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The Taxi Story | Short Film of the Day

Short film of the Day January 3, 2020

The Taxi Story

By Karan Shetty with 6.9

ad film · Short Films

Made as a celebration of the 100 years of Indian cinema in 2017, the ad film is a brief, but lasting romance with the city of Mumbai. Explored through the eyes of a taxi driver, the film packs a full punch in its short duration and a notable use of handheld shots.

As our protagonist regales us with his story, we find out he came to Mumbai from Allahabad and is a fan of Amitabh Bachchan. Iconic dialogues from memorable Bollywood films smoothly jump out of his mouth, reminding the viewer, that amidst the hustle and the rush indeed lies the city of dreams, harbouring the hopes and efforts of the countless, often drawn to it by the glamour of tinsel town.

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