Plot: Ramdas Godbole (Manoj Bajpai) is a traffic constable who is back on his duty after facing suspension for bribe charges against him. Abeer Fernandes (Parambrata Chatterjee) is a happily married surgeon. Then there is superstar Dev Kapoor (Prosenjit Chatterjee) who is so immersed in his acting world that he doesn't have enough time for his wife Maya (Divya Dutta) and his twelve-year old daughter Riya (Ulka Gupta) who is battling a heart disorder. Rehan Ali (Vishal Singh) is a young, enthusiastic journalist who has a tricky equation with his father.
The film revolves around how the lives of all these people get intertwined with each other on 25th June 2008. Rehan on his way to interview Dev meets with a fatal accident which leaves him sinking towards death. At the same time in Pune, Dev's daughter Riya faces a medical emergency where she needs an urgent heart transplant. Finally after a couple of shedding of tears and 'phone calls' it is decided that Rehan's heart will be transplanted to Riya. Time for 'Mission Heart Transport'!
Enter Assistant Police Commissioner of Traffic department, Gulbir Singh (Jimmy Sheirgill) who after much coaxing finally gives the 'green' signal. Constable Ramdas decides to head this operation to restore his lost glory. Thus he along with Rehan's friend played by Amol Parashar and surgeon Abeer (shhh..he has a secret to hide!) set out on the most difficult journey of their life with only 150 minutes in their hand! Will the 'beating' heart reach its right place in right time?
Performances: It's Manoj Bajpayee who is the show-stealer in the film. The actor pulls off his character with so much ease and simplicity. Parambrata Chatterjee has several shades to his role which adds an interesting dimension to the film. Prosenjit Chatterjee manages to keep his sulking act stable throughout the movie. The rest of cast which includes Divya Dutta, Jimmy Sheirgill, Vishal Singh, Sachin Khedekar and others have lend a good support.
Direction: Late. Rajesh Pillai whose Malayalam flick 'Traffic' received critical acclaim has helmed the Hindi adaptation too. The film's story is said to be inspired by real-life incident that took place in Chennai years back. But the director has taken in cinematic liberty to make it palatable for the commercial audience too. Sadly this addition of dramatic elements play a spoilsport and make you feel a bit letdown.
Some might find the incessant inter-cutting between storylines a bit hindering. The songs too don't have much recollect value.
Combo-on-offer: Emotions+ Drama+ A Tinge Of Suspense
Verdict: We give 'Traffic' CLAPS for having its heart at the right place!