Mumbai is that city which is often referred as 'The city which never sleeps.' Imagine if you are trapped in your own apartment in the midst of this hustle and bustle. The imagination is not at all possible, but Vikramaditya Motwane made this imagination into reality with his third film 'Trapped.' Starring Rajkummar Rao in the lead, the film is a survival thriller.
It opens up with Shaurya(Rajkummar Rao) expressing his feelings to his office colleague Noori(Geetanjali Thapa). Love blossoms between the duo and dreams began to take shape even though Noorie is getting married to someone else. Shaurya who by now stays in a bachelor pad makes his decision to shift with Noorie and the hunt for the shelter begins. His search ends when he finds a house on the 35th floor of a high rise building in Mumbai ironically titled as Swarg (heaven), little did he know that it will soon turn into hell. Amidst all the hurry-burry one fine day Shaurya gets trapped in his own house and the struggle for the survival starts. With no electricity, no food and no water, Shaurya makes use of every possible thing he finds in the house from pigeons, to utensils, to toothpaste and to his own blood. But his every attempt fails and there stands another horrible situation. From fear of rats to making a rat his friend, Rao does it all.
The film rests on the shoulders of Rajkummar Rao and his efforts are paid off. He is successful in delivering the story and the man Shaurya, which makes us to believe that we are trapped with him. Rajkummar's acting deserves an applaud and Vikramaditya's imagination deserves many more applauds. Though we have many films in this genre, this stands out to be a bit different from them. Geetanjali as Noorie is pleasant and does not enjoy much screen space. The sound designer Anish John along with Aloka Dasgupta should be appreciated for creating such an amazing sound track. A mere sound of a pan and the groan of elevator may sometimes turn into nightmares and percussion.
The film surely is a winner and Rajkummar Rao is the sole owner of this win. It teaches us to survive even in the extreme situations and when 'hope' is the only thing we have. The film makes you glued to your seats from the start to end and you just want to see it more. So don't be trapped in your own houses, because this film deserves a must watch!