Highway — the Marathi debut of Tisca Chopra and Huma Qureshi!
Another Marathi movie is here! After changing the face of Marathi cinema with films like Valu, Deool and more, Umesh Kulkarni has been keeping himself busy. Along with his partner in crime, Girish Kulkarni, they have both come together to create, what is hopefully, another cinematic gem — Highway.
The film, which has already been completed, and is now in the post production stage will be releasing all over India on the 24th of July. The plot of the film has been revealed, and it is a simple film about a road story that takes place on the Mumbai — Pune expressway, while looking at different scenarioes in multiple ways.
However, the real deal of the film is the stellar cast it has. With almost 30 members, the cast of the film is quite large. With big names, as well as fresh talent, the film’s cast includes Girish Kulkarni, Huma Qureshi, Tisca Chopra, Satish Alekar, Mukta Barve, Nagraj Manjule, Sunil Barve, Chhaya Kadam, Kishore Kadam, Nipun Dharmadhikari, Om Bhutkar, Savita Prabhune, Renuka Shahane, Purva Pawar, Shashank Shende, Purvanand Wandekar, Shivkanta Aurangabadkar, Shilpa Anaspure, Aditya Kulkarni, Jayant Gadekar, Urmila Sukirt, Bhushan Manjule, Shankar Dongre, Shrikant Yadav, Mayur Khandge, Shakuntala Nagarkar, Umesh Jagtap, Vrushali Kulkarni, Sameer Bhate, and others. According to the director, Umesh Kulkarni, the film isn’t about one person, it is about each person telling a unique story, each person’s personal journey. The film’s crew and cast released the music of the film recently, at a small event, a few days ago.
The film marks the Marathi feature film debuts of two of the actresses — Huma and Tisca, and reportedly, they are both very excited to see what people think of the film. Huma even went on record to state that cinema shouldn’t be restricted by the boundaries of language, and should be open and free, without restrictions.
The film has been shot with sync sound, and Qureshi has delivered her own lines in Marathi. The film, as a departure from most Marathi films, will also have plenty of dialogue in Hindi and English. The producers and makers of the film intend to release the film in all the major cities of India, including the South (with subtitles), in order to let the majority of the population see it.
The film has been produced by Vinay Ganu, and released its trailer on YouTube a few days ago. According to the director, the film of the escape that most of us look forward to, an attempt to escape reality, and see our reflections in time.
Catch the much awaited film Highway at a theater near you! Don’t miss it!