After a few postponements, Vijay Deverakonda’s eagerly awaited experimental thriller, Taxiwaala has finally hit the screens today. Let’s check how it is.
After trying his hand at different odd jobs, Shiva(Vijay Devrakonda) buys a vintage car from a car dealer and starts his journey as a cab driver. When everything is going well in his life, slowly Shiva starts noticing mysterious incidents happening inside the car. Eventually, Shiva understands that there is a ghost in the car and is taking revenge on the passengers. Who is that ghost and why is she in the car? What is her main intention behind killing passengers? How will Shiva help her and set rights things? That forms the rest of the story.
Debutant Rahul Sankrityan has tried to narrate a new genre horror supernatural thriller by mixing up Astral Projection concept in it and succeeded to an extent. He designed the proceedings with lighter emotions during the first half and revealed the core point post interval but sadly he lost control on the script further as the film looks dragged and predictable later.
Performance wise, there is nothing new to say about a proved actor like Vijay Deverakonda as he has done his role with perfection. After delivering an intense and emotional performance in films like Arjun Reddy and Geetha Govindam, Vijay has once again proved his mettle in given boy-next-door role. Looks wise, heroine Priyanka Jawalkar is cute but she has nothing much to do in the film. Actress Malavika Nair shines in her role which is crucial for the film. Newcomer Vishnu, who portrayed ‘Hollywood’ character evokes good laughs with his comic timing.
Vijay Deverakonda’s natural acting
A few fun elements
Dragged second half
All in all, Taxiwaala is a horror thriller which has a good concept but director Rahul Sankrityan chose to narrate it in a regular template. Vijay Deverakonda’s acting and a few fun mixed horror elements during the first half are good but narration falls flat and predictable during second half once after the twist is revealed hence making it a one time watch for this weekend.
Rating : 3/5