After making such path-breaking films like Valu, Vihir, Deeool, National Award winning director Umesh Kulkarni is busy with the post-production work of his next film, Highway, which is on the editing table. The film is a road story that unravels on the Pune-Mumbai highway and looks at situations in a different perspective, showcasing life in the two metros.
According to the director, “Each film has its own unique journey and challenges our own ways of looking at things. We try to explore new grounds with every film we make. For instance, after we made Valu, we did something entirely different in my next film Vihir.”
Highway boasts of a stellar star cast comprising of Nana Patekar, Sonali Kulkarni, Dilip Prabhavalkar, Girish Kulkarni. Huma Qureshi and Tisca Chopra make their Marathi film debut with this film. According to Kulkarni, there are more than 15 characters in the film. Ask him about why he roped in Qureshi for the film, he says, “I have always admired Huma. She is an extremely versatile actress and I felt that she would suit the character in the film.” With the film shot in sync sound, Qureshi has delivered her own dialogues in Marathi. The film shall also have a smattering of Hindi and English dialogues too. The makers are planning to release Highway in all the major cities of India including the South with English sub-titles in order to reach a wider audience.
Highway is slated to release in January next year.