Traffic Signal (2007)

  |  Drama


Traffic Signal (2007) Poster

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 »


6.5/10
1,495


Videos


Photos

  • Madhu Sharma in Traffic Signal (2007)
  • Kunal Khemu in Traffic Signal (2007)
  • Neetu Chandra in Traffic Signal (2007)
  • Konkona Sen Sharma in Traffic Signal (2007)
  • Neetu Chandra in Traffic Signal (2007)
  • Kunal Khemu in Traffic Signal (2007)

See all photos

Get More From IMDb

For an enhanced browsing experience, get the IMDb app on your smartphone or tablet.

Get the IMDb app

Reviews & Commentary

Add a Review


User Reviews


11 January 2008 | vjoshi2002
6
| Decent, but doesn't work as a movie.
Very ambitiously this movie tries to deal with more plots than are usually expected in a single movie. I am sure Madhur had his hands more than full with all that he wanted to communicate through this movie. Even though the actors have done a decent job, and some pretty insightful sub plots emerge during the course of the movie, in the end it leaves one with a feeling of things having been dealt with incompletely. The movie is in fact more like a series of sketches, each dealing with a different sub-plot or idea. This feeling is enforced by the fact that it's scenes do not fit together as a tight, cohesive production. This is because even though they involve the same characters, each of them tells a very different story.

Traffic Signal seems to be the perfect example where a director should have gone for an extensive treatment of all these ideas through a serialized production rather than trying to put everything into one grand movie where the limitation of time is a huge constraint. Give me this movie's reel and a pair of scissors and I'll neatly cut out about 10 different episodes that could be independently developed to create a wonderful hard-hitting docu-drama series. With how much the movie attempts to cover of the Indian society and really, also the human condition at a deeper level, I really believe it would have been served better if executed in the way of Kieslowski's work on Dekalog.

6 out of 10.

Critic Reviews


See Your Favorite '90s Stars, Then and Now

Travel back in time to check out the early roles of some of Hollywood's heavy hitters. Plus, see what some of your favorite stars of the '90s look like now.

See the full gallery

Around The Web

 | 

Powered by ZergNet

More To Explore

Search on Amazon.com