|Cast:||Vijay Deverakonda, Priyanka Jawalkar, Malavika Nair|
|Directed by:||Rahul Sankrityayan|
|Produced by:||Bunny Vas, V. Vamshi Krishna Reddy, Pramod Uppalapati|
|Music by:||Jakes Bejoy|
|Release Date:||November 17, 2018|
Taxiwaala - Story
Siva Kumar (Vijay Devarakonda) is a graduate who comes to Hyderabad with a hope that Babai (Madhunandan) who runs a car garage would find a job for him. He changes various jobs and finally decides to become a cab driver and goes home where his brother and his wife live. They treat him like their child and gives him money by selling off their gold. He finds an old car in his budget and use it as a cab. As all is going well he meets Anusha (Priyanka Jawalkar) and falls in love with her. After dropping her off at her hostel, he accidentally finds that the car is possessed by a ghost. Is it really a ghost? What is the story behind that? How Siva Kumar help the ghost?
Taxiwaala - Star Performance
Rising star of Tollywood Vijay Deverakonda acts with ease as a cab driver Shiva. Vijay is able to deliver good performance even in this cowardice characterization which is contrary to his rowdy boy image. However, in second half his screen time is less. Debut heroine Priyanka Jawalkar looks fine; however, her character has limited scope in this film. Second heroine Malavika Nair role is much smaller but it is the crux of the core theme. Raviprakash, Ravi Varma, Shiju, Uttej and Yesteryear heroines Yamuna, Kalyani play other roles. The young guy who played a character named “Hollywood “is fun.
Taxiwaala - Technical Team
Production values by SKN are neat as the film has very good night visuals and the science fiction element has been showcased in a good color tone by the camera department. Production design is top notch as the garage set up looks very impressive. Dialogues are good and the music and background score by Jake’s Bejoy are top notch. Coming to he director Rahul, he has done an impressive job with the film. Even though the backdrop of the film is the age old horror comedy, he cleverly adds a science fiction element and narrates it convincingly keeping the viewers engaged.
Taxiwaala - Analysis
On the whole, Taxiwaala is an engaging horror comedy which has a good premise. Interesting concept, good comedy and decent thrills are basic assets of this film. However, things become a bit slow in the second half as the proceedings become serious. As there are no major releases till the month end and seeing Vijay’s popularity, this film has good chances to work at the box office. Watch it with low expectations as the film will not disappoint you and ends as a breezy watch this weekend.
Taxiwaala - Trailer