Banner: GA2 Pictures, UV creations
Producer: Bunny Vas, V.Vamshi Krishna Reddy, Pramod Uppalapati
Director: Rahul Sankartiyan
Music: Jakes Bejoy
Casting: Vijay Devarakonda, Shiva Priyanka Jawalkar, Malavika Nair, Ravi Prakash, Uttej, Chammak Chandra, Madhunandan and others
Shiva Kumar (Vijay Devarakonda) who completes degree numerous attempts, after trying various jobs finally settles as a taxi driver buying a second hand Contessa car.
Even as he is able to live happily taking care of his brother and sister in law (Ravi Prakash, Kalyani) and also with his new found girlfriend Anju (Priyanka Jhawalkar), he gets a shock when he starts having weird experiences while driving his taxi.
To find out the mystery behind those happenings and the connection with Sishira (Malavika Nair), watch Taxiwala on silver screen.
Vijay Devarakonda came with the realistic and natural performance as a taxi driver. He attracted with his expressions and emotions and mesmerized with his variations on screen taking the film to another level with his screen presence.
Priyanka Jhawalkar on debut attracted with her looks and got limited scope for performance. Same is the case with Malavika Nair. Madhunandan, Chammak Chandra and Vishnu attracted with their comedy.
Others like Ravi Prakash,Ravi Varma, Shiju, Uttej, Yamuna,Kalyani performed according to their roles.
Jakes Bejoy's music is just average. Songs are not that attractive and some acted as speed breakers. However he elevated the scenes with his background music. Cinematography of Sujith Sarang is captivating. He captured the scenes to give good affect and feel to the viewers.
Sreejith Sarang's editing could have been more crispy especially in the second half. Director Rahul Sankartiyan could have added few more twists and turns, included more humour and logics for even powerful impact. Production values are good.
Rahul Sankartiyan came with known hilarious horror genre and touched upon the novel concept of astral projection. He attracted with his narration, story and direction. The story starts off on a slow and steady note before setting the stage for the interesting second half with the good interval bang after the hero's hardworking life seems to have reached an happy ending.
Second half too progresses in a similar manner but few missing logics and drags undid all the hard work. Though he attracted with humor and horror elements, Vijay who attracted with his screen presence in the first half gets sidelined for most of the second half bringing down the intensity levels. Had Vijay got more screen presence in the second half, impact would have been powerful.
He attracted with his screenplay but it could have been even more tighter. Rahul balanced the humour, horror, emotional elements to come with a decent entertainer and Vijay Devarakonda's screen presence is the added advantage for Taxiwala.
Taxiwala attracts with its thrills.
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