Taxiwala Review- Should Take This Cabbie’s Ride

Release Date
November 17, 2018

Cast: Vijay Devarakonda, Priyanka Jawalkar, Malavika Nair, Kalyani,
Genre: Super Natural Comedy
Music: Jakes Bejoy
Direction: Rahul Sankirithan

Vijay Deverakonda’s Taxiwaala Movie Review

Rahul Sankrityan’s Taxiwala is released today, November 17. The film starring Vijay Deverakonda and debutant Priyanka jaywalker deal with a supernatural element.  Vijay plays a cab driver, in the course of time, he realises that his car is possed with a ghost is the supernatural element. The film is bankrolled by UV Creations and GA2 Pictures and has been certified U/A.


Shiva (Vijay Devarakonda)  completes his degree after five years of struggle. Since he doesn’t want to be a burden on his brother and sister-in-law, he moves to Hyderabad to earn his bread and butter. He approaches his friend  (Madhu Nandan) for a job. As things don’t fall in place, he turns a cabbie. His sister-in-law gives out her jewellery to help Vijay. And out of that money, he buys out an old car and turns into a cab. IN his first taxi ride, he falls for Anu (Priyanka Jawalkar). Everything seems to be happy but one fine day he realises that his car is possessed. Is there really a ghost in the taxi? What did Shiva do in these situations? What’s the power in the original taxi? What is the relationship story (Priyanka Jawalkar) and Sisira (Malavika Nair) to the possessed taxi?.


Vijay Devarakonda once again impressed with his histrionics. His acting prowess, style and emotions are par too excellence. Vijay’s performance is superb in pre-climax scenes, especially in the scenes. Priyanka introduced as a glam doll. There is no scope for the performance of her character as she does not have a much potential role. Malavika Nair has once again chosen the acting driven role.  Actor Madhusudan generates good laughs with a good comedy timing  Siju, Kalyani, Yamuna, Ravivarma, Ravi Prakash and Entejes have done justice to their roles.


Filmmaker Rahul, has chosen the supernatural thriller concept, which is rarely tried. When we talk about supernatural elements, logic should be kept aside. The main strength of the film is the comedy. First half is fun with the scenes between hero and friends. The second half of the entertainment scenario seems to be a great deal of relaxation. The emotional scenes in the climax leave you teary-eyed. Graphics are distasteful. Cinematography is very important for these films. And Sujit Sarang has  impressed with the visual effects helping the movie surge forward. The songs are not remembered except for the song ‘Maate Vinadhuga’. The background music is great. Editing production values are to the level of the film.


Vijay Deverakonda



Ceratin scenes in the second half




You should hire this cabbie

Also Read: Taxiwala Twitter Review

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Critic Reviews for The Boxtrolls

You should hire this cabbie
Rating: 3/5


Taxiwaala works in parts
Rating: 3/5

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