Siva Kumar (Vijay Devarakonda) is the most charming young guy after completion of his studies comes to Hyderabad to plan his career finding a job. He comes to his brothers house who is having a car garage. Siva attends many interviews and tries different jobs but nothing works for him. So finally with the help of his brother he buys an old car and becomes cab driver. In this journey he fells in love with Anusha( Priyanka Jawalkar) who meets him as a passenger. One fine day Siva comes to know that the car is possessed by a spirit and then he wants to get rid off it. What is the story behind the car? How Siva dealt the situations? What happened in the end? Forms the story.
Vijay Devarakonda is superb as a stylish cab driver. His acting and body language is phenomenal which makes you stick to the seats. Vijay delevired perfect kind of emotions needed according with the situations. Priynaka Jawalkar is beautiful and decent in her role though she doesn’t have much scope to perform. Malavika Nair is a surprise in the film and she did splendid job. Madhu and other friends of Vijay Devarakonda evokes superb fun in the film. Chammak Chandra did awesome job with his small episode. All the other actors did decent performances accordingly.
The production values of the film are simply superb and fulfilled the requirement. Camera work done by Sujeeth Sarang is superb and the colors used in different frames are superb. Songs composed y Jakes Bejoy are okay but his background scores are superb and elevates the scenes. Editing done in the film decent but could have trimmed the length of few scenes. Director Rahul did splendid job in executing old horror story with the mixing of science fiction elements to it.
- Vijay Devarakonda
- Camera work
- Bit dull second half
- Few lengthy scenes
On a whole, Vijay Devarakonda is back to the success track with Taxiwaala after a failure like NOTA. The film is cleverly made by the director Rahul taking old horror concept with new science fiction elements. The first half of the film is good with fun episodes. Coming to the second half film becomes bit dull with some serious proceedings related to the backstory. For about 30 minutes Vijay will disappear in the proceedings. Not using too much VFX makers have done decent job with the story. Few scenes in the film are bit lengthy and could be trimmed. Overall, Taxiwaala is a decent entertainer in Vijay’s style. Few hilarious comedy episodes are life savers for the film. One can definitely watch the film this weekend for Vijay Devarakonda’s performance and story.
Bottom Line: Decent entertainer