Vikramaditya Motwane’s ‘Trapped’ “a worthwhile risk”


Vikramaditya Motwane has said that making ‘Trapped’ was a worthwhile risk. The film is a survival-drama-thriller and stars Rajkummar Rao in the lead role.

Reported in The Indian Express, Motwane said risks need to be taken. “It’s a good risk. It’s worth taking. If you don’t take a risk then what’s the point. We can’t keep making films in the same space.”…“It’s a smart risk. It’s an engaging film, it is funny in places, there is drama, elements of thrill. We are satisfied and very happy with the film.”

‘Trapped’ had its world premiere at the 18th Jio MAMI Mumbai International Film Festival last year and received a standing ovation. There is a stigma that films which are shown at festivals are targeted to a specific audience, which Motwane disagrees and change in mindset is needed. He said, “I think generalisation should not be there. In art house cinema there are cool, edgy and interesting films. My film is commercial. I think because of social media and YouTube, things are changing. Today people have a judgement about films.”

It’s been a while since Motwane made a film, his last was ‘Lootera’ (2013). ‘Trapped’ will be mark his comeback and Motwane claims this film will be just as big. “Audience today goes and watches a film irrespective of whether it is a small or big budget film. They go for what they find attractive or interesting enough to watch. But at the same time, I can’t say a small budget film is a big budget. But I wouldn’t call Trapped as a small film. It’s a film, it’s the choice of the audience to see what they want to see,” he added.




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