Highway, a big winner for everyone

The recent Imtiaz Ali movie, Highway which released last week, was welcomed with mixed reviews with opinions ranging from average to outstanding. Starring Alia Bhatt and Randeep Hooda, Highway was nevertheless unanimously praised for its performances and technical brilliance. The makers are very happy with the response to the movie and shared their happiness to the media through a press release, which reads as follows.

Besides winning hearts everywhere Imtiaz Ali’s Highway has turned out to be a win-win situation for everyone involved with the film. The Alia Bhatt-Randeep Hooda starrer, which has been the toast of every town playing the movie thanks to positive word of mouth, has been a profitable venture all around.

The cost of the film including P&A (Publicity and Advertising) is Rs.18.25 cr and the revenue earned pre-release was Rs.15.50 crore, thus recovering 85% of the cost even before the film was released on February 21. When you add the box office collections of Highway till Tuesday (25th Feb), of another Rs.18.23 cr from just 800 screens, you know how big a hit it has been.

Says presenter Sajid Nadiadwala: “Highway was always a profitable film, made & marketed at a tight cost and released in select 800 screens only, and the way it has been growing amongst audiences since Friday, it’s turning out to be a huge success for all of us. Hope the love for the movie keeps pouring in, in the next few days.”

“I have not received such warmth from the theatre audience before. Will always remember this time.” adds Imtiaz, who has been visiting theatres across cities to get audience reaction first hand.

The film, produced by Window Seat Films and presented by Nadiadwala, was released worldwide by UTV Motion Pictures on 21st Feb, 2014.


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