Director: Vikramaditya Motwane
Writer: Amit Joshi, Hardik Mehta
Stars: Rajkummar Rao, Geetanjali Thapa, Khushboo Upadhyay
Runtime: 1h 45min
Released: 17 Mar 2017
Storyline: Big cities can turn into a dystopian reality at will. It can squeeze, bruise and leave you scarred for life if you don’t act on time. Fortunately in Trapped, the gritty survivor shows the willingness to rise and shine.
A strict vegetarian Shaurya (Rajkummar Rao) is fighting many demons together. Like many others in Mumbai, his hand to mouth existence is preventing him from marrying his girlfriend. He lives in a shared apartment with almost no connection with other flatmates.
Finally, he summons the courage to rent a separate apartment where he can live with his girlfriend. Limited budget forces him to choose a 35th floor flat in an uninhabited apartment that’s ironically named Swarg or Heaven.
Little does Shaurya know that the first day in his new home is going to be the longest of his life, and if he doesn’t get help on time then it may very well be his last.
Because the front door to the flat is accidentally locked and he is trapped inside. His phone has conked off and faulty wiring has made the electricity trip.
So what’s the big deal about it? He can always ask for help.
He actually does, but his voice doesn’t reach people several feet beneath him. It’s just the beginning, though. How can a person get trapped just like that in a bustling city like Mumbai? Well, director Vikramaditya Motwane answers all our queries one by one.
And mind you, Shaurya isn’t a dimwitted guy who will not do the obvious. His instincts are better than an average city-dweller and he can make tools out of ordinary household articles. For example, he can write help on a placard with toothpaste and throw it out of the window. Or, he can put some clothes on fire and hang them from the balcony to draw attention.