The film is a remake of a 2011 Malayalam hit by the same name
Directed by late Rajesh Pillai, Traffic starring Manoj Bajpayee, Jimmy Shergill, Prosenjit Chatterjee, Parambrata Chatterjee, Divya Dutta, Amol Parashar and debutant Richa Panai. Traffic is the remake of a 2011 super hit Malayalam film by the same. Is the Hindi version as impressive as the previous one? Our critic Sreeju Sudhakaran has sent us his first impression of the Traffic. Read on to find out what he has to say...
Sreeju says, "I have been a huge fan of the original Malayalam flick, Traffic, and I had the fortune to meet its director, the late Rajesh Pillai, while he was shooting for the Hindi remake three years ago. So it was quite trepidation that I went to watch his swansong. Traffic is unlike many of the Hindi films, as in there is no one hero in the film. In fact, it is about how ordinary people behave when faced with an extra ordinary situation that changes their lives forever. An accident happens that interconnects several previously unknown people and binds them on a journey to save a little girl's life.
There are no stars in the film, only actors which works in the favour of the film in a big way. Every one contributes big time here, be it the senior actors like Manoj Bajpayee, Divya Dutta, Jimmy Sheirgill, Sachin Khedekar, or the junior ones, like Vishal Singh, Nikita Thukral and Amol Parasher. The film starts off slowly, however the pace picks up after the accident. Tge emotional moments of the film work well. The movie movies into edge of the seat thriller mode, when Manoj Bajpayee, Parambrata and Amol embark on a critical road trip from Mumbai to Pune. There are two songs in the film, but they don't affect the narrative. The movie reaches the interval point, when Manoj Bajpayee's car goes missing from the police radar, and no one knows why. Since the film has been faithful to the original flick till now, I am sure the film will definitely surprise the people who haven't watch the Malayalam thriller."
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