Traffic is a Bollywood movie which is a remake of a hit Malayalam film. It is a real nail-biting thriller movie which will keep you engaged till the end. A must watch for the weekend, our rating for the movie is 4/5.

Rating – 4/5

Director Rajesh Pillai
Producer Deepak Dhar, Sameer Gogate, Sameer Rajendran
Star cast Manoj Bajpayee, Jimmy Shergill, Prosenjit Chatterjee, Parambrata Chatterjee, Sachin Khedekar, Amol Parashar, Vishal Singh, Divya Dutta, Nikita Thukral, Richa Panai, Kaveri
Music Mithoon
Cinematography Santosh Thundiyil, Anil Lal
Release date May 6, 2016

Traffic – Movie Review, Plot, Audience feedback

Traffic (2016) is a remake of Malayalam movie, Traffic

It is a remake of Rajesh Pillai’s Malayalam movie which released in 2011 with the same name and received a lot of appreciation from the audience. In that movie, Rajesh Pillai cleverly combined the real life incident of heart transplantation with a Mexican movie ‘Amores Perros’. The immense success of movie encourages Pillai to make its Hindi version which he has directed himself.

Traffic is a gripping thriller with good actors which makes sure to keep the audience interested. Even though the box office collection for the first day is about 1.5-2 crores, critics believe the movie would earn more once the word spreads.

Story

Based on real life event that occurred in Chennai in 2008 in which Traffic police manage to cover the distance between the Chennai and Bangalore in just a few hours in peak traffic time to transport a heart for heart transplantation on time to save the life of a child.

Review

Traffic is a story of saving a life of a 12-year-old girl who needs a heart transplant. How police and doctors closely work to make it happen is shown in the movie. This 105-minute long ‘Traffic’ keeps the audience at the edge of their seats throughout the movie.

This movie is not just about recreating that real life event but it also talks about loss, grief, tragedy, betrayal, second chances, and hope that perfectly connects to the audience and touches the heart in a most subtle and promising way.

Performances

The movie has some of the best actors with thrilling performances by all. The soul of the movie, Manoj Bajpayee stole the hearts with his emotional and heart-wrenching acting along with Jimmy Shergill. Each character plays a perfect role leaving quite an impression.

Audience feedback

The response of audience after watching the movie seems to be quite positive. People loved the movie and believe that once the word spread, the movie would do a great business. Some even said that movie deserves a National Award.

Good things about movie

The good things about the movie is its tight script, gripping thriller, suspense, emotionally connect, amazing performances by actors, great screenplay and good dialogues. The plot seems to drag at places but is covered by remarkable performances.

Bad things about movie

The only bad thing about this movie is no good promotions which could have attracted the audience in the initial days.

Verdict

Our verdict for a movie is a must watch family movie. It shakes you up, makes you bite your nails and leaves you teary eyed. It would not disappoint you and promises to be complete “Paisa Vasool” movie. It strickes the right chord of sensitivity and brings hope to the life which is full of chaos. Don’t miss this one!

Traffic – Box office collection

The morning occupancy on the first day was only 15% which increased by 30-40% in the evening. Even though the box office collection for the first day is about 1.5 crores, critics believe the movie would earn more once the word spreads.

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