Taxi No. 9211

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Taxi No. 9 2 11
Taxinumber9211.JPG
Theatrical release poster
Directed byMilan Luthria
Screenplay byRajat Arora
Story byRajat Arora
Based onChanging Lanes (2002)
by Roger Michell
Produced byRamesh Sippy
Rohan Sippy
StarringNana Patekar
John Abraham
Sameera Reddy
Sonali Kulkarni
Shivaji Satam
Narrated bySanjay Dutt
CinematographyKartik Vijay
Edited byAarif Shaikh
Music byVishal–Shekhar
Production
companies
Entertainment One
Ramesh Sippy Entertainment
Distributed byUTV Motion Pictures
Release date
  • 24 February 2006 (2006-02-24)
(India)
Running time
116 minutes[1]
CountryIndia
LanguageHindi

Taxi No. 9 2 11 is a 2006 Indian Hindi-language comedy thriller film[1] directed by Milan Luthria and produced by Ramesh Sippy. The film stars Nana Patekar along with John Abraham in lead roles. It released on 24 February 2006, received positive response from critics, and was a moderate success at the box office. It is loosely based on 2002 Hollywood film Changing Lanes.[2]

In 2009, it was remade in Tamil as TN-07 AL 4777[3] which stars Pasupathy and Ajmal Ameer and in 2019, in Burmese as Nyit Toon.

Plot[edit]

Taxi No. 9 2 11 focuses on Raghav Shastri (Nana Patekar), a cab driver in Mumbai who lies to his wife about his job, pretending to be an insurance salesman. One day, he gives Jai Mittal (John Abraham), the spoilt son of a late businessman, a ride. Jai is fighting for ownership rights of his late father's estate. The cab gets into an accident with Jai escaping as he's in hurry. Jai loses the key to the vault containing his father's will in the back of Raghav's taxi.

Raghav decides to hide it from Jai, who, in search for his lost item, goes to Raghav's house and tells his wife what he really does for a living. She leaves him, taking their son. Raghav decides to take revenge. Raghav and Jai vow to kill each other in their fight for their properties. When Raghav fails to kill Jai he targets Jai's girlfriend, Rupali (Sameera Reddy). As Raghav chases Rupali she is saved by Jai by hair's breadth. Jai lets Rupali escape and he attacks Raghav. They have a dirty car fight but both survive.

Raghav goes to Jai's place. Jai returns to his apartment from a second court hearing regarding his father's estate in defeat, because he doesn't have his father's will. He discovers the will, torn to pieces and pasted on the wall of his apartment. Jai becomes depressed and lonely after his friends leave him. Rupali dumps him, indicating she wanted him only for his fortune. Losing everything that used to be precious, Jai realises the hard-hitting life and starts respecting his father and his work.

On the other side Raghav is caught again by police and taken to police station where his wife tells him his real character and problem within himself. Soon, he realises his mistake. Jai, having realised the value of close ones, then bails Raghav out of jail. Raghav insists they have a drink and they go to Jai's house for one. They find out that they share the same birthday. Raghav gives back his will, which he had hidden in the sofa, and says that he had never destroyed it — the torn will on the wall is a fake. Raghav then goes to the railway station to stop his wife and son from leaving him, but arrives a little too late. He goes back home where he sees a birthday cake on the table. He feels that he is hallucinating, but gets a pleasant shock when he sees his wife and son standing there, singing him a birthday song (and finds out that it was Jai who brought them back).

Jai confronts Arjun Bajaj (Shivaji Satam), the friend and custodian of the property of Jai's father, whom he tells that he has realised the value of life and does not want his father's property and takes a leave. Just as he drives out, his car collides with another car driven by a Woman (Priyanka Chopra), though initially both seem to be angry at each, later Jai apologizes and asks for her number, promising to pay for damages. The movie ends as both smile at each other and drive away; indicating a new romantic beginning.

Cast[edit]

  • Nana Patekar as Raghav Shastri aka Raghu
  • John Abraham as Jai Mittal
  • Sameera Reddy as Rupali
  • Sonali Kulkarni as Sunita Shastri, Raghav's wife
  • Kurush Deboo as Cyrus Batliwala
  • Shivaji Satam as Arjun Bajaj
  • Sanjay Dutt as Narrator
  • Priyanka Chopra as Driver special appearance
  • Akash Khurana as Shyam Mittal, Jai Mittal's father
  • Nasser Abdullah as Advocate Shivraj Behl (Shiv)
  • Smita Jaykar as Rupali's mother
  • Rajesh Asthana as Car owner
  • Ganesh Yadav as an Inspector
  • Mangal Kenkre as Judge
  • Ajay Jadhav as a Constable
  • Master Ashwin Chitale as Rishabh Shastri, Raghav's son
  • Shankar Sachdev as Tiwari
  • Anuradha Chandan as School Principal
  • Bharat as Jeweller
  • Vaibhav Mathur as Paanwala
  • Rajeev Pandey as Flat complex watchman
  • Mohammad as Lottery guy

Crew[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

Taxi No. 9 2 11
Soundtrack album by
Released10 November 2005 (2005-11-10) (Digital Release)
24 February 2006 (2006-02-24) (Film)
GenreFilm soundtrack
Length33:04
LabelSaregama HMV
ProducerVishal–Shekhar
Vishal–Shekhar chronology
Zinda
(2006)
Taxi No. 9 2 11
(2006)
Om Shanti Om
(2007)
Soundtrack
Review scores
SourceRating
Music Review at IndiaFM.comnot rated

The music was composed by Vishal–Shekhar with lyrics by Vishal Dadlani and Dev Kohli. The movie has six songs with two remixes. It features a song sung by yesteryear music composer Bappi Lahiri. The soundtrack was released sometime in the third week of January 2006 under the label of Saregama HMV.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLyricsSinger(s)Length
1."Bumbai Nagariya" Bappi Lahiri, Nana Patekar, John Abraham3:19
2."Ek Nazar Mein Bhi" KK, Sunidhi Chauhan4:37
3."Meter Down" Adnan Sami3:12
4."Aazmale"Dev KohliShekhar Ravjiani4:54
5."Bekhudi"Dev KohliShaan4:33
6."Udne Do"lyrics by Dev KohliKunal Ganjawala, Harshdeep Kaur6:15
7."Bumbai Nagariya" (Club Mix) Bappi Lahiri, Remix By Guru Sharma3:13

Box office[edit]

Taxi No. 9 2 11 was one of the highest-grossing films of 2006.[4] Nana Patekar and John Abraham were well applauded for their performances. Sonali Kulkarni was also appreciated.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Taxi No. 9.2.11 - Nau Do Gyarah". British Board of Film Classification.
  2. ^ Masand, Rajeev (1 December 2011). "Masand's Verdict: Taxi Number 9211". rajeevmasand.com.
  3. ^ "Pasupathy's Slap Spills Blood - Tamil Movie News". IndiaGlitz. 19 January 2009. Retrieved 21 June 2021.
  4. ^ "Box Office Results 2006". Archived from the original on 4 March 2007. Retrieved 1 March 2007.

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