To make things worse, his phone battery dies and since the building is devoid of residents, electricity and water or food supply, Shaurya must take extreme measures to survive this unexpected nightmare. Motwane and his cinematographer, Siddharth Diwan, decided to use the camera, which they felt was suited to shooting in enclosed spaces. According to Rao, ninety percent of the film was shot in the building. After working on the idea, he visited the office in April 2015 and managed to meet director Vikramaditya Motwane at the gate, where he told Motwane that he had an idea for a film. The album rights of the film were acquired by , and the album was released on 11 March 2017.
The script was later re-written by Joshi and who turned the 130-page draft into forty pages. You do heave a sigh of relief after the film ends and value your freedom on walking out. Motwane intentionally kept the character away from having suicidal thoughts, as he felt it would be a very obvious choice. Because of the fact that there are no residents in the building, the building does not have water and electricity connections, Shaurya Rajkummar Rao realises only after shifting to the house, as he plans to marry his girlfriend Noorie Geetanjali Thapa. You can feel the irritation turn into anger turn into rage turn into shock turn into fear turn into helplessness turn into dispair! The movie is produced by Madhu Mantena, Vikas Bahl and Anurag Kashyap and the music composed by Alokananda Dasgupta. She hesitantly starts to go up to investigate but soon gives up. He liked the idea and told Joshi to send him a full screenplay, which he received within a month.
The next morning Shaurya accidentally locks himself inside the apartment. Even the watchman of the building happens to be partially deaf. Trapped which does not boast of a big name like Khan, Kumar and Kapoor are likely to pay huge damages due to the latest attack of online piracy. Despite being a , Rao ate meat in some of the scenes for the first time in his life, as Motwane preferred it to be realistic. Filming in the middle of the city resulted in some changes to the script. Last big release on the box office, Badrinath Ki Dulhania starring Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt faced a similar ordeal when the full movie video was leaked online on the day of its release. Rajkummar Rao starrer Trapped released at the box office on March 17, 2017 along with Hollywood film Beauty and the Beast 2017 starring Emma Watson.
The film stars as Shaurya, a call center employee who gets trapped in his apartment room without food, water and electricity, and as Noorie, the employee's girlfriend. Shaurya is compelled to take extreme steps in order to survive after he locks himself in his newly rented apartment, which is in an desolate Mumbai high-rise. Rao found the role of Shaurya to be one of his most challenging works to date. Some unforeseen situation and the guy gets stuck in the house without food, water and electricity. Overall, Trapped is a brilliant film with a crisp narrative that will keep you glued till the last frame.
Trisha Gupta of observed that unlike the survival dramas of , where the protagonist is caught between rocks, cornered by wolves, afloat in the ocean, or stuck with a tiger on a ship in the ocean, the protagonist of Trapped gets trapped in an apartment located in the middle of the city with some of the basic facilities. Rao discussed the character of Shaurya with Motwane prior to filming. Motwane liked his idea and asked him to send it in an e-mail. Almost a routine for the new releases, be it Bollywood or regional films, full videos are leaked and made available for free download and online watch, as well as on the social media platforms like Facebook. The film was shot on the thirtieth floor of the building, which had an elevator operating only to the twenty-fifth floor. The lead character, Shaurya, is an immigrant in the city and has an anonymous job.
He manages to survive for almost a week, but his health deteriorates due to starvation, dehydration and isolation. It is Motwane's first film shot in format. It is said that the most populated cities have the loneliest people residing there. The apartment has faulty wiring which leads to the circuit getting tripped, leaving him without electricity. Well, the answer is supposed to be answered in the theatres near you but because the full movie video has leaked online, the film is seen illegally via free downloads. It kept me engrossed all through. It kept me engrossed all through and the sheer helplessness of the situation was palpable.
In a final, desperate attempt to escape, Shaurya begins sawing through the balcony gate with a metal sheet, and ultimately succeeds. But Trapped builds a premise that engulfs this situation with sufficient dread and keeps one desperate, fearful and yet hopeful for the films lead even as things deteriorate progressively with every passing scene. But a film like Commando 2: The Black Money Trail or Commando 2 leaked online, the high-octane action flick Vidyut Jamwal, Adah Sharma and Esha Gupta could not survive it. When his film Bhavesh Joshi did not work out, he asked Rao if he could spare twenty days in the following month for Trapped, to which he agreed. The protagonist in the film gets trapped in a Mumbai high rise. Vikramaditya Motwane who has outstanding films like Udaan and Lootera to his credit is back with Rajkummar Rao starring Trapped, a hatke survival thriller.
The film was shot in chronological order in twenty days. Feature Film Release: March 17 2017 Language: Hindi Director: Vikramaditya Motwane Producers: Madhu Mantena, Vikas Bahl, Production Companies: Phantom Productions, Reliance Entertainment Music Director: Alokananda Dasgupta Plot: A man finds himself trapped from the inside of his room in a high rise empty building without food, water and electricity. Few actors have revealed such a gift for taking categorically nondescript men and turning them into memorable characters. The film won the Best Asian Film award at the 2017. In the end, the title was kept. To his relief, it rains heavily after some days, and Shaurya collects as much water as possible in empty containers.
A week later, he is visited by Noorie, who reveals that she is now married since she thought that he had abandoned her. Something that blew my mind when I first moved to Bombay over a dozen years ago was the fact that alcohol is home-delivered. Motwane had mentioned the plans for the film to Rao during the screening of in July 2015. Motwane proved that a film has no boundaries. The romantic-comedy survived due to its fan-favourite oc-screen couple and being a Bollywood masala love story.
Trapped somehow proves this statement and reveals how mechanical and mundane lives are in the city that never sleeps. The poster featured Rao trapped in a balcony with his clothes displaying the word 'help'. This gripping story has no space for a popcorn refill and trapped is no regular movie and hence not everyone will enjoy it. Mehta and Joshi worked for the next few months on the script and turned the 130-page draft into forty pages. He also decided to not go for a wide screen aspect ratio and rather opted for a more compressed look because of the nature of the film, as he wanted to create a claustrophobic feel. The box office predictions of Trapped were warm but it has to be seen how the film fares in terms of box office collections.