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Trapped - Movie Review

March 20, 2017

Verdict - "A Captivating Squeaker!"

Directed by Vikramaditya Motwane, Trapped starring Rajkummar Rao in the lead role is a fascinating narrative about a part in Shaurya's life where he finds himself trapped all alone in an apartment on the 35th floor without food, water, electricity and most importantly a mobile phone. The storyline advances presenting us the agonizing distress that Shaurya had to go through in order to make it alive or will he not?

With a narrative largely focused around an individual character, Rajkummar Rao did a tremendous job in portraying the punishment and the trouble and that his character had to go through mentally and physically. He carried the entire film on his shoulders from the beginning till the end with his captivating performance that kept the viewer invested in the film especially when it's 103 minutes without a pause.

Established as a brilliant filmmaker with his terrific work in his previous two films (Udaan and Lootera), Vikramaditya Motwane did a fantastic job in directing the film by keeping it guileless, stimulating and logical at the same time. Simultaneously, the writers also did a fabulous job in developing the character of Shaurya that helped the storyline a lot in its development.

Overall,  Trapped is a film with many cliffhangers and spine-chilling moments and is a precise storyline that deals with a singular character. Rajkummar Rao carried the entire movie with his finest work and surely one of the best in his career. With an empirical narrative, Trapped certainly brought a new spin to the genre and opened the doors for many experimental films with less budget and more practicality. 

My Rating - 3.5/5 | Grade - B+
-By Surya Komal aka KM (@SuryaKomal) | Featured In Our "Top 5 Best Bollywood Movies of 2017" List - Click Here

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Logan - Movie Review

March 5, 2017

Verdict - "Brutally spectacular!"

Directed by James Mangold, Logan will be the last interpretation by Hugh Jackman as Wolverine and stars Patrick Stewart as Professor X and Dafne Keen as Laura. 

With pure anguish, despair, and sorrow filled in his heart. Logan is now become an alcoholic and is a complete counterpart of himself living inside a warehouse with Professor X and driving a limousine for a living. Subsequently, he stumbles across a covenant to cart Laura across the country for few multiple shady reasons. Upon accepting the share, Logan finds himself in trouble with a group of ex-military hitmen who are after Laura who has few special abilities up her sleeve.

The hugely entertaining factor about the film were the brutal and the callous action sequences and I should give the credit to the studio for not restricting the film to PG-13 and giving the liberty with a Rated-R rating when it's essential. Moreover, director Mangold didn't hesitate to display a gory horrid picture during the action scenes that allowed the lead characters to go berserk and proliferating the intrigue throughout the entirety of the film.

Also, the screenwriters did a remarkable job in developing the lead characters of the film by allotting them a good amount of screen time to evolve and advance with the storyline. But, on the opposite side, the film was a letdown on the emotional side as few scenes and especially the climax didn't feel tender or impactful.

Nevertheless, with amazing performances, thrilling action sequences and a splendid directing job by Mangold, Logan had everything to offer as a Rated-R action film. And the most impressive part is that it never felt like a grandiose superhero film and felt more like an independent western which was spectacular to watch. Overall, this is a great send-off for Hugh Jackman as the character of Wolverine and one of the best Wolverine films released till date.

My Rating - 3.75/5
Grade - B+ (Highly Entertaining!)
-By Surya Komal aka KM (@SuryaKomal)

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