(Last Updated on : 27-03-2014)
The Indian movie, 'Taxi no. 9 211' tells the story of two men, both prey to anger, who get involved in an accident that brings out their worst qualities. They belong to the opposite ends of the social scale. 'Taxi Number 9211' was one of the highest grossing films of 2006. Nana Patekar and John Abraham were well applauded for their performances while Sonali Kulkarni was also appreciated a lot from different corners. This is the first movie soundtrack for which music composer Bappi Lahiri has sung for someone else besides himself. The movie has been remade in Telugu as 'Game', featuring Mohan Babu and his son Vishnu Babu.
Synopsis of 'Taxi no. 9211'
Raghav Shastri and Jai Mittal, two central character of the Bollywood movie 'Taxi no. 9211' belong to two different strata of the society. Raghav played by Nana Patekar is a hot-tempered, world-weary taxi driver who lies to his family about working as an insurance salesman. He has changed 23 jobs in the last fifteen years. As a matter of fact he is a caustic, instinctively witty cabbie, who needs thirty thousand rupees by the end of one particular day to pay the grocery guy, the taxi owner, and his kid's school fees.
On the other hand Jai Mittal played by John Abraham is the heir to a sprawling business empire, who needs a bit more i.e. nearly three hundred crores and most interesting also by the end of the day. After his father's death, he learns that in his late father's will, all the property and business has been transferred to Arjun Bajaj, his father's close friend. Jai challenges the will in court, saying that he possesses the original will safely stored away in a security vault. Jai has to go to the court and prove his claim for Rs. 300 crores. Today is his last chance.
On the day of the hearing he hires Raghav's taxi to take him to the vault building, constantly nags him about driving too slowly, which leads to speeding and accident. Jai gets away from the scene and reaches his destination, only to realize that he has dropped his vault key accidentally in Raghav's car. Raghav is arrested for the accident but not before he finds Jai's key.
There was no reason for Raghav and Jai to meet. But circumstances bring them together. Now Raghav has something that Jai desperately needs i.e. the key to the locker, where the will is safely kept and Raghav is in no mood to return it. Jai is desperate to get the key from Raghav, but wily Raghav refuses to comply. The duo begins a dangerous cat-and-mouse game that could either destroy their respective worlds, or make them see the world in a new light.
It is revealed later that the two persons share the same birthday and may be because of that they have the same nature. The film ends in a happy note when Jai goes to Raghav's house and they cut the cake together after traveling a journey of one whole day.
Cast and Crew of 'Taxi no. 9211'
The star cast of the movie 'Taxi no. 9211' includes John Abraham, Nana Patekar, Sameera Reddy, Sonali Kulkarni, Shivaji Satam, Kurush Deboo and Priyanka Chopra. The movie is directed by Milan Luthria and produced by Ramesh Sippy. Rajat Arora writes the dialogue for the movie. The music of the film is given by Vishal Dadlani and Shekhar Ravjiani. The cinematography is done by Vijay Karthik.