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Trapped - Movie Review

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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