Post from @DailyMovieSketch

Post from @DailyMovieSketch
Taxiwaala (2018)Directed by Rahul SankrityanSaw two movies this weekend, this one at Prasad's Screen 4 (the one with Dolby Atmos) and "The Girl in the Spider's Web" at INOX GVK One. Did sketches of both — will post the other one here too, today. "Taxiwaala" stars Vijay Deverakonda as Shiva, a man who after trying out different jobs decides to become a cab driver. Helped by his friends Babai and Hollywood, he buys a vintage car and restores it, and for a time all seems to be going well in his new job, but soon, some mysterious things start happening around this car, and he suspects it may be haunted.The best thing I can say about this movie is that it's very easy to watch — entertaining and fun, a nice blend of comedy and horror. The 2.5 hour runtime went by quickly. The filmmakers have tried to create a stylish character in the Taxiwaala — with the jacket and glove (I can just imagine this being a character out of a 1970s or 1980s cult Hollywood B movie — the "Driver"), which Vijay pulls off really well. I loved the music by Jakes Bejoy too. There are some aggressive guitar bits, some John Carpenter-esque synth cues in the score, and the songs are good too. The movie has a slick, polished look, with nice cinematography and lighting (by Sujith Sarang) — loved the set design emphasizing neon tones. The opening titles are also nicely done.A criticism that I had, was that the explanation of the haunting could have been cut down, I think it didn't need to be dealt with in detail. The female lead also didn't have much to do at all, and didn't make any difference to the plot. Some of the comedy scenes and even the scares felt kind of predictable and routine. Nevertheless, I had a good time watching the movie and would recommend it.I drew Vijay Deverakonda from the movie, the drawing was done with 0.5mm 2B mechanical pencil on a small sketchbook and scanned.#DailyMovieSketch #Taxiwaala #Taxiwala #VijayDeverakonda #pencilart#393 / 25-Nov-18
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