• Shubhra Gupta
    Shubhra Gupta
    Indian Express


    This enterprise, bloated by needless saccharine and background music, has its moments but stays, overall, strictly serviceable.

  • Sweta Kaushal
    Sweta Kaushal
    Hindustan Times


    Traffic does not preach or boast but it touches hearts. Watch it for the emotional connect, and of course, the wonderful performances.

  • Mehul S Thakkar
    Mehul S Thakkar
    Deccan Chronicle


    At the idea level, the makers have partially succeeded in ensuring that the film keeps you at the edge of your seat.

  • Traffic doesn’t address its ethics or anything profound. It doesn’t aspire to be anything beyond a bumpy ride to half-hearted glory. And in that it is entirely successful.

  • Traffic, both the original and its Hindi version, will forever bear testimony to the magnitude of the loss that Pillai’s untimely death represents for cinema.

    This is a fitting swan song: an unmissable film.

  • Meena Iyer
    Meena Iyer
    Times Of India


    The characters and key-plot situations are seamlessly interwoven. There are some predictable playing-to-the-gallery religious sentiments introduced to get the desired results. But this can be overlooked because at it’s core, this is a well-intentioned film with fine performances from its ensemble cast.

  • Suhani Singh
    Suhani Singh
    India Today


    Traffic is inspired by a real-life incident, but the filmmaker has turned an interesting idea into a mawkish drama and a stretched thriller.

  • Traffic is a disappointing movie which fails to justify the true events. Boring, lengthy and more focused on a drama rather than the core topic of organ transplant in traffic conditions. Apart from Manoj Bajpayee’s sharp performance, the film has nothing to offer.

  • TRAFFIC will appeal to very limited audiences and will have a tough run at the box-office.

  • Rachit Gupta
    Rachit Gupta


    Despite it’s minor flaws Traffic is a film that deserves attention and an audience. It’s a fantastic story of human spirit. It should be able to inspire every individual to think and find the heart to help out others in times of need. It’s just the sort of film that makes the world seem like a better place. It’s a must watch for sure.

  • Suprateek Chatterjee
    Suprateek Chatterjee


    A film like this should have been about the moments and emotions the characters feel during the journey. But the screenplay chooses filmi twists — including one slightly twisted narrative whose resolution is unbelievably tame — over these.

  • This could have been a far better film, with better sense of emergency and tighter editing.

  • The road to cinematic achievement is lined with films that made it to the interval mark and then were ruined by their own contrivances. Traffic is a case study in what not to do with your story after the half-way post.

  • Manisha Lakhe
    Manisha Lakhe


    For a remake of a Malayalam movie this one tells the tale based on a true story, but it becomes so tedious because it tries too hard to infuse the TV drama pace of Kiefer Sutherland’s 24 and ends up being tedious.

  • PTI
    Zee News


    The director of Traffic, one of Malayalam cinema’s big names, died prematurely a little over two months ago. This film is a reminder of what Rajesh Pillai had the potential to achieve had he lived longer.

    But it is not just in the honour of his memory that Traffic should be watched. It is too good a film to be missed.

  • Criselle Lobo
    Criselle Lobo


    There is very little to appreciate in Traffic. However, if you are a fan of over-the-top thrillers, this one may appeal to you. 

  • The film’s tells the story in a straightforward, simple manner. The execution is not sharp and technically impressive. The acting is superb by the veterans, but shaky by the younger crowd. Still, the film is worth a watch for the extraordinary story. A story that actually encompasses the scope of human kindness. And the fact that the film is inspired by true events makes it that much special!

  • Kunal Guha
    Kunal Guha
    Mumbai Mirror


    Organ donation is a noble cause that this film picks up to endorse. But the superficial focus on the humanitarian act only draws attention away from it.

  • FullyHyd Team
    FullyHyd Team
    Fully Hyderabad


    As we go through our humdrum living getting accustomed to regularity and blind to the unfamiliar, a story like Traffic gives us a reason to reflect on this extraordinary world that we live in. That is perhaps worth the dough you shell out at the box-office.

  • Namrata Joshi
    Namrata Joshi
    The Hindu


    ‘Traffic’ wears thin, feels rushed. There is neither much of an emotional tug nor an edge-of-the-seat urgency that the film promised to deliver.

  • …the essence of the original – and the reason it worked with audiences – has been lost. There’s none of the energy and drive in the Hindi Traffic.

  • Traffic, both the original and its Hindi version, will forever bear authentication to the enormousness of the loss that Pillai’s untimely death represents for cinema. The goosebumps that shall rise and the pace of your heart beat are worth every second of his thriller. The unforeseen circumstances grip on to your attention so tight that you wouldn’t want to move an inch.
    This one, you cannot miss, go grab your seats now.