Director: Late Rajesh Pillai
Cast: Manoj Bajpayee, Jimmy Sheirgill,Divya Dutta, Sachin Khedekar, Vishal Singh, Prosenjit Chatterjee, Parambrata Chatterjee, Kitu Gidwani, Nikita Thukral,Ulka Gupta.
Running Time: 1 hrs 44 mins
Pune: Traffic is the remake of a 2011 Malayalam movie ‘Traffic’. Directed by late director Rajesh Pillai, this remake has brilliant actors like Manoj Bajpayee as the police constable, Jimmy Sheirgill as Police Commissioner, Prosenjit Chatterjee as a superstar, Parambrata Chatterjee as a doctor and other noted actors like Sachin Khedekar and Divya Dutta.Vishal Singh from Television fame has debuted in Bollywood with this film.
‘Traffic’ is based on a true incident where a heart was transported from one city to another in just 150 minutes. In ‘Traffic’ several lives intersect over a heart transplant procedure. Godbole (Manoj Bajpayee) plays the role of a constable who is suspended from his duty for taking the bribe, he agrees to lead this mission of transplant as he wants to regain the respect he has lost. Gurbir Singh, the Mumbai police commissioner (Jimmy Sheirgill) refuses to take up the mission as he feels it is next to impossible to carry a heart from Mumbai to Pune in such a short span, whereas the girl’s father who is intended to get a heart is a superstar and uses his contacts for the same from MP to Governer.
The film shows the emotional spectrum of both sides of parents.Sachin Khedekar and Kitu Gidwani are shown as mourning parents whose son is brain dead and they have to decide whether or not to transplant their son’s heart. It surely gives us goosebumps to see in such a numbing grief how the boy’s family must have grasped courage to take such decision.
The three characters : Godbole(Manoj Bajpayee), Dr.Abel (Parambrata Chatterjee) and his friend Amol Parashar set out to complete this mission. This gives them the chance to redeem themselves. The movie reaches the interval point when the car goes missing and that keeps us gripped for some time (for those who have not seen Malayalam film) Godbole’s character is disturbingly calm, he takes the risk and his risk shows results.
There are two songs in the movie, Neki Ke Raha Pe, and Keh Bhi De, they are good and do not disturb the story. The story is true so it does affect you and make you emotional.