The ‘niche’ films of Vikramaditya Motwane are just what the changing face of Indian cinema needs

In fact, his meek personality is established in the beginning of the film itself but even he has to turn into a hero to save himself. Rajkummar Rao has got the midas touch, but one cannot argue that Trapped was certainly one of his best works. Through Udaan, Lootera and Trapped, we also saw that Vikramaditya Motwane is quite adept at extracting commendable performances from his actors. Udaan’s Rohan is scared of his father, even his rebellion is limited to sneaking out of the house late at night but that is only until he finds out that his younger half-brother is getting mistreated. 2018-05-29T08:15:58+05:30″>
Published: May 29, 2018 8:15:58 am

Vikramaditya Motwane’s previous films show that the ‘niche’ space he caters to, is essential in the evolution of Hindi cinema. Rajat Barmecha is still remembered for his work in the film and it was only after Ronit Roy’s mean-father act in Udaan that his film career got a revival. When Lootera released, Ranveer Singh was known for his high energy Bittoo-like performances and watching him play a sensitive, love-struck man was quite refreshing. That Vikramaditya Motwane chooses out-of-the-box stories to tell is evident from his filmography but what is also notice-worthy is that the tone he chooses for each of his films is significantly different. Vikramaditya Motwane’s next Bhavesh Joshi Superhero is a vigilante story and from the trailer, it looks nothing like his previous works. Even with Lootera, Ranveer’s Varun starts off as a con artist. They were seen only by those who were interested in cinema as an art form but things started to change when filmmakers like Vikramaditya Motwane entered the scene. Motwane’s films have often shown that the stories he chooses to tell aren’t those of heroes, but of characters who become the hero through the events of the storyline. But if his previous films are any point of reference, one can be assured that this too, will be a refreshing experience. Motwane extracted great performances out of Ranveer Singh and Sonakshi Sinha for Lootera. The phrase ‘coming of age’ has become quite overused, thanks to all the Ranbir Kapoor films we’ve seen in the past few years, but it was Udaan that actually told us what that phrase meant. Trapped’s Shaurya (Rajkummar Rao) is no hero too. He rises to the occasion and becomes a hero, a saviour, when the situation demands it from him. His nuanced storytelling, well sketched out characters and treatment of the subject resulted in a film that will continue to stay relevant for the coming generations as well. For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App
© IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd The Hindi film audience was first introduced to the storytelling of Vikramaditya Motwane with the 2010 film Udaan and with this film, Motwane broke the barriers that always surrounded the small budgeted festival-like films. Motwane’s next Lootera, which was based on O Henry’s short story The Last Leaf, was a period romance that again challenged the norms of mainstream Hindi cinema whilst telling a poignant story. Until a few years ago, it was an unsaid norm that the festival films were meant only for a small part of the audience. And in my opinion, Lootera can easily be listed as Sonakshi Sinha’s best performance till date. Even his last film Trapped was a unique story that felt plausible and engaged the audience throughout its runtime. Rajkummar Rao starrer Trapped was a one-man show. Related News
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