Trapped is a 2016 Hindi-language Indian survival movie directed by Vikramaditya Motwane, who also produced it with Anurag Kashyap, Vikas Bahl, and Madhu Mantena under the Phantom Films banner. The movie stars Rajkummar Rao as Shaurya, a call center employee who gets stuck in his room without food, water, and electricity, and Geetanjali Thapa as Noorie, the employee’s girlfriend.
The film’s music and score were composed by Alokananda Dasgupta and the lyrics were penned by Rajeshwari Dasgupta. Siddharth Diwan was the cinematographer and Nitin Baid was the editor. Motwane got the idea for the film from an email from writer Amit Joshi. He liked the idea and asked Joshi to send the full script, which he received a month later. The script was later rewritten by Joshi and Hardik Mehta, who reduced the 130-page draft to 40 pages. The film was shot over a period of 20 days and was primarily shot in an apartment in Prabhadevi, Mumbai.
The movie is told in chronological order. We see that it starts with Shaurya planning to marry his girlfriend Noorie. They plan to elope just a day before she is forcibly married to another man. Shaurya lives in a one-room flat where he decides to switch places to have room for Noorie as well as their married life. Now, know about Trapped movie.
Trapped: Movie Synopsis
Shaurya, a call center employee, plans to elope and marry his girlfriend Noorie, the day before Noorie arranges her marriage with someone else. Shaurya, who lives in a bachelor block, plans to move into a new flat where he and Noorie will stay. In a rush to find affordable housing, he ends up moving into Swarg, a new high-rise apartment complex that is vacant due to construction and legal issues. The only security guard stationed in the building does not know that Shaurya has moved in and Noorie does not yet know Shaurya’s new address.
The next morning, Shaurya inadvertently locks himself inside the apartment. He makes the first few attempts to break the lock but fails. There is a faulty electrical installation in the apartment, which causes the circuit to shut down and remain without electricity. His phone runs out of battery before he can call for help. Totally cut off from the outside world, Shaurya struggles to survive without food, water, and electricity.
As the days pass, he becomes increasingly claustrophobic, and his attempts to escape become more desperate. At one point, using his own blood, he traces the word ‘help’ with his address details on a piece of cardboard that falls onto the terrace of a nearby house. The occupant of the house questions the clueless security guard, who claims that the building is empty. He hesitates to investigate but soon gives up.
Desperate for food, Shaurya resorts to eating cockroaches, ants, and pigeons and also starts talking to a rat for company. To his relief, it rains heavily after a few days and Shaurya collects as much water as he can in the empty containers. He manages to survive for almost a week, but his health deteriorates from hunger, dehydration, and isolation.
In a last, desperate attempt to escape, Shaurya starts cutting through the balcony gate with a metal sheet and finally succeeds. He descends five floors, nearly falling several times from exhaustion, before he manages to reach a floor that does not have balcony gates, and finally escapes from the building. Due to fatigue and weakness, he faints and is rushed to the hospital.
A week later, he is visited by Noorie, who reveals that she is now married because she thought he had left her. Broken and traumatized by the incident, Shaurya tries to return to his normal life but is shocked to see that his friends and colleagues have not even noticed his absence as they are all too busy with their own lives. “Trapped.”
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