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Directed by : Rajesh Pillai

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Traffic is 2016 Hindi thriller film directed by Rajesh Pillai. It is a remake of the 2011 Malayalam film of same name.


“A slightly better execution to this potentially taut script could have done wonders!”

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Manoj Bajpayee

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Traffic Review-A live heart in a box kept in an ambulance racing down Mumbai Pune highway

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This is a road movie of a different type and is based on a topical subject of organ transplant and the problems associated with the same.
A film star's teenage daughter in Pune is very ill and only a heart transplant on the same day can save her. Her parents have given up hope. At the same time in Mumbai a young man is declared brain dead due to injuries sustained in a road accident. There is a proposal to transplant the young man's heart into the girl's body which is initially resisted by the boy's parents but they later agree. So far so good but now some problems come up.
The film star can afford to charter a plane or helicopter but the weather is bad for the next few hours. The only option is to go by road and it is now a challenge to do Mumbai-Pune in two and a half hours because after that time period the heart will not be suitable for the transplant. Initially DSP (traffic) Jimmy Shergill refuses this almost impossible task but when encouraged by old timer Vikram Gokhale he takes up the challenge. Driver policeman Manoj Bajpayee is selected to drive the ambulance and given express instructions not to drive the ambulance carrying the heart in a box below a speed of 120kmph.
What could be the hurdles on this route besides the traffic which is planned to be managed efficiently? The remaining part of the film deals with unforeseen situations faced by the driver of the ambulance vehicle which is carrying the live heart. As such the second half has been made quite exciting by director Rajesh Pillay with unexpected developments taking place on the road trip. Manoj Bajpayee and Jimmy Shergill are seasoned actors have given good performances as usual. The supporting actors have also acted well and there are quite a few touching scenes enacted by the parents.One scene which stands out is when the young man's parents call his girl friend over so that they could mourn their loss together. Divya Dutta and Sachin Khedekar have acted very well indeed.