Filmmaker Vikramaditya Motwane's latest venture 'Trapped', starring Rajkummar Rao, which had its world premiere at the 18th Jio MAMI Mumbai International Film Festival, received an standing ovation.
The film is a survival-drama-thriller about a guy, played by Rao, who gets trapped in his own house at a high rise building with no escape route. The 105-minute long film received thundering applause and when Motwane and the 'Aligarh' star came forward for a QnA session they were welcomed with a standing ovation .
Motwane, who returns to the big screen after his 2013 romantic drama 'Lootera', joked that this was his 'first ever housefull' and credited the film's writer Amit Joshi for approaching him with the subject.
“I thought it was such a cool concept, why hasn't anyone thought about it before, why hasn't a film made on this topic especially in a city like Mumbai? We have high rises and all, the place is warm but is also so cold. As people, we can be unforgiving about these kind of things. The idea just grabbed me. I kept thinking about the film,” Motwane said.
The filmmaker then pitched the idea to Rao, who instantly agreed to do the film.