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Canadian actor Vinay Virmani is once again bringing a unique tale to the big screen with the heartwarming comedy Dr Cabbie. The film tells the tale about a young Indian doctor who immigrates to Canada and faces roadblocks in his efforts to heal others in the land of opportunity, but discovers his true purpose and true love along the way.
Not only is it Salman Khan’s first international production for his Being Human Films, the film is unique because it is a Canadian/Indian production that features actors from Canada, India and the Us. Directed by Jean-Francois Poulliot, the comedy stars Vinay Virmani, Kunal Nayyar of The Big Bang Theory, Lilette Dubey, Adrianne Palicki, Mircea Monroe, Rizwan Manji, Chris Diamantopoulos and Isabelle Kaif.
Vinay recently sat down to answer our questions about everything Dr Cabbie! Check it out!
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- Stacey Yount
Salman Khan continues his midas touch in Canada now, The actor who has history of creating records at home is now doing it in Canada. Dr. Cabbie, produced by Salman Khan Films, starring in the lead role Vinay Virmani (Breakaway), Kunal Nayyar (Big Bang Theory), Adrienne Palacki (GI Joe) and launching Isabelle Kaif (Katrina Kaif’s sister) in association with Eone Entertainment and Eros International opened in Canada only and had a record opening at the box office on Friday, Sept 19th. With just 55 prints the film grossed a huge $350,452 with a record high per screen average of $6612.
Now if any one can beat this record anytime soon, it will be Salman himself.
After eight years Salman recently visited Canada promoting the film and put on a free concert for 20,000 people. His loyal fans have now responded with an all time record on the opening day.
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Dr Cabbie, produced by Salman Khan Films, starring in the lead role Vinay Virmani (Breakaway), Kunal Nayyar (The Big Bang Theory), Adrienne Palacki (GI Joe) and launching Isabelle Kaif in association with Eone Entertainment and Eros International opened in Canada only and had a record opening at the box office on Fri. Sept. 19th. With just 55 prints the film grossed a record $350,452 a record high per screen average of $6612. In Canada the film was the second highest grosser (only behind Maze Runner. The film entered the top twenty North American chart coming in at #13. The film had the highest per screen average of all movies released in North America on Sept. 19th.
Dr Cabbie‘s first day was extremely promising at the box office and surpassed many recent Hollywood as well as Bollywood releases in Canada.
Comparisons include (Canada Only):
Hollywood Films Opening Day Gross
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Dr. Cabbie, Salman Khan’s first international offering that has Vinay Virmani (Breakway, David) in the lead has opened to good reviews on its Canadian release, what with current IMDb rating as 8/10. While the film would be seeing phased release internationally, a good response amongst audience in the country where it belongs to, Canada, is a heartening sign indeed for Salman and Vinay who have come together for an outing that picks up a socially relevant subject (migration of well educated Indians to Canada and the hardships they suffer) while presenting it in an out and out entertaining manner.
This is what the prominent critics have to say about the film.
“Dr. Cabbie has an appealing protagonist, some snappy dialogue and fun characters. The film also manages to be lighthearted, amusing and occasionally heartwarming… provides a pleasingly comical cinematic ride.” – The Star
“Canadian-born (Vinay) Virmani is convincing as a young immigrant physician, »
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It all started with a cab ride, fittingly enough. That's where "Dr. Cabbie" star, producer and co-writer Vinay Virmani happened to meet a Toronto taxi driver who used to be a surgeon in his native India, giving the young actor the seed for the idea that would eventually become his follow-up to the 2011 hit "Breakaway."
Directed by Quebec filmmaker Jean-François Pouliot in his first English-language project, the film stars Virmani as Deepak, a recent Indian med-school grad who immigrates to Canada only to find out that his degree isn't recognized. Forced to get a job as a cabbie, but still looking to follow in his late father's footsteps and put his medical training to good use, Deepak begins running a mobile clinic out of the back of his taxi, quickly becoming something of local hero.
Rather than tackle a pair of serious social issues like immigration and healthcare via a straight-laced drama, »
- Rick Mele
As they say, a start well made is a right indication of the destination. If the official trailer of Dr. Cabbie is any indication, the team is just on the right path to promise a good fun ride which is all set to be unveiled internationally this September. What also makes the film special is the fact that this is Salman Khan’s first international presentation, hence ensuring an all around visibility.
Though a teaser of the film was released a few weeks back, it is the full fledged official promo which conveys a lot more about what Dr. Cabbie has to offer. One can see that as a central protagonist (yet again after his debut international outing Breakaway (a.k.a. Speedy Singhs)), Vinay Virmani is in complete elements while displaying his boyish charm that made him noticeable in the acting world. As a youngster who gains a medical degree in India, »
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The first trailer for Bollywood star Salman Khan's debut international co-production Dr. Cabbie has launched on YouTube. Directed by Jean-Francois Poulliot (La Grand Seduction), the film's ensemble cast includes upcoming actor Vinay Virmani (Breakaway), Adrianne Palicki (G.I. Joe: Retaliation), Big Bang Theory's Kunal Nayyar, veteran Indian actress Lilette Dubey and Isabelle Kaif, the sister of top Bollywood actress Katrina Kaif. Virmani plays a newly arrived immigrant doctor in Canada who can't get a job and is forced to become a taxi driver. He becomes a local hero when he converts his taxi into a mobile medical clinic. Photos: Indian
- Nyay Bhushan
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