Monday, February 27, 2006

Film Review-Taxi No.9211

Starring: John Abraham, Nana Patekar, Sameera Reddy, Sonali Kulkarni.
Direction: Milan Luthria
Rating: * * * 1/2

A very refreshing and fast paced caper after a long time. Another landmark in the category of changing Bollywood trends. Jai Mittal (John Abraham) has to challenge his dad's will in the court and has to appear before the judiciary on time. As fate would have it , he meets an eccentric cabbie Raghav Shastri (Nana Patekar) and from there on begins an exciting roller coaster ride which changes both their lives.
Sonali Kulkarni plays Nana's dutiful wife, whereas Sameera plays John's girlfriend.
The film has a very upbeat and contemporary look to it. The characters are very well sketched and the film is very racy. You actually don't get any time to think and before you know the movie is over.
There is only one song " Do lafzo", John's intro song which is quite hummable and the only other song " Meter Down" comes with the credit titles. This song really goes well with the audience and you go home smiling.
The humour in the movie is class apart, the dialogues are very witty and well written. The Kachche Dhage director has done a very neat job, full marks for that.
So with a good story, good background score, good actors and a good director what do you expect? A superhit and that's what this film is.
Sonali Kulkarni stands out in her small yet convincing role of a dutibound housewife. Acting comes to her naturally. On the other hand Ms. Reddy is not worth talking about, she manages to be quite average.
Ofcourse the show stealers are non other than John and Nana. Both give an outstanding performance. I always feel that Nana goes over the top but in this film he is so subtle and so restrained and gives a complete knock out performance. As for John, I think this is his finest performance and stands out tall even though he has been pitted against the vintaged Nana Patekar.
So all said and done this is a must watch, so hail this Taxi and say "Meter Down".
-Sanketh Rao.

1 comment:

amrit said...

Would surely watch this movie sometime..