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Anand Deverakonda’s Highway to be premiered on aha on 19 August

The Telugu film features Abhishek Banerjee in the role of a serial killer. 

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The Telugu over-the-top (OTT) platform aha will be releasing the psychological thriller Highway (2022) on 19 August. Written and directed by KV Guhan, the movie stars Anand Deverakonda, Manasa Radhakrishnan, Abhishek Banerjee and Saiyami Kher in pivotal roles. 

The film is about a photographer Vishnu (Deverakonda) falling in love with the simple Tulasi (Manasa). The two of then go for a road trip, not knowing that a serial killer named D (Banerjee) is on the loose. D manages to kidnap Tulasi. Now Vishnu, with the help of police inspector Asha Bharat (Kher) has to rescue Tulasi. 

Speaking about the film’s premiere on aha, KV Guhan said in a statement, “Post-COVID wave one, there was an unprecedented change in the film industry, and at the same time, we were all connected to the world [international] content irrespective of the language. There was a massive opening for concept films, new experiments, and novel thoughts.”

The writer-director added, “That’s when I narrated this idea to Anand and Abhishek, and being explorers themselves, they said yes. The more you get into the story, it ignites the characters in different shades, and every twist and turn is new. I got support from aha in telling this story. I am sure the audience will be attached to it in a binge-watch.” 

Anand Deverakonda is the brother of the south star Vijay Deverakonda. After making his debut in Kushi Kushiyaagi (2015), he has worked in quite a few films over the years in the south. Banerjee makes his Telugu debut with the film.

Check out the teaser below.

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