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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
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Dark, revealing yet impressive truth portrayed by Madhur Bhandarkar
After profiling seedy bars (in Chandni Bar), scheming politics (Satta), high society parties (Page 3) and the business circus (Corporate), Madhur Bhandarkar now eyes the Traffic Signal.
Well to start with 'Traffic signal' has portrayed the dark side Mumbai gullies .Why? Traffic signal, depicts what the relationship is between the "beggars" of the traffic signal and the politician's. Not only the politicians but also the underworld don.
Its not only that about, but what traffic signals shows is how one suffers, lives, smiles, earn's money in these eerie streets of India.
Kunal Khemu as 'Silsila' has done an impressive job. Obviously the dark make-up that he wears to show that he is a poor person is shown. Neetu Chandar as Rani has portrayed her character in a very tender and delicate manner. Noorie played by Konkana deserves a very big mention. Her role as a prostitute has been done with passion and complete fluency. Also a mention to the 'lady-boy' gay character who sells himself on the street.
Here are oddities to the likes of eunuchs, handicapped and impaired beggars, lepers, street kids, drug addicts, and prostitutes, vendors selling flowers, fruits, sunscreens to sunglasses.
Traffic signal is a tale of a person(S) who need not decide what they need to do in live but to decide how to live is these nasty streets .
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