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Traffic Signal (2007)

Silsila is the "manager" of one traffic signal, that is he collects the "hafta" (protection tax) from each signal squatter plying his trade. There's Tsunami, a little scavenger boy, there's... See full summary »

Director:

Madhur Bhandarkar

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Ajeet Ghorpade (screenplay), Madhur Bhandarkar (dialogue) | 6 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kunal Khemu ... Silsila
Neetu Chandra ... Rani (as Nitu Chandra)
Upendra Limaye ... Manya Langda
Ranvir Shorey ... Dominic D'Souza (as Ranveer Shourie)
Manish Mehta Manish Mehta ... Gullu
Vicky Tulaskar Vicky Tulaskar ... Afzal
Nassar Abdulla ... Sanjeev (as Naseer Abdullah)
Yakub Sayeed Yakub Sayeed ... Dagdu
Santosh Dharni Santosh Dharni ... Jaffar Patni (as Santosh Dharne)
Raj Munnan Raj Munnan ... MLA Dubey
Sandeep Mehta ... Rasiklal
Indira Iyer Indira Iyer ... Mausi
Konkona Sen Sharma ... Noorie
Sudhir Mishra ... Afzal Bhai
Madhu Sharma Madhu Sharma
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Silsila is the "manager" of one traffic signal, that is he collects the "hafta" (protection tax) from each signal squatter plying his trade. There's Tsunami, a little scavenger boy, there's Rani - a Gujrati girl selling ethnic clothes on the sidewalk, and there's Dominic - a drug addict and the prostitute who feels for him. Then there's Silsila himself, who's an orphan, and reports to Jaffer bhai the local goon. Jaffer bhai in turn reports to Haji the leader of the local mafia. And the hafta, from each traffic signal and territory Haji controls, seeps upward to the politicians. Life is routine, until Silsila and Jaffer bhai get caught up in a chain of events which threatens the very source of their livelihood - the traffic signal itself, and Silsila must either remain mute with fear or protest . . . Written by Amodini's Movie Reviews (http://hindimoviereviews.blogspot.com)

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

2 February 2007 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Жизнь по сигналу светофора See more »

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$2,735,484
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Lyrics by Sameer
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A wonderful and moving film!
11 August 2009 | by punzelle-1See all my reviews

I hesitated to purchase this movie for fear of too much realism (or over-the-top melodrama), but I was pleasantly surprised to find that it really had a lot of heart, while showing a whole side of street life that's usually invisible to the passerby.

I didn't feel that the subject was being 'candy-coated' either -- much of the awfulness and heartbreak of such an existence is graphically included, and the director stated that they 'did their homework' in bringing the realities of it to the screen. Kunal Khemu is a very talented actor, so very expressive, and not afraid to show emotion. I recommend it to anyone who wants a glimpse into this part of Indian society, and maybe a partial understanding of what this type of life is like for so many.


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