Taxi No. 9211
Director: Milan Luthria
Producer: Ramesh Sippy
Cast: Nana Patekar, John Abraham, Sameera Reddy, Sonali Kulkarni, Shivaji Satam
Lyricist: Dev Kohli, Vishal Dadlani
Raghav Shastri (Nana Patekar), an Insurance Salesman to the world, but a caustic, instinctively witty cabbie in reality, who needs thirty thousand rupees by the end of today...
And Jai Mittal (John Abraham), the equally acidic heir to a resourceful business family, who needs a bit more. Three hundred crores actually.
Also by the end of the day.
Jai needs to contest his father's will in court.. and Raghu's cab to get there.
Raghu needs every rich sucker he can get as passenger..
So the two meet..
And a predictable cab ride kicks off a roller-coaster journey that leaves you laughing in a most unlikely place.. the edge of your seat..
Because on either side of the seat that divides them are our two problems..
TAXI NO. 9211 tells the story of two men, both prey to anger, who get involved in an accident that brings out their worst qualities. They belong to the opposite ends of the social scale.
The story is very interesting, the narrative is innovative and very original. One of the prime reasons why Taxi No. 9211 works is because of the unpredictable nature of the story. There is not one moment in the film when you feel bored. The pace of the film is very fast and refreshing. Vishal-Shekhar's music gels well with the mood of the film.Cinematography [Kartik Vijay] is of superior quality.
The performances are strong, especially those by the two leads. Nana Patekar as usual gives an excellent performance. John Abraham has also done an excellent work and plays the role of a spoilt rich brat to perfection. Sameera Reddy doesn't impress. Also, she ought to watch her weight; she appears plump and needs better makeup. Sonali Kulkarni is exceptional. Her sequences with Nana are commendable. Rest of the cast lend able support. Overall Taxi No 9211 is a must-see movie.