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Dr. Cabbie (2014)

TV-PG | | Comedy | 19 September 2014 (Canada)
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An Indian doctor emigrates to Canada in the hope of starting a new life, but bureaucracy confines him to life as a taxi driver. When he cannot suppress his desire to practice medicine, he begins illegally treating patients from his cab.


Vinay Virmani (story), Vinay Virmani | 3 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Vinay Virmani ... Dr. Deepak Veer Chopra
Adrianne Palicki ... Natalie Wilman
Kunal Nayyar ... Tony
Lillete Dubey ... Nellie Chopra
Mircea Monroe ... Rani Sharma
Chris Diamantopoulos ... Colin Hill
Rizwan Manji ... Vijay Sharma
Stephen McHattie ... Pete Donaldson
Judah Katz ... James Whilcher
Tia Bhatia ... Zarah
Isabelle Kaif ... Simone
Kardinal Offishall ... Kardinal
Mocha Mocha ... DJ
Manjeet Ral Manjeet Ral ... Singer
Lilly Singh ... Lily


An unemployed doctor turned cab driver becomes a local hero when he converts his taxi into a mobile clinic. Dr. CABBIE is the heart warming journey of a young Indian Doctor who immigrates to Canada with the selfless ambition of healing others while beginning a new life in the land of opportunity. Dr. CABBIE discovers his true purpose and true love when he embarks upon this journey of a doctor turned cabbie. Written by Lisa Shamata, Unit Publicist

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Pay your doctor...by the meter... See more »




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Though this movie is primarily set in Canada, when the police arrest Deepak, they read him the Miranda warning, which is used in the United States, not Canada. See more »


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Passable and tolerable
27 April 2017 | by KingslaaySee all my reviews

Dr Cabbie was surprisingly not all that bad. It didn't follow the terrible and cheesy formula like many Hollywood-Indian type films. It had some deep moments and substance. We see a struggling Doctor trying to make it in Canada who finds love due to a woman giving birth in his cab. He later starts giving medical advice and service to customers. When things seem to be going well with his menial job and relationships his life takes a downward turn. It was a nice twist.

The cheesy dance routine at the end was unnecessary and not needed as were the silly bollywood references throughout the film. It had enough depth to make it on its own. Its a film about Indian people and culture in Canada, we get it. Kunal Nayyar was horrendous, he cannot act and is simply not funny. He should stick to portraying inaccurate Indian stereotypes in unfunny sitcoms. Overall not a bad film and passable. You will tolerate watching it but not likely remember it in years to come. I wish they would stop making brainless and diminishing Hollywood Indian related films to serve up to an ignorant western audience, this film was a good departure from that horrible pattern.

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19 September 2014 (Canada) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada


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$118,732, 30 November 2014

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