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Buddha in a Traffic Jam (2016)

Vikram Pandit (Arunoday Singh) a student of the Indian Institute of Business becomes the blue-eyed boy of Professor Jamshed Batki (Anupam Kher). Under Batki's influence Vikram starts public... See full summary »

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Professor Jamshed Batki
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Vikram Pandit
Gopal K. Singh ...
Naxal chief (as Gopal Singh)
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Vikram Pandit (Arunoday Singh) a student of the Indian Institute of Business becomes the blue-eyed boy of Professor Jamshed Batki (Anupam Kher). Under Batki's influence Vikram starts public discoursing and publishing articles under his own name that are authored by Batki himself. The articles, which deal with the plight of the poor in India, are posted on his Blog as well as Facebook. The story mirrors the agony of the deprived in India. The problem is primeval but the remedy must be contemporary. Vikram offers a modern day solution that can bypass all red tape and political hurdles. Promoting and facilitating an idea where trust deficit can be minimized... How a radical business model can effectively replace stagnant policies... How a collective will and might of monetary resources can fast track results. Gradually as under-layers of the story surface and veils are lifted from the faces of people around him, Vikram realizes what he is up against; he must find a way out of the ... Written by Neha Singh (Freshwater PR)

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13 May 2016 (India)  »

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Будда в заторе  »

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INR 20,000,000 (estimated)
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The film was delayed for 5 years due to financial problems. See more »

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The name of the MBA institute is shown as 'Indian Institute of Business' in the beginning. In the ending scenes, the actual institute name ISB is visible in few scenes. See more »

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Depiction of brutal social reality
18 March 2016 | by (india) – See all my reviews

The director and actors did justice to the movie by their brilliant skills of direction , role-playing , usage of marvelous sound and visual effects . The title " Buddha in a Traffic Jam " is symbolic of the innovative idea aimed at enlightening the masses which however gets stalled in the traffic jam as it gets opposed by various quarters.

The movie blatantly exposed the grand nexus of left ideologues and extremists on ground fueling the war on the pretext of tribal welfare, but motivated by vested interests since they thwart any attempts which are aimed to alleviate the toiling tribal masses in real.

Vikram, a student of IndianSchool of Business is made to empathize with the cause of toiling tribal masses, but when he discovers that the problem is more of an economical than social problem, he innovates a business model that would benefit the tribal population directly by making them financially independent . The very defendants of tribal welfare then condemns and targets him , since anything that would make the tribal people better off would mean an end to their shallow ideological claims and interests. The dialogue by Professor Ranjan, " We want to remove poverty , but do not want the poor to become rich " exposed the farce claims in a nutshell.

Amazing scrip, direction and dialogue delivery.


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