Friday, 17th March 1:00 PM IST
TRAPPED Is 127 Hours In High Rise
Rajkumar Rao is excellent, superb camerawork, neatly directed
edit is below par, slow paced at places
Watch it for performance
Such films with off beat settings heavily depend on reviews like director Vikramaditya Motwane's earlier work 'Lootera' and 'Udaan'.
A desi version of Oscar nominated Danny Boyle's '127 Hours' (handful more such European films like 'Buried'), this film unfolds in an apartment of half built high rise building of Mumbai. A character (Rajkumar Rao) stuck in an apartment where he recently shifted due to his lady love (Geetanjali Thapa). He eats cockroach to all possible stuff in order to survive, his phone is off and watchman of the building is deaf. Things go worse to worst and we see all sort of demons come to haunt this guy.
Performance wise Rajkumar Rao is exceptional as he simply infuses every emotion in all his actions. Be it removing TV or geyser or throwing down TV or eating out batteries to insects, he is simply outstanding. Geetanjali Thapa is decent too.
Story lacks pace though it has some meat but screenplay is interesting and has some really scary moments. Dialogues are good. Editing is below par and background score is fab.
Costumes are okay and it is very well shot film. Camerawork department deserves special mention.
Director Vikramaditya Motwane delivers an impressive film but it borrows heavily from various films. His all three films are well made but lacks originality and this one also lacks entertaining value.
Film released today and will be below par at box office. Film will get boost due to reviews but then it has very limited audience.
Go watch this one if you love off beat experimental film !