Taxiwaala

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Taxiwaala
Taxiwaala First Look Poster.jpeg
Directed byRahul Sankrityan
Produced bySKN
Bunny Vas
V. Vamshi Krishna Reddy
Pramod Uppalapati
Sandeep Senapathi
Screenplay bySaikumar Reddy
Story byRahul Sankrityan
StarringVijay Deverakonda
Priyanka Jawalkar
Music byJakes Bejoy
Edited bySreejith Sarang
Production
company
Release date
  • November 17, 2018 (2018-11-17)
Running time
2 hrs 12 mins
CountryIndia
LanguageTelugu
Box office39.65Crores[1]

Taxiwaala[2] is a 2018 science-fiction comedy film written and directed by Rahul Sankrityan. The film stars Vijay Deverakonda, Priyanka Jawalkar[3] and Malavika Nair in the lead roles, while [4] Madhunandan, Ravi Varma, and Shiju appear in supporting roles. Music is composed by Jakes Bejoy. The film is jointly bankrolled by UV Creations and Geetha Arts. The movie's teaser was released on April 18, 2018.[5] The movie was released on November 17, 2018 to positive reviews praising the story, comedy, and Deverakonda's performance. The film became a super hit at the box office.

Plot[edit]

Shiva (Vijay Deverakonda) goes to his friend's place in Hyderabad (Madhunandan) for a job after his degree but settles as a cab driver after quitting the odd jobs he attempts.[6]

Shiva starts experiencing spooky things inside the vintage car he bought, most of them are not harmful to him but scares others. Shiva falls in love with Anusha (Priyanka Jawalkar) on the first ride. Suspecting a ghost, Shiva and friends try to find the mystery through the ex-owner.[7] As the team enters the ex-owner’s (Shiju) home, they come across a professor (Ravi Varma), who knows about a pseudo-scientific process called Astral Projection. The rest of the story revolves around the connection between Astral Projection and the spirit in the car, and how Shiva and his friends try to return to a normal life.

Cast[edit]

Music[edit]

Taxiwaala
Soundtrack album by
Released17th November, 2018
Recorded2018
GenreSoundtrack
Length16:43
LabelAditya Music
ProducerJakes Bejoy
Jakes Bejoy chronology
Ranam
(2018)
Taxiwaala
(2018)
Suttu Pidikka Utharavu
(2018)

The song "Maate Vinadhuga", which was the first to release, became an instant hit among music lovers and as of November 13, has garnered almost 8 million views on Youtube.All tracks written by Krishna Kanth.

Track listing
No.TitleSinger(s)Length
1."Maate Vinadhuga"Sid Sriram4:35
2."Ladies and Gentlemen"Vedala Hemachandra, Jakes Bejoy3:22
3."Crazy Car"Revanth4:22
4."Neeve Neeve"Shreya Ghoshal4:24
Total length:16:43

Critical reception[edit]

Music Review
Review scores
SourceRating
India Glitz3/5 stars[8]

123telugu.com in its review noted that "The audio of Taxiwala is not the regular song and dance album which will impress the moment you hear it. This is a situational album which will grow on you once you watch the thriller and connect with the story."[9] telugu360 Said "Taxi Waala is an outright classy album and Jakes Bejoy strikes a very emotional chord as well."[10] IndiaGlitz in its review noted "Taxiwala" is a winsome album boasting of two melodious songs and two cinematic numbers. If the singers and the lyricist give their vocal/poetic best, the music director blends the known and the new well."[8]

Piracy[edit]

On November 7, 2018, 10 days prior to the release of the film, a 45-minute clip of the film was leaked by the piracy website Tamil Rockers. The full movie was leaked on the November 14, 2018, around 5 a.m. Police immediately swung into action and the culprits were arrested; this included 17 students and an editor of the movie.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Movie-Rater https://movie-rater.com/taxiwala-13th-day-box-office-collection.html
  2. ^ "Vijay Deverakonda's Taxiwaala to hit screens on November 17". The Indian Express. 5 November 2018. Retrieved 5 November 2018.
  3. ^ "Priyanka Jawalkar on 'Taxiwala'". The Hindu. Retrieved 2018-03-01.
  4. ^ "Taxiwaala (2018) - Cast, Reviews, Plot - BookMyShow".
  5. ^ "Taxiwala Teaser Review". The Hans India. Retrieved 2018-04-19.
  6. ^ "Taxiwala Review Rating , VIJAY Deverakonda, Taxiwaala Movie Review". Telugu360.com. 2018-11-17. Retrieved 2018-11-17.
  7. ^ "Taxiwala Mp3 Songs Download (High Quality) (Latest Updated)". Naa songs. Retrieved 2018-11-17.
  8. ^ a b "Taxiwala Music review songs lyrics - IndiaGlitz.com". IndiaGlitz.com.
  9. ^ "Vijay Deverakonda Taxiwaala Audio Review | Music Review | Songs Talk". 123telugu.com. 5 November 2018. Retrieved 5 November 2018.
  10. ^ "Classy in Every Respect- TaxiWaala Audio". Telugu360.com. 5 November 2018. Retrieved 5 November 2018.
  11. ^ Hooli, Shekhar H. "Taxiwala full movie leak for free download: Vijay Devarakonda opens up on pirated copy". International Business Times, India Edition. Retrieved 2018-11-14.