Taxi 9211 (2006)
Cast: Nana Patekar, John Abrahim, Sameera Reddy, Sonali Kulkarni
As the tilte suggests, it is yet another con-movie troding the path of last year’s Bunti Aur Babli and Bluffmaster. With the bizzare starcast combination of Nana & John in a comedy with Nana’s slick & style look surrounded by bevy of babes seems bollywood got new man for this season.
The film is about John, who needs to prove in court that he is the right heir to his father’s property worth Rs 300 crore. Nana Patekar is the taxi driver in the film, who needs money to pay off his loans. Nana has changed 23 jobs in the last 15 years, and done everything he could to support his family.
A chance encounter brings John and Nana together. The two can’t see eye to eye on anything, but still have to stand together because of a bizarre situation they find themselves in.
The sizzling Sameera Reddy is all set to tango with John, whereas Nana will be seen with Sonali Kulkarni, who plays a traditional Maharashtrian woman.
Taxi 9 2 11 has been directed by Milan Luthria. While Luthria showed promise with his first film, Kachche Dhaage, he has since squandered it with disasters like Chori Chori and Deewar: Lets Bring The Heroes Home.
The film is a Ramesh Sippy production. A filmmaker with blockbusters like Sholay and Shaan to his credit, Sippy has since taken a backseat in terms of direction, and ventured into production.
Taxi 9211 releases on February 24.