Traffic (2016) Hindi Movie Review | Critic Reviews

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Total Reviews - 10
Average Rating - 5.4/10
Yes - 4
No - 4
Neutral - 2

Critic Reviews Traffic

  • Deccan Chronicle | Review By -Mehul S Thakkar Rating-6/10
The film is a remake of 2011 Malayalam movie based on a real life incident in Chennai when a special corridor was created to transport a heart from one hospital to another. At the idea level, the makers have partially succeeded in ensuring that the film keeps you at the edge of your seat. However, the scenes where the constable is seen exiting the city with the heart on the back seat isn’t executed well.
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  • India Today | Review By -Suhani Singh Rating-3/10
For a film which largely unfolds in real time, Traffic lacks direction and pace. That's because too much time is spent in establishing the back stories and motivations of the ensemble cast and then resolving their many issues. It comes to at the cost of deviating from the significant mission itself. The twist that arrives in second half is hardly a surprise. Only Bajpayee performs his part well, with the rest not having much to do.
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  • Hindustan Times | Review By -Sweta Kaushal Rating-8/10
Suresh Nair, who adapted the Malayalam screenplay for the Hindi movie, has kept the script tight and narrative gripping. The build-up to the road mission to transport a heart sets the premise for all the characters and tells us about their lives. This portion drags at times but some good acting ensures we are not distracted.
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  • Koimoi | Review By -Abhijit Badjugar Rating-4/10
Traffic is a disappointing movie which fails to justify the true events. Boring, lengthy and more focused on a drama rather than the core topic of organ transplant in traffic conditions. Apart from Manoj Bajpayee’s sharp performance, the film has nothing to offer. My rating would be 2 out of 5 stars.
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  • Mid Day | Review By -Shubha Shetty Saha Rating-5/10
Given the topic (story by Bobby and Sanjay) in hand, this film could have been a fast-paced edge-of-the-seat thriller. But unfortunately and surprisingly for most parts, it moves at a meandering pace. The constant reminder of time with timeline put up gets the audience gauge the emergency of the situation more accurately than the characters in the film. The execution in most parts is pretty amateurish.
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  • NDTV | Review By -Saibal Chatterjee Rating-8/10
Traffic deals with the themes of loss, grief, betrayal, hope, second chances and redemption with impressive efficacy and lightness of touch. The 105-minute Traffic plays out like a thriller, with each second that elapses invoking the ticking of a real clock. Traffic is made doubly riveting by an eclectic bunch of fine actors led by Manoj Bajpayee in the role of Ramdas Godbole, a traffic constable suspended from service for accepting a bribe.
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  • Rediff | Review By -Sukanya Verma Rating-4/10
At the same time, it’s also a bitter reminder of how medical aid is a privilege only a few can avail at the cost of reckless driving and inconvenienced public. Traffic doesn’t address its ethics or anything profound. It doesn’t aspire to be anything beyond a bumpy ride to half-hearted glory. And in that it is entirely successful.
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  • Times Of India | Review By -Meena Iyer Rating-7/10
But this can be overlooked because at it's core, this is a well-intentioned film with fine performances from its ensemble cast. Special mentions are reserved for Manoj Bajpayee and Jimmy Sheirgill, who are A-grade. Though, they're just in extended cameos; these two effortlessly rise above the length of their roles. You shouldn't make a detour to avoid this traffic.
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  • Indian Express | Review By -Shubhra Gupta Rating-4/10
A very shaky cardiac surgeon (Parambrata Chatterjee), the young man’s best friend (Amol Parashar), both of whom accompany the constable, a police chief (Jimmy Shergill) who greenlights the project after being lectured at by a doctor, and a bunch of others. They all do their job, but this enterprise, bloated by needless saccharine and background music, has its moments but stays, overall, strictly serviceable.
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  • DNA | Review By -Bryan Durham Rating-5/10
When making a thriller and populating it with characters, an audience has to be keenly aware and invested in the emotions of everybody concerned. And for some reason, that just doesn't happen in Traffic to the degree that one expects it to. The performances are mostly middle-of-path. There are instances when you feel the twists and turns the film takes,
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Manoj Bajpayee, Jimmy Shergill, Prosenjit Chatterjee, Parambrata Chatterjee, Sachin Khedekar, Vishal Singh, Amol Parashar, Tuhin Chakrabarty, Kaveri, Divya Dutta, Divya Unni, Nikita Thukral, Richa Panai, Kitu Gidwani
Rajesh Pillai
Bobby Prakash, Sanjay Prakash
Bobby Prakash, Sanjay Prakash, Suresh Nair
Piyush Mishra, Prashant Pandey
Anil Lal, Santosh Thundiiayil
Mejo Joseph, Mithoon Sharma
produced by: 
Deepak Dhar, Sameer Gogate, Sameer Rajendran
Drama, Thriller
run time: 
104 minutes
censor certification: 

Plot Synopsis
The movie inspired by a real life story, is an emotional drama thriller about the effort of traffic police who take up the challenge to transport a heart organ by road in 150 minutes in order to save the life of a little girl. The narrative is very supportive of the Green Corridor initiative that allows Traffic police to beat traffic and drive at 120 km/ hr to ensure the organ is transported within the time limit.