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| 8 August 2014 (2014-08-08)|Highway (2014 Bengali film) Wikipedia
Highway is an Indian Bengali romantic film, directed by Sudipto Chattopadhyay and produced under the banner of Surinder Films. The film features actors Koel Mallick and Parambrata Chatterjee in the lead roles. Music of the film has been composed by Anupam Roy. This film was released on 8 August 2014.
The story of the film revolves around the life of two people, who come across each other on a highway, which takes a very significant position in their life, being the witness of all their ups and downs. Their love story takes various twists and turns.
Koel and Parambrata are playing the role of an unhappy couple in this film, who could not bridge the gap between themselves even after trying for long. Koel's role is that of a Bengali girl while Parambrata plays a non-Bengali guy. Though their marriage was a love marriage, they realize that there was a vacancy in their life. The way they overcome that vacancy and discover each other from a new point of view, forms the climax of the story.Koel Mallick as Sohini Dasgupta
Parambrata Chatterjee as Ashwin "Win" Kapoor
Silajit Majumder as Firdous Aga
Rita Dutta Chakraborty as Pritha
Gaurav Chakrabarty (extended cameo) as Dhruba
Surinder Films, the production house of Nispal Singh Rane (Koel Mallick's husband), will be financing this film. This film also marks the Bengali directorial debut of Sudipto Chattopadhyay of Shobhana 7 Nights and Pankh fame. The film was earlier titled Aparichito, which later changed to Highway.
Actress Koel Mallick was signed to play the female lead opposite Parambrata Chatterjee, which is their second pairing after Hemlock Society. Her character is that of a psychologically affected woman, whose father died while she was in 9th Standard. Regarding her role, she said, "It has Parambrata and me and once again we play characters that are completely opposite to each other but I wouldn't compare it to a Hemlock Society." Because of being preoccupied with this film, she rejected the offer of being cast as the female lead in Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury's Buno Haansh, opposite Dev. Actor Gaurav Chakrabarty plays the character of a rockstar in this film.
Filming locations include the picturesque hill station of Darjeeling in West Bengal. Shooting was delayed a bit due to excessive downpours during the crew's stay at Darjeeling.
Anupam Roy roped in to compose the film score for Highway. Lyrics will also be penned by him.