MUMBAI, (GNI): Filmmaker Vikramaditya Motwane’s latest venture, ‘Trapped’ starring Rajkummar Rao, which had its world premiere at the 18th Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival with Star, was screened to a packed audience last night at Le Reve Cinemas, Bandra.
The special premiere was attended by Director Vikramaditya Motwane and Producer Anurag Kayshap. As well as film personalities, Konkona Sen Sharma, Shweta Tripathi, Vijay Varma, Kanu Behl, Vicky Kaushal, Saie Tamhankar,Gaurav Gera,Vivaan Shah,Varun Grover,Gulshan Devaiah,Neeraj Ghywan and Dibakar Banerjee.
The highlight of the night was the Q&A session with the cast and crew, moderated by Director Kanu Behl.
The film is a survival thriller- It is the story about a man who gets shut in a Mumbai apartment for almost a month without food and water.
Creative Director, Jio MAMI Film Festival with Star Smriti Kiran, said, “This is a proud moment for us. Last year, Trapped world premiered at MAMI. When Directors like Vikram choose MAMI to World Premiere their films, you know that you’ve turned a corner. The audience response to the film was overwhelming. Therefore, it was natural for us to host a special premiere of Trapped for our film club members before it releases. I also want to thank Le Reve Cinemas for giving MAMI’s year round programme a home. Their support has made it possible for us to do this”
Director Vikramaditya Motwane said, “MAMI has always been associated with quality movies and I was more than happy to premiere my film Trapped with them. The response has been overwhelming and I am very confident that the audience across the country will like the film.”
The special premiere was hosted by Le Reve Cinemas in Bandra. SPI cinemas has given MAMI’s year round program a home. A believer in creating a cultural imprint, Le Reve will be hosting all of MAMI’s events in the month of March.
SPI Cinemas, President, Mr. Swaroop Reddy, said, “We are pleased to be associated with MAMI and excited with the lineup of films for March. This association gives Le Reve the opportunity to screen different genres of films from across the world. SPI Cinemas is keen to bring creative and thoughtful cinema to the cinephiles of Mumbai. This partnership between Le Reve and MAMI is a step in that direction. ”
Produced by Phantom Films, Trapped will release in theaters on March 17th, 2017.
Trapped World Premiered at The Jio MAMI 18th Mumbai Film Festival with Star under a new category titled ‘Spotlight’. Spotlight is a carefully crafted new programming section at MAMI. The films programmed in this section celebrate standout Indian auteurs
The reactions to the film were unanimous: Director Dibakar Banerjee said,”I am grateful that someone’s making films like these. It makes it easier for other filmmakers to make movies like these!”
Actor Vicky Kaushal said,” It is a very rare film because it is so organic, pure genius work by Vikramaditya and Rajkummar. A very difficult film to make and a very rare experience for audiences”
Director Shashank Khaitan said, “It’s riveting cinema, it was disturbing yet beautiful, I think Rajkummar has pulled off another genius role.”
Director Navdeep Singh said, “It’s incredible, you feel Trapped along with Rajkummar. It’s an incredible, claustrophobic, anxious experience. It’s a really well made film.”
Actor, Saie Tamhankar said,”It is a lovely film, and a very difficult film to pull off and Vikramaditya has done a great job.”
Actor Gaurav Gera said, “I think it’s really cool, I love the way it was shot, I loved it.”
About Jio MAMI Film Club with Star: The city of Mumbai is home to cinema. Mainstream populist cinema, art house – independent cinema and even B-grade potboilers co-exist and thrive here. It’s home to film lovers, patrons of art and the common man who seeks a few hours of escape from his daily grind. Its home to storytellers and dreamers- It is about time that the city’s beloved Mumbai Film Festival expands its horizons and initiates year-round activities that create a much-needed holistic ecosystem for cinema, the film fraternity and film lovers. We look forward to creating a platform that nurtures, supports, educates and entertains this vast community of movie lovers from all walks of life. To register, go to http://www.mumbaifilmfestival.com/user/filmclubMembers.