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Buddha in a Traffic Jam (2016)

Not Rated | | Crime, Thriller | 13 May 2016 (India)
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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... See full summary »


Vivek Agnihotri





Credited cast:
Aanchal Dwivedi Aanchal Dwivedi ... Pooja
Mahie Gill ... Charu Siddu
Pallavi Joshi ... Sheetal
Anupam Kher ... Professor Jamshed Batki
Arunoday Singh ... Vikram Pandit
Gopal Singh Gopal Singh ... Naxal Chief
Indal Singh Indal Singh ... Nanhe Singh
Vivek Vaswani


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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The film was started in 2003 with the title "True Story". Adam Bedi was playing the lead role. He was later replaced by Arunoday Singh. See more »


In the last scene with Anupam Kher and Arunoday Singh, Anupam Kher gets a call from his dad and keeps his mobile on the table. But while he is explaining about his objectives, get a call again from his dad but now he takes the mobile from his pocket (this is when he shouts at his dad regarding pension papers) See more »

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A Must watch film
13 May 2016 | by shantanusailSee all my reviews

Director Vivek Agnihotri's political drama Buddha In A Traffic Jam attempts to make you believe that uprooting the 'Left fraternity' is need of the hour, and perhaps the biggest challenge before the next generation, which wants to uplift the poor rather than glorify poverty.

Buddha in a traffic jam could arguably be the first movie falling under the 'parallel cinema' category which does not romanticize with the 'Left'. Vivek Agnihotri appears to be antidote to the narrative of Neo- realism which has been established over the years by the likes of Satyajit Ray, Bimal Roy, Mrinal Sen, Shyam Benegal, etc. And the flawless Anupam Kher looks to champion the cause of the Right, which Balraj Sahni did for the Left.

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Hindi | English

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13 May 2016 (India) See more »

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