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The Hindi movie Traffic has hit the screens recently. The movie draws inspiration from a Malayalam movie of the same title. The movie is a directorial venture by
Rajesh Pillai, the director of the Malayalam original. The Malayalam movie was a smashing hit. The Hindi remake has once again proved that creativity crosses all barriers of language.
A journalist who is heading for an interview with a superstar actor meets with an accident in which he suffers severe injury to the head.
The superstar’s daughter has a heart problem and is badly in need of heart transplantation. Now, in a strange twist, parents of the journalist volunteer to donate their son’s heart. With the permission of the reporter’s parents, his heart has to be taken via traffic-congested roads of Mumbai. Initially, police hesitate, but give in when they see the plight of the suffering child. A traffic constable, caught red-handed on charges of bribery badly needs to prove his sincerity to the profession. So, he takes up the responsibility of transporting the heart for transplantation. A murderous doctor is the one who gets the chance of saving the child’s life.
The movie has several people coming across each other. The fact is that they are in no way connected to each other.
As one watches the performances of Divya Dutta and Sachin Khedekar worried about their child’s health, he or she is moved to tears. Parambrata Chatterjee movingly portrays the character who is shocked by his wife’s betrayal of trust and shows fine emotions when he finds out that she is in a relationship with his own buddy. Prosenjit Chatterjee easily fits into the shoes of one who battles for his kid’s life. Manoj Bajpayee, who has done the role of traffic constable, deftly steers his way to success as the constable driving the car.
The script by Suresh Nair is crisp, and the narrative makes your heart jump in the mouth. The mission seems near impossible and sets the hearts of audiences throbbing. The pulse of the movie does not slow until the end except in few occasions when the plight of the individuals is narrated. Performances by the artists in the movie keep the audience biting their nail in anxiety.
What is there?
. What is not there?
Please do not steer your vehicle away from the theater just because there are a few negativities in the movie.
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