Taxi No. 9 2 11: Nau Do Gyarah (2006)

 ●  Hindi ● 1 hr 52 mins

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Two. It’s an interesting number. Two sides of a coin, two halves in a day, two ways to look at life, two men in our story and two hours in which to tell it. Two hours that tell the story of a day in the life of two opposites. Raghav Shastri (Nana Patekar), an Insurance Salesman to the world, but a caustic, instinctively witty cabbie in reality, who needs thirty thousand rupees by the end of the day. 
Jai Mittal (John Abraham), the equally acidic heir to a resourceful business family, who needs a bit more. Three hundred crores actually. Also by the end of the day Jai needs to contest his father’s will in court and needs Raghu’s cab to get there. Raghu needs every rich client he can get as a passenger so the two meet. And a predictable cab ride kicks off a roller-coaster journey that depicts a contrasting tale in which on either side of the seat that divides them, are two problems that arise from diametrically opposed perspectives of life. Two attitudes, two egos, and two distinctive brands of humour.
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Cast: John Abraham, Sonali Kulkarni

Crew: Milan Luthria (Director), Kartik Vijay (Director of Photography), Shekhar Ravjiani (Music Director), Vishal Dadlani (Music Director)

Rating: U/A (India)

Genres: Comedy, Drama, Thriller

Release Dates: 24 Feb 2006 (India)

Tagline: A big shot, a big mouth, keep safe distance.

Hindi Name: टैक्सी न. ९ २ ११: नौ दो ग्यारह

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Did you know? The gorgeous Priyanka Chopra plays a small cameo at the end, hinting that she is John's new girlfriend in the movie. Read More
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as Jai S. Mittal
as Sunita R. Shastri
as Havaldar
as Shyam Mittal
as Rishabh R. Shastri
as Inspector - Khar Police Station
as Cyrus Batliwala
as Judge
as Raghav M. 'Raghu' Shastri
as Advocate Shivraj Behl
as Driver
as Car owner
as Rupali
as Narrator
as Tiwari
as Arjun Bajaj
as Rupali's mother


First Assistant Director
Assistant Director


Executive Producer


Story Writer

Camera and Electrical

Director of Photography
Still Photographer
Steadicam Operator


Dubbing & Premix Engineer
Sound Effects Editor
Sound Re-recording Mixer
Audio Assistant
Assistant Sound Re-recording Mixer


Art Director
Assistant Art Director
Art Assistant


Costume and Wardrobe

Costume Designer


Supervising Editor

Marketing and Public Relations

Publicity Still Photographer


Stunt Director

Visual Effects

Visual Effects Supervisor
Film Type:
Feature Film
Colour Info:
Sound Mix:
Dolby Digital
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Archival Source:
QubeVault (Real Image Media Technologies) [Digital]
Music Label: Saregama India Limited
Playback Singer: Adnan Sami
Playback Singer: Shekhar Ravjiani
Playback Singer: Shaan Mukherjee
A big shot, a big mouth, keep safe distance.
Meter down.
A taxi driver and a rich man engage in a game of cat-and-mouse after a car accident.
Character Error
When Sonali Kulkarni buys tickets for Nasik she asks for two tickets for the 9 pm train but later when Nana Patekar is in John Abraham's house he says my wife is going to Nasik by the 11:30 pm train.

After Jai Mittal leaves the court in a car, we can see the same arch of the BMC building in the background twice.

When Jai Mittal got in the taxi, the last time he looked at his watch, it was around 10 am. After the accident happened, the taxi driver was taken to the police station, (around 33 minutes of the film), the clock at the police station was still around 10 am.

In the taxi, Nana applies the brakes, John falls forwards and still has his chain around his neck. In the next scene he remembers that he lost his chain during the incident.

Errors in Geography
The Old Gothic Building used as the Mumbai High Court is actually the St Xavier's Technical institute on Mahanagr Plaika Marg, Mumbai.
The gorgeous Priyanka Chopra plays a small cameo at the end, hinting that she is John's new girlfriend in the movie.

The account number of John Abraham's character, Jai Mittal, is 1129, which is 9211 backwards.

This movie marks the comeback of actress Sonali Kulkarni in Hindi. She was last seen in 'Danav' (2003).

The movie was remade in Tamil as 'TN 07 AL 4777' (2009), and in Telugu as 'Game' (2006), with Mohan Babu and his son Vishnu Babu.

The movie has 8 songs in total with two remixes. The soundtrack also features a song sung by yesteryear music composer Bappi Lahiri, making it the very first movie soundtrack for which music composer Bappi Lahiri has sung for someone else besides himself.

An action sequence was to be shot with some cars chasing John Abraham. Unfortunately, at the time of shooting, Abraham's mother was crossing the road and she presumed he was being attacked and freaked out. Shooting was halted while Abraham calmed his mother and reassured her it was only a film shoot.

This movie is based, with added content and changes of context, on the Hollywood movie 'Changing Lanes', with John Abraham playing Ben Affleck's role and Nana Patekar portraying Samuel L Jackson's role in this Hindi version.
Movie Connection(s):
Referenced in: No One Killed Jessica (Hindi)
References: Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya (Hindi)
References: Lahu Ke Do Rang (Hindi)
References: Sholay (Hindi)
Remade as: Game (Telugu)