Raghu (Nana Patekar), an insurance salesperson now turned taxi driver and Jai (John Abraham), the son of a wealthy business family, are two citizens of Mumbai. Both these characters live in different worlds. Their paths cross one day when Jai steps into Raghu's cab. Jai is on his way to court to claim money which is rightfully his. But soon, a simple cab ride kicks off a journey in which things go unexpectedly and spectacularly wrong.
Borrowing the basic premise from director Roger Michell's Hollywood flick CHANGING LANES [2002; Ben Affleck, Samuel L. Jackson], TAXI NO. 9211 defies the stereotype all the way. Not only does it boast of an innovative storyline [for the Indian viewers], even the storytelling is equally original. Right from the characters depicted on the screen to the hand-held camera movements to life-like performances, you need to watch TAXI NO. 9211 with no pre-conceived notions.
TAXI NO. 9211 is director Milan Luthria's finest effort so far. The choice of the subject as well as the razor-sharp execution keeps you on tenterhooks all the while.
Nana Patekar, who never fails to give his all to a role, turns in another superlative effort, reflecting the despair and rage with brilliance. John Abraham is eminently believable, enacting the role of a spoilt kid to perfection. Sameera Reddy doesn't impress. Sonali Kulkarni is exceptional.
On the whole, Taxi No 9211 - total time-pass.