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"Trapped" ameliorates life & cinema; Rajkummar Rao is delightful. Motwane deserves kudos

  • Sekhar GC

    Sekhar GC (623 DM Points)

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    Desimartini | Updated - March 22, 2017 11:48 AM IST
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    TrappedWatch trailerRelease date : March 15, 2017

    Enjoyed the film. Of the 127 hours kinds. The novelty here is commendable, and Rajkummar Rao delivers a meritorious performance, in a role that many actors would (live or) die for. The challenge for performers in a tale like this is to keep the audiences engaged throughout since they occupy almost all the screen-time and space.

    The film is a tale about a man trapped in a house on the thirty-fifth floor. And how he comes out of it. Full of grit and the survival of the fittest, indeed.

    Sadly, there were only seven people in the movie-hall, other than me and that does not do justice to raw talent and a sincere effort like this.

    The last film I had seen of director Vikramaditya Motwane was Udaan and I was mighty impressed with this one, too.

    This one is a situation I hope no one finds themselves in, and you feel for the character Shaurya as he goes through gruelling struggles. I like how the director brings the story on to the camera, and how the character has been shaped. It does make you ponder, like what if you were to find yourself in a similar situation. Would you eat anything to survive in the wild? What would you have done differently.

    Again, one of those experiences where your character is tested only when you experience it. For anyone can talk about such happenings or events, but unless you are there yourself - and God Forbid - like Aron Ralston or Shaurya - it would be impossible to say how you'd handle it. It also puts life and things into perspective. To let go, to be forgiving, to accept and acknowledge, and such lessons of life. And even a week after watching the film, you realize what a great act - without over-acting even a bit - Rajkummar has delivered.

    I thought that the background score was also noteworthy. Alokananda Dasgupta has done a nice job. And ably supported by Anish John's emphatic sound design.

    Another plus point is the duration of the film, which is under two hours. A trap thriller, I'd like to see more films in this genre, for it is quite a learning experience and makes you think, for sure.

    Geetanjali Thapa from Gangtok looks pretty (and) natural. I'm curious to watch her other film, Liar's Dice, now for which she won the National Film Award for Best Actress.

    And it would be nice to see more of Motwane's works. Lootera has been pending for a while, and he sure seems like a director that knows what he is doing. Pray he keeps the momentum going.

    - Sekhar, http://GCtheThinker.blogspot.com

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