Movie Review: Trapped – 4/5 *SPOILERS*


I can’t fault Trapped. It is a very well made film. If you have watched the trailer, you would be just as intrigued as I was to watch it.

This happens with me a lot, when I watch a trailer it has all the high points of the film and then the film becomes really dull to watch. However, this isn’t the case with Trapped at all. The trailer conceals the best parts of the film and invokes interest.

This film will keep you on the edge of your seat and Rajkumar Rao’s sincerity and commitment to this character is epic. He conveys complex emotions like desperation, urgency, helplessness and hope though just his actions as there are not a lot of dialogues in this film.

At one point this film starts to remind you of Tom Hank’s “Cast Away” but this story is so believable that you quickly start thinking how this could happen to anyone around you and how the possibility of Cast Away happening was close to one in a million.

Rajkumar Rao is my favourite actor and whatever films he’s been in, he’s been brilliant. He has carried the film on his shoulders. Any other character in the film isn’t significant. Trapped is a one man show.

There is a scene in the film where Rajkumar Rao has an encounter with a rat and he expresses how grossed out he is. His body language is terrific. He should probably start an acting school where he could teach all the himbos of the film industry how to express themselves believably!

At the end of the movie, when Rajkumar Rao is trying to break the grill of the balcony to escape from his house on the 35th floor the music goes really low. It appears as if Rajkumar Rao has lost all consciousness and is banging his feet into oblivion. He has tried for days to escape but he hasn’t been able to and all of his energy is focussed on this one point, on the part of the grill he wants to break. After that, the escape scene just floats. The part after he is out wasn’t very believable but the Director Vikramaditya Motwane and Rajkumar Rao make it so believable that you completely buy into it and route for the poor trapped guy’s wellbeing.

I just couldn’t imagine what the director could have added to the film after the great escape but what he did wasn’t cringe worthy at all. In fact the end is good too.

I would watch Trapped again and again and maybe one more time!

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