2 States

This is a story about a romantic journey of a culturally opposite couple – Krish Malhotra and Ananya Swaminathan. They meet at the IIM-Ahmedabad College and during the program they fall in love. Complications arise after the program comes to an end and they decide to get married. Krish and Ananya belong to two different states of India. Krish, a North Indian Punjabi boy from Delhi, and Ananya, a Tamilian Brahmin from Chennai. They take a conscious decision; they won’t get married until their parents agree. Everything goes downhill when the parents meet. There is a cultural clash and the parents oppose the wedding. To convert their love story into a love marriage, the couple faces a tough battle in front of them. For it is easy to fight and rebel, but much harder to convince. Will Krish and Ananya’s love for each other sustain the battles? Will they manage to convince their parents and make it to their wedding? The film thus is a humorous take on inter community marriages in India.

Highway

It’s a few days before Veera’s glamorous wedding and she’s going stir crazy. So this fashionable industrialist’s daughter persuades her groom to take her on an outing, and her life is changed forever: she is abducted – by mistake. At a loss, her kidnappers haven’t a clue what to do with their higher caste detainee. They decide first of all to remove the self-confident bride as far away as possible from Delhi. Veera is terrified and fears the worst. Mahabir sits behind the wheel of the truck which carries her further and further away from her familiar urban environment. He’s a hard-bitten young man who knows as little about Veera’s life as she does about his. Two very different Indian lifestyles collide. Their journey through the unbelievably vast expanses of Haryana, the deserts of Rajasthan and the remote mountainous regions of Punjab and Kashmir change them both – and allow them to discover the things they have in common. [Synopsis courtesy of Berlinale]