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Buddha In A Traffic Jam Movie Review

Buddha In A Traffic Jam Movie Review Hindi Movie Review
Review for the film " Buddha In A Traffic Jam"
Runtime: 1 Hour 48 Minutes
Certificate: A
Released: 13-05-2016
Genre: Thriller, Crime
2 / 5.0



The movie Buddha in a Traffic Jam is about the issues that our country is embroiled in.  The major issue highlighted in the movie is the clash between the Naxalites and tribal people. The movie takes us to the remote villages where these Adivasis reside, and how Naxalites are perpetrating violence against these people in dark corners of India.  Whether or not the issues have been projected well, and whether the director is doing justice to the theme one has to go to the theater and know.


Anupam Kher emerges as a professor in the movie. Arunoday Singh is a student in the movie. There is plenty of ideologist approach in the character done by Arunoday Singh, which draws him towards the professor. Also, he believes in spreading the ideologies via Social Networking. Pallavi Joshi has done the role of Anupam Kher’s wife in the movie, and she runs an NGO along with her friend, the character played by Mahie Gill. There is plenty of funding from the government for the NGO run by the duo. But, funds suddenly stop coming in. Anupam Kher needs his student Arunoday Singh to help him out. But, what is the NGO all about? When Arunoday Singh comes to know the secret, he withdraws. One has to know the secret by watching the movie.

Star Performances:  

Arunoday Singh sticks to the character that he has been given. However, when the script staggers, he also staggers in his performance. His strange accent could be appealing to some people, but holds an aversion to the rest. Mahie Gill has done nothing except appearing as a sex symbol in the movie. The role done by Anchal Dwivedi is not worth mentioning. Anupham Kher has disappointed and cuts a sorry figure in the movie.


The movie highlights the clash between tribal people and the Naxalites. There could have been more weight to the story, which is sadly lacking. Throughout the movie, one is left to watch the stars boozing, going in for free sex, and addiction with social networking. In some places, the dialogues could have been crafted in a better manner.  There are stereotyped scenes in the movie, and there is partiality to a certain ideology running throughout the movie.  Before the interlude, the entire story progresses with preaching and preaching alone. 

What is there?

  • The artistic content in the movie is laudable, and the director Vivek Agnihotri needs to be cheered.
  • The cinematography is worth a positive mention.
  • The music is worth listening and is appealing to the contemporary youth.  

What is not there?

  • The editing in the movie is lagging behind in quality.  
  • The dubbing is horrendous. 
  • The script is below par and needed to be more competent.


The movie is confined to a smaller section of the audiences who are up to date with the clash between Naxals and tribal people. The other audiences may not find the movie that interesting.