway’s storyline has its moments of intrigue, but the movie’s overall direction will leave you perplexed. Both the storyline and the narrator of the movie seem terribly naive. Many of the movie’s scenes seem really uninteresting and lifeless. In order to present a typical thriller, the director has turned to a worn-out plot gimmick. The movie’s climax is both outrageous and predictable.
Anand Deverakonda has a lot of room to develop as an actor. He appears emotionless in many circumstances where his performance is crucial. Saiyami Kher does a commendable job as the investigating officer, in my opinion. Abhishek Banerjee is the only actor in the movie who makes an impression, despite the fact that we have seen him in similar roles in Hindi. The rest of the ensemble does a good job supporting Satya’s attempt to add some much-needed comedy relief.
The movie is still technically sound. Simon K. King’s score does a fantastic job of establishing the mood of the movie. The picture features a number of beautiful prospective locations, but KV Guhan’s cinematography is merely passable. This was KV Guhan’s second effort at a thriller after “WWW,” but the audience wasn’t impressed.
In the end, Highway offers some excellent moments and keeps your interest the entire time.