Vijay Devarakonda, has now become a household name and every movie of his that is releasing, garners lot of attention from his fans and general movie going audience alike.
We saw the same happen with his previous release "NOTA", which was met with huge expectations and it being his tamil debut was generating a lot of buzz. That movie though was criticized for its content.
Releasing close to its heels, is his next movie, Taxiwaala. This is also high on expectations from the audience and now lets see how it is, given that the movie faced a lot of piracy issues. The whole movie leaked before its official release.
Vijay plays Sivakumar, an young graduate who happens to come to his uncle's (Madhunandan) place for a job in Hyderabad. He tries on many jobs and does not seem to like anyone of them. He decides to become a cab driver. He then goes on to purchase an old car and starts off on his new journey. This is when he meets Anusha (Priyanka Jawalkar) and hits it off with her. After dropping her off at her hostel, he then finds out that is car is actually haunted. This particular scene is very funny and Vijay pulls it off quite well in comedy.
When it comes to acting everyone has done their part. Vijay eases and excels in comedy. It is a side that we have not seen till now. He did some comedy in Geetha Govindam, but that was subtle. Here we see him freaking out every now and then. Priyanka Jawalkar is having a good role, although it is limited. We have Malvika Nair who is surprising in her cameo. We also have some comedy cameos from Chammak Chandra and others.
The story is quite refreshing and screenplay along with dialogues are good. It combines science and spirituality well and we haven't seen such a take in recent comedy horror films.
Music by Jakes Bejoy is very refreshing and currently our go to tune.
Over all we give this movie a 3 out 5 star rating.