Stolen Highway Crashes on BO Highway

Bollywood film Highway, director Imtiaz Ali’s lift of the two-decade old Hollywood movie The Chase, has fared poorly at the U.S. box office. For the opening February 21-23, 2014 weekend, Highway could manage a gross of only $286,495. Highway’s opening weekend performance is pathetic for a Bollywood director of Imtiaz Ali’s stature. Highway is Imtiaz […]

Highway – Highway Robbery of The Chase

(Thanks to SI Blog reader rvasam who first alerted me to the lift) Let’s get to the big question right away. Is Bollywood film Highway a lift of the 1994 Hollywood movie The Chase? The short answer – Yes, to a significant, unignorable, inexcusable, unpardonable degree. There are far too many similarities between Highway and […]

Highway – Delightful Bollywood Aberration

Highway – Highway Robbery of The Chase I steered on to the Highway (Alia Bhatt, Randeep Hooda) with much trepidation this evening. This Alia Bhatt creature (heroine of Highway) was completely alien to me. And given my utter contempt for supremely untalented Indian ‘star children’ (Abhishek Bachchan, Zayed Khan, Fardeen Khan, Tusshar Kapoor, Salman Khan, […]