Films based on true incidents somehow manage to win your hearts irrespective how well aware the audience is with that incident. It hugely depends on the director how well or badly the story is executed. Traffic is one such perfect example of a great incident not well executed.
An actor’s daughter in Pune needs a heart. An aspiring journalist has met with an accident in Mumbai, on ventilator and no hopes of survival. His parents agree to donate their sons heart to the actors daughter. Now how the heart reaches from Mumbai to Pune by road in 150 minutes is what Traffic all about.
Rajesh Pillai has chosen a good story but did not do complete justice while executing it. Film serves as a good thriller and also keeps you engrossed throughout but fails to fall in the edge of the seat thriller category. Film has some finest performers from Hindi film industry but Rajesh struggles to pull best out of them. Everyone has a limited role in this hundred minutes film. Manoj Bajpayee, Divya Dutya, Parambrata Chatterjee, Prosenjeet Chatterjee, Jimmy Shergil, Sachin Khedekar give it their best shot. Editing of the film is perfect making the film worth a watch. Film beautifully blends flashbacks and subplots not making it monotonous with just the car ride. Music in such films find no place but this one has some meaningful songs describing the situations at its best.
Overall Traffic is worth a one time watch.