Trapped Movie Review
Rating :- 3.5/5 Reviewed by:Renuka Vyavahare Site: TimesofIndia
Given the nature of the story, ‘Trapped’ does test your patience after a while. You also doubt the protagonist’s intelligence and sanity. Why would you rent a flat from a dubious agent, in an empty building? A few occurrences seem implausible. How come even fire doesn’t draw any attention? Nonetheless, the mounting tension makes you overlook these flaws and a bloated run time. ‘SH** happens’!
Rating :- 3.5/5 Reviewed by: Ananya Bhattacharya Site: Indiatoday
Trapped tells a tale of survival peppered with the occasional humour and a few heart-in-the-mouth scenes. Therefore when the film fails to address some basic questions, you feel let down. When Shaurya goes missing, for example, there doesn’t seem to be a single family member or friend or colleague concerned about his whereabouts. It’s almost as if the guy exists in vacuum. You hope for some sort of answer towards the end, but there’s silence there too. The runtime of the film works in its favour. In less than 2 hours, your patience levels are fine. The absence of songs makes sure the pace of Trapped is not hampered.
Rating :- 3.5/5 Reviewed by: Rohit Vats Site: Hindustan Times
Motwane and Rao form a lethal team that keep us hooked for 102 minutes, quite easily. Trapped is unique because it’s unlike any other one-room drama. It remains a personal story, more like a leaf out of Shaurya’s life than a cinematic celebration of a survivor. Trapped is a defining film for Motwane who has become braver in using small spaces and silence. It’s the beginning of a style that we must see in his next films. No interval release is going to make you understand Trapped better.
Rating :- 2.5/5 Reviewed by:Shubhra Gupta Site: indianexpress
Rao shares the film’s other really fine passage with a furry creature he starts out being terrified of: his being able to walk past his terror, and share his feelings out loud, tells us just how communication can make even the blackest hours better. You wish there were more of these moments. Given Motwane’s skills at creating emotions, and Rao’s ability to channel them, Trapped doesn’t take us as far over the edge it could, or should have.
Rating :- 3.5/5 Reviewed by: Raja Sen Site: NDTV
That unrehearsed feel, I suspect, was what Motwane was going for. He’s a filmmaker who made a small, much loved gem in Udaan, and then a giant period drama called Lootera which I adored, but which ended up being watched by too few. Perhaps this, then, is the story of a director – trapped by big-budget pressures – who needed a small win. This one is a breakout.
Rating :- 2/5 Reviewed by:Anna MM Vetticad Site: Firstpost
Sadly though, the film is unable to maintain those interest levels through its 102 minutes and 56 seconds running time. This promising premise combined with the formidable talents of Vikramaditya Motwane and Rajkummar Rao should have added up to much more.
Rating :- 4/5 Reviewed by:ROHIT BHATNAGAR Site: deccanchronicle
Few scenes are disturbing but have so much intensity that they will give you goosebumps. Especially, when his thirst forces him to quench it by drinking his own urine, killing a pigeon to eat his meat, eating insects and chasisng the rat in the flat etc. The scenes are aesthetically shot. Geetanjali Thapa is good in her cameo role. Also, it’s a myth that a superstar can only save a film. Tapped breaks the barrier for winning hearts with its content. It is so difficult for the reviewer to find a flaw. Overall, Trapped is a brilliant film with a crisp narrative that will keep you glued till the last frame.
TRAPPED | Official Trailer | Rajkummar Rao | Dir : Vikramaditya Motwane | Releasing 17th March 2017