Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Movie Review: Dr. Cabbie

Title: Dr. Cabbie
Director: Jean-Fran├žois Pouliot
Actors: Vinay Virmani, Adrianne Palicki, Kunal Nayyar, Isabelle Kaif
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Rating: 4.5/5

Synopsis: Deepak, who is a certified doctor in India, emigrates to Toronto, Canada to seek a better life for himself and his mother. As he tries to find himself a job as a doctor in Toronto, he stumbles upon a common obstacle many immigrants with medical backgrounds face; He is not qualified according to Canadian standards. After many, many unsuccessful attempts at employment, Deepak's friend, Tony, convinces him to become a taxi driver. During his first few moments as a cabbie, a certain incident involving a pregnant woman going into labour is recorded and posted online, causing him to be a local sensation. Realizing that he can't stop himself from practicing what he loves to do, he practices as doctor in his cab, adopting the name "Dr. Cabbie," and outfitting his cab into a mobile clinic. It's not long before he runs into legal trouble about practicing illegally as a doctor in the country. Along the way, there is a love of course! A love story that could solve many of the obstacles he faces. 

My Favourite Part: I love the comedic parts! There are a lot of reviews out there bashing the funny parts of the movie. But I have to say that I really enjoyed them! I abolsutely loved the local Toronto talent. Vinjay Virmani, Superwoman (Lily Singh who is a Youtuber) and Mocha from the Ras and Mocha show on 93.5 FM. I also really enjoyed having the movie shot in Toronto. I definitely recognized a lot of places.

Lessons Learned: Due to my profession, I do see many qualified professionals who emigrate to Canada and cannot find a job in their field due to country regulations and standards. It is quite unfortunate since these individuals have gone through a lot of educational training and have years of experience. Especially in professions where the need is greater, I feel that there should be movement towards making it an easier process for these professionals to become certified.

I also think that no matter how bad the situation is, there is always light at the end of the dark tunnel. Things always happen for a reason and things always work out for the best.

I was also very surprised to see Katrina Kaif's sister in the movie, Isabelle!

Would I Recommend It?: I definitely recommend it! If you want to laugh, this would be a good pick.

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