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'Highway' to 'Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara': What makes road movies so popular with the filmmakers

Movies | IBNLive | February 19, 2014, 10:50 am
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 <b>Chalo Dilli:</b> A suburban woman gets to see the rural colours of India when she gets to travel in a ordinary class in train and in a bus. Directed by Shashank Shah, the film stars Lara Dutta and Vinay Patahk in lead roles.

Chalo Dilli: A suburban woman gets to see the rural colours of India when she gets to travel in a ordinary class in train and in a bus. Directed by Shashank Shah, the film stars Lara Dutta and Vinay Patahk in lead roles.

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 <b>Daud:</b> Directed by Ram Gopal Varma, 'Daud' revolves around a hired crook who is on a run from the gangsters due to unsuccessful delivery of a packet. He meets a cabaret dancer in the journey and the two fall in love.

Daud: Directed by Ram Gopal Varma, 'Daud' revolves around a hired crook who is on a run from the gangsters due to unsuccessful delivery of a packet. He meets a cabaret dancer in the journey and the two fall in love.

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 <b>Bombay to Goa:</b> A road film can be a laugh riot when different characters board the bus and leave you in splits. Directed by S Ramanathan, the film stars Amitabh Bachchan, Aruna Irani and Mehmood.

Bombay to Goa: A road film can be a laugh riot when different characters board the bus and leave you in splits. Directed by S Ramanathan, the film stars Amitabh Bachchan, Aruna Irani and Mehmood.

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 <b>Road:</b> A road trip can also turn out to a thriller when an eloped couple give a hitch to a stranger on a deserted highway, who turns out to be a psychopath killer. Directed by Rajat Mukherjee, Road' stars Vivek Oberoi, Antara Mali and Manoj Bajpayee in lead roles.

Road: A road trip can also turn out to a thriller when an eloped couple give a hitch to a stranger on a deserted highway, who turns out to be a psychopath killer. Directed by Rajat Mukherjee, Road' stars Vivek Oberoi, Antara Mali and Manoj Bajpayee in lead roles.

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 From escapism to taking a journey within to falling in love with life again, road movies have been quite popular in Bollywood. And, Imtiaz Ali is all set to come up with his first road film 'Highway'. Starring Alia Bhatt and Randeep Hooda, the film will explore the concept of finding oneself through a journey within and without.

From escapism to taking a journey within to falling in love with life again, road movies have been quite popular in Bollywood. And, Imtiaz Ali is all set to come up with his first road film 'Highway'. Starring Alia Bhatt and Randeep Hooda, the film will explore the concept of finding oneself through a journey within and without.

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 <b>Honeymoon Travels Pvt Ltd:</b> Reema Kagti's film 'Honeymoon Travels Pvt Ltd' brings the story of six couples who are on their four-day honeymoon to Goa. The film revolves around their relationships and trials as they all tread a new path in their lives.

Honeymoon Travels Pvt Ltd: Reema Kagti's film 'Honeymoon Travels Pvt Ltd' brings the story of six couples who are on their four-day honeymoon to Goa. The film revolves around their relationships and trials as they all tread a new path in their lives.

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 <b>Anjaana Anjaani:</b> At times you have to lose yourself in order to find yourself and Siddharth Anand's 'Anjaana Anjaani' talks about the same philosophy. Two strangers take on a road trip in order to fulfill their wishes.

Anjaana Anjaani: At times you have to lose yourself in order to find yourself and Siddharth Anand's 'Anjaana Anjaani' talks about the same philosophy. Two strangers take on a road trip in order to fulfill their wishes.

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 <b>Road Movie:</b> Cinema on wheels, 'Road Movie' revolves around Vishnu (Abhay Deol) who runs away from his father's business and takes refuge in a truck which turns out to be moving cinema. Directed by Dev Benegal, the film serenades you with the beauty of Kutch and shows the transformation in the life of each character with the end of the journey.

Road Movie: Cinema on wheels, 'Road Movie' revolves around Vishnu (Abhay Deol) who runs away from his father's business and takes refuge in a truck which turns out to be moving cinema. Directed by Dev Benegal, the film serenades you with the beauty of Kutch and shows the transformation in the life of each character with the end of the journey.

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 <b>Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara:</b> Three friends take on a road trip in Spain to fulfill their three individual wishes. Starring Abhay Deol, Hrithik Roshan and Farhan Akhtar, the film struck the right chord with the audiences with the picturesque beauty of Spain and their interesting culture .

Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara: Three friends take on a road trip in Spain to fulfill their three individual wishes. Starring Abhay Deol, Hrithik Roshan and Farhan Akhtar, the film struck the right chord with the audiences with the picturesque beauty of Spain and their interesting culture .

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 <b>Dil Hai Ki Maanta Nahi:</b> Road films have also run around the theme of romance and Mahesh Bhatt's 'Dil Hai Ki Maanta Nahi' is a perfect example. The film revolves around a rich spoilt girl who runs away from her house and a journalist follows her in order to get a story for his newspaper. But in the entire, the two unknowingly fall in love with each other.

Dil Hai Ki Maanta Nahi: Road films have also run around the theme of romance and Mahesh Bhatt's 'Dil Hai Ki Maanta Nahi' is a perfect example. The film revolves around a rich spoilt girl who runs away from her house and a journalist follows her in order to get a story for his newspaper. But in the entire, the two unknowingly fall in love with each other.

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