It's all about your damn wild imagination, how far you can go with your imagination. It knows no boundaries, no restraint and then comes to giving it a shape so that you can show it to the world, if you're able to write, sing, draw your imagination on a canvas, you're called an artist. More or less we all have power to imagine, but not everyone could become a good storyteller. This week I've watched two such movies belonging to completely different genre or mood but they're some brilliant example of great storytelling, and the storytellers who imagine beyond the space.
1. Trapped (2017): 8/10 Vikramaditya Motwani has been setting up an example, daring to break all the orthodox thinking of the industry that you can't make certain types of movie. He is courageous, daring and love his hands on experimenting with innovative ideas. Be it coming of age -drama film Udaan, a sweet and stirring love saga Lootera and now survival thriller Trapped, with each passing movie he is proving that he is finest storyteller of contemporary days in industry. Trapped starts with a cute love story and believe me I couldn't stop but smile throughout the scenes, those love sequences are high on wits and humour and helps you to connect with the character at very beginning of the movie. What is about to come next is something you all know by trailer itself that he, unfortunately, gets trapped himself in an apartment of an abandoned building with no basic resources for living and then his fight for survival starts. As story has given very limited circumstances, it surely breaks continuity of flow, you can find some dull moment here and there. But, there are many edge to seat moments which completely mess up with your mind. Specially, talking about the climax scene where protagonist escape the building, that scene was most chilling and uncomfortable to watch for me, I could have felt my palm sweating and there was huge nervousness, that's what I say caught up with the scene moment. Anyway. Story is quite favourable to situation, runtime could have been trimmed by few minutes though.
Rajkumar Rao proving himself a method-actor and if nothing else to be boastful about him, you can observe shape of his body in film, how drastically it changes day by day cause of all the suffering he is going through in his crucial days. He is setting up benchmark, and touching new heights. If for nothing, you need to watch this film for the madness Rajkumar has brought in his performance to the film.
2. Ratatouille (2007): 8/10 A beautiful animation film. Again, this film is highly talked and loved animation film among moviegoer for its very imaginative story and wonderful storytelling. Surely, a delightful watch.