Cast & Crew Details :
CAST: Rajkummar Rao, Geetanjali Thapa,
Music : Alokananada Dasgupta
Written by : Amit Joshi,Hardik Mehta
Producer : Anurag Kashyup,Vikas Bahl,Madhu Mantena
DURATION:1 hour 42 minutes
In Bollywood they were mostly releasing commercial oriented movies with kind of 2-3 peppy songs.but sometimes people also trying a new experiment in a simple content with executing of different dimensions.”Trapped” is the movie which kind of those experimental one.
Trapped Plot :
Trapped is a survival story of a young man stuck in a high-rise building with no water, electricity, food or communication. The trailer of this movie was intriguing and made us question a lot of logics. Rest assured that all your questions would be answered once you watch the movie. The driving force of the movie is the National Award winning actor Rajkummar Rao who plays the protagonist Shaurya and yet again he has proved himself with a brilliant performance.
Shaurya secretly loves Noorie portrayed by Geetanjali Thapa who is his co-worker and after multiple attempts and proposals manages to be friend first [This reminds us of “Karthick Calling Karthik”] then after a song and a few love bites, she agrees to marry him despite being already engaged but on a condition that he has to buy a new flat immediately.
Then Shaurya contacts some broker’s and eventually ends up getting an isolated semi–furnished 1BHK flat in an unfinished high-rise building in Prabhadevi, the centre of Mumbai and moves in immediately. The very next day he locks him up in the flat accidentally and gets Trapped. In this survival journey, Shaurya initially yells for help and all his efforts to escape are into vein, the deaf watchman of the building is least bothered and never notices him until end and a neighbour steps back after a brief attempt to help him.
Shaurya adopts primitive skills of survival and hesitates to cook a pigeon being a vegan, uses a technique to store rain water and overcomes musophobia i.e. the fear of rats and even chats with the rat in the absence of any company. You can see him act like Bear Grylls eating ants and thinking of eating cockroach too for a source of protein. After few days and painful nights, his energy gets drained and he speaks to himself “Kuch bhi ho jaye, yahan pe nahin marna hai”. Post that his act of bravery for freedom is worth watching. Anything further I reveal would be a spoiler. So, to know whether he is able to escape and does he manage to marry Noorie, you need to visit the cinemas and rest assured a gripping thriller drama is awaiting to entertain and you would experience yourself in Shaurya shoes.
Rajkummar Rao is known for his realistic approach towards acting and he wins again with his flawless performance as a helpless man and keeps us engaged in a movie with no interval. His dedication is commendable as during the shoot of this movie he has survived only on black coffee and carrots to look the part. Also he did took stairs instead of elevator. Even in a scene wherein he is supposed to ask for help by writing with his blood in a cardboard, he insisted he uses his own blood and does it by cutting his finger with a broken piece of mirror.
Director Vikramaditya Motwane known to be a promising debutant with a movie named “Udaan” which was roughly based on the real life of Anurag Kashyap, has done justice to the script and given us a content film under a banner Phantom films which has always produced realistic films like Queen and Hunterr. Trapped is a beginning of a new genre of films and Vikram has been successful in Breaking Bollywood barriers, it’s shot in a sequence. The movie could have been cropped a little more considering there is no commercial break.
Director has chosen the right team for Background score and Camera which aptly suits the non commercial movie
Positive Points :
*Rajkumar’s measured performance
*Great content and good execution.
*Background score & Some comic elements.
Negative Points :
*Run-Time Little longer (With No Interval)
*This movie not for Commercial movie-buffs
*Some Grisly scenes
Delight Rating : 4/5
Delight Punch : Trapped – Freedom lies beyond fear
–Review by Karthikraj Selvaraj