Shiva (Vijay Deverakonda) is an unemployed youth who comes to the city from village. He buys an Old Car hoping to earn big income as a Cab Driver. But his life becomes miserable after he finds the car is possessed by a spirit and it kills a man. How he manages to find out the story behind the Car and frees the spirit forms the rest.
Vijay shines in the first Half and holds the film together. It is amazing to see how he transforms from one film to another. Malavika Nair is good in a crucial role and the newcomer Priyanka is ordinary. Madhunandan, Sijju, and other supporting cast are adequate.
Director Rahul Sankrityayan picked up a familiar story and add the concept of Austral Projection to make it a bit different and that worked as well. He should have handled the Second Half better for a better output. Music composed by Jakes Bejoy is Okay. All Songs are situational. Sid Sriram's Maate Vinadhuga is an earworm. Cinematography by Sujeeth Sarang is Good while the Editing by Sreejith Sarang is Adequate. The action is Limited and Okay. Production Values are good.
Taxiwaala is a SuperNatural Drama which provides enough entertainment. The first half of the film is especially good while the second half ends up as a bit of disappointment with a little drag and a poor climax. d half is a little-dragged affair and is average. Finally, an interesting concept and riveting first half make Taxiwala a decent watch. Smarter second-half would have worked even better. Overall, a neat thriller.
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