Highway Movie Review: Anand Deverakonda’s first movie, Dorasani, did not do well at the box office. His second movie, Middle-Class Melodies, was only available online. Since his last movie, Pushpaka Vimanam, bombed in theatres but did well on the OTT platform, it makes sense that his new movie, Highway, will only be shown online through digital channels.
Let’s look at Highway to see if it’s worth your time now that it’s on the OTT platform Aha.
A professional photographer goes on a road trip and falls in love along the way. In the meantime, a psychopath is looking for 5 women, but he isn’t leaving any clues for the police. The rest of the story is about how the killers and the photographer are connected.
Cast & Crew
In addition to the two stars, the movie has great performances from Abhishek Banerjee, Saiyami Kher, John Vijay, Reshma Pasupuleti, and Sathya (Anand Deverakonda and Manasa Radhakrishnan). KV Guhan wrote the script and directed the movie. Venkat Talari was in charge of making the movie. Simon K. King wrote the music for the film, and KV Guhan shot every frame himself. Thammiraju is in charge of editing the movie.
|Music Director||Simon K King|
|Genre||Romance, Drama, Thriller|
|Cast||Anand Deverakonda, Manasa Radhakrishnan, Abhishek Banerjee, Saiyami Kher, John Vijay, Reshma Pasupuleti, Sathya|
The plot of Highway has some interesting parts, but the overall direction of the movie will leave you confused. The movie’s plot and the person who tells it seem to be very naive. Many of the scenes in the movie don’t seem very interesting or lively. In order to make a typical thriller, the director has used a plot device that has been done to death. The end of the movie is both shocking and expected.
There is a lot of room for Anand Deverakonda to grow as an actor. He looks like he has no feelings when his performance is important. I think that Saiyami Kher does a good job as the investigating officer. Even though we’ve seen him in similar roles in Hindi, Abhishek Banerjee is the only actor in the movie who stands out. Satya’s attempt to add some much-needed humor is well supported by the rest of the cast.
The movie is still good in terms of how it works. The score by Simon K. King does a great job of setting the mood of the movie. The movie has a lot of beautiful places to look at, but KV Guhan’s cinematography is just average. After “WWW,” this was KV Guhan’s second attempt at a thriller, but the audience didn’t like it.
In the end, Highway has some great parts and keeps your attention throughout.