Trapped: Never get trapped in your apartment like Rajkumar Rao in the movie
Trapped is like Discovery Man vs. Wild program but with a different taste. The movie can be called Man vs. City where the city tries to swallow dreams and even the existence of a man but he survives despite all odds. Rajkumar Rao is playing Bear Grylls in Trapped and showing us the secret to survive in the top-floor of a high-rise apartment where you can’t be heard or even seen.
How could a person get lost in a city like Mumbai and also get stuck in the apartment he has rented? It doesn’t seem possible but Vikramaditya Motwane knows how and also he’s proved it in the movie. This survival thriller was shot in less than a month and what is more surprising about this movie is that it was showered praises and it also received a standing ovation on its world premiere at the Mumbai Film Festival.
It is the story of a distraught Mumbai citizen Shaurya played by Rajkumar Rao. Shaurya is struggling with his meager income and trying to sustain in hand-to-mouth condition that worsens with time. He wants to live rich; have family and a luxurious life but he’s always short of funds. Finally he rents an apartment at a building called Swarg. But shortage of funds takes him to the 35th floor of the building and it is where he gets stuck.
Vikramiditya Motwane has done much head scratching to bring the idea of a man getting stuck in his apartment a reality. As Shaurya moves in his home, the main door accidentally gets locked and soon the electricity is cut due to an electric fault. Before he understands the situations, he finds that his mobile battery has no juice left to make calls. He’s some food and water but he needs to get out of the situation. At 35th floor, he can’t call for help and nor could his acts get noticed.
Kuch bhi ho jaaye mujhe yahaan nahin marna hai mumbles Shaurya as he sees death inching towards him. Only Vikramaditya Motwane could tell such a story.
Trapped first look and poster
The poster wears a grim look to suit to the theme that is a man trapped in an apartment. Dark yellow color makes the poster look fearful and a building design is created with black color. On the top floor, a person is seen sitting with his legs out of the building. He seems to be sitting in an iron cage.
Why watch the movie?
It is a movie of a different genre that tells the vulgar truth behind a cosmopolitan city. It shows that a city like Mumbai has no soul; it is a dead city where no one cares about others.
Directed – Vikramaditya Motwane
Produced – Madhu Mantena, Vikas Bahl, Anurag Kashyap
Written – Amit Joshi
Starring Rajkummar Rao
Music – Alokananda Dasgupta
26 October 2016 ((Mumbai Film Festival)) -17 March 2017 (India)