First day box-office collection of ‘Highway’

Randeep Hooda and Alia Bhatt starrer ‘Highway’ opened with an average start. The film had occupancy of 20-25% across the country. The response at multiplexes is better than single theatres. However, the occupancy showed an increase in the evening shows. The film is expected to make around 11 crore in the opening day.

‘Highway’ directed by Imtiaz Ali received a mixed response from critics, however, Alia and Randeep’s performances was applauded. Audience liked Alia Bhatt’s huge transition from stylish Radha of ‘Student of the year’ to simple traumatized girl in ‘Highway’.

However, the same day release ‘[email protected] The Mall’ had a dull start. The film had occupancy of around 5% only.

The numbers of ‘Highway’ is expected to increase by the weekend but the film’s collection might slow down this week as Farhan Akhtar and Vidya Balan starrer, ‘Shaadi Ke Side Effects’ will release next week.

'Highway' is the story of a girl. A city girl - young, full of life - is on the highway at night. With her fiance. They are scheduled to get married in four days. Suddenly, her life is swung away from the brocade and jewellery of marriage to the harsh brutality of abduction. She is taken away by this group of rustic criminals. Her life will never be the same again.

The same night, the gang is in panic. The girl is a big industrialist's daughter. His links in the corridors of power make ransom out of the question. They are doomed. But the leader of this group is adamant. For him sending her back is not an option. He will do whatever it takes to see this through.

Days pass. These are days of unbelievable horror for her. But, as the Tempo runs and miles turn, as the scenery changes, the light changes, the sun sets and rises and the air changes, she feels that she has changed as well.