Manoj Bajpayee
Bollywood celebs watched Manoj Bajpayee-starrer "Traffic" at special screening and praised the film. Pictured: Manoj Bajpayee at special screening of "Traffic"Varinder Chawla

Manoj Bajpayee-starrer "Traffic" opened to positive reviews on Friday and several Bollywood celebs praised the flick on social media after watching it at special screening. The Rajesh Pillai directorial is a Hindi remake of a 2011 Malayalam movie by the same name and in fact, the director was the same.

"Traffic" features Manoj Bajpayee as a traffic police constable, Jimmy Shergill as Mumbai police commissioner, Prosenjit Chatterjee as a superstar, Parambrata Chatterjee as a surgeon and Sachin Khedekar and Divya Dutta, among others.

Based on a true incident, "Traffic" is a thriller film, which tells the story of how a person's heart was transported from one city to another by road in just 150 minutes, so that it can be transplanted into a dying little girl.

Manoj, who was suspended for taking a bribe, volunteers to take up the task of transporting heart by road as he wants to regain the respect that he had lost. Several celebrities watched the film and appreciated Manoj and director Rajesh for the great work. Sadly, the director had passed away on Feb. 27 at Kochi as he was suffering from liver cirrhosis.

Take a look at the tweets by celebs here:

Suresh Menon

Must watch #TrafficTheFilm @EndemolShineIND brilliant film directed by the late Rajesh Pillai ...

Claudia Ciesla

Must watch #TrafficTheFilm .Touching story which keeps u on the edge. G8 performance by @BajpayeeManoj @divyadutta25

John Abraham

I wish the team of Traffic all the very best! #TrafficTheFilm Go watch it! @BajpayeeManoj

Maanvi Gagroo

#TrafficTheFilm is all heart. Literally and metaphorically. Missed you Rajesh sir. @amolparashar @deepak30000 @BajpayeeManoj

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