17 Mar, 2017 1 hr 43 mins U/A
Rajkummar Rao, Geetanjali Thapa
Rajkummar Rao, Geetanjali Thapa
Vikramaditya Motwane
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Synopsis
Shaurya’ (Rajkummar Rao) must pluck up the ‘courage’ (pun intended) to stay alive after he accidentally locks himself up in his new rented apartment in a desolate Mumbai high-rise, for almost a week.
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Hell in a high-rise

Trapped Story : ​ ‘Shaurya’ (Rajkummar Rao) must pluck up the ‘courage’ (pun intended) to stay alive after he accidentally locks himself up in his new rented apartment in a desolate Mumbai high-rise, for almost a week. To make things worse, his phone battery dies and since the building is devoid of residents, electricity and water or food supply, Shaurya must take extreme measures to survive this unexpected nightmare.

Trapped Review: ‘Trapped’ centres on one man’s fight for survival. He is not on a deserted island (‘Cast Away’) or an isolated canyon (‘127 Hours’) or an ocean (‘Life of Pi’) but in a Mumbai apartment, right in the middle of a crowded street. Vikramaditya Motwane’s brilliance lies in turning this unsuspecting setup into a hellish playground.

Denial turns into panic as the sun sets and a sense of claustrophobia creeps in making you hold your breath. You feel imprisoned on that flat along with the protagonist who does whatever it takes to survive, even facing his fear of rats. His hallucinations become yours. Hunger can turn one into a beast, so this one’s certainly not for the faint-hearted. It often makes your squirm in your seat with its appalling proceedings. You do heave a sigh of relief after the film ends and value your freedom on walking out. The thought that you have the privilege to gorge on some buttery roadside Pav Bhaji that Shaurya couldn’t, is a testament to the makers’ victory.

Driving this one-man show is a terrific Rajkummar Rao, who allows the film to solely feed on his character’s despair. His ability as an actor to portray this ordeal is astounding. Geetanjali Thapa is pleasant.

However, given the nature of the story, ‘Trapped’ does test your patience after a while. You also doubt the protagonist’s intelligence and sanity. Why would you rent a flat from a dubious agent, in an empty building? A few occurrences seem implausible. How come even fire doesn’t draw any attention? Nonetheless, the mounting tension makes you overlook these flaws and a bloated run time. ‘SH** happens’!
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  • Direction
    3.5/5
  • Dialogues
    2.5/5
  • Story
    3/5
  • Music
    3/5
  • Visual appeal
    3/5
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Avg Users’ Rating 3.2/5 ( 122 users )
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Mtko syal
Trapped is a brilliant piece of art.<br/>I had read about the exceptional reviews the movie had got at MAMI fest and damn,i was not not disappointed. Survival dramas are not really a forte in Bollywood.But every once in a while we get such plot driven,tight scripts that it re instills my faith in Indian cinema.Though it is on the lines of Cast away and 127 hours,what makes this unique is this not a isolated location but right in the rush-hush of Mumbai!The protagonist Shaurya (Rajkummar) gets trapped in a high rise with no food,water,electricity and the movie effectively captures his despair,attempts to break loose and finally,embracing his fears.<br/>Rajkummar is effortless and brilliant.Geetanjali is good in her short but pivotal role.Special shout out to the cinematographer and score by Aloknanda Dasgupta,its haunting! The script is the boss here,kudos to the writers to have guts to attempt something like this. Vikramaditya is top notch as usual making this engaging,nail biting movie.I did wish he captured the psychological side of Shaurya(Rajkummar) throughout his ordeal a bit more eloquently and gave it more screen time.The climax sequence could have been even more better.<br/>Overall its a great movie,must watch :)
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SALMAN KHAN
Desi version movie thats ok.
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