Mumbai: Filmmaker Vikramaditya Motwane's next 'Trapped', starring Rajkummar Rao, is all set to have its world premiere at the upcoming Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival later this month.
The film will be screened as part of the new section 'Spotlight' to celebrate the diversity of the Indian cinema.
"I'm ecstatic, and absolutely petrified, to be premiering my film at MAMI. It is a film based in Mumbai and it's apt that its world premiere be here, in the presence of my hometown audience and at a festival I absolutely adore," Motwane said in a statement.
The film is reportedly a survival drama, which chronicles the story of a character who is trapped in a room for about 25 days in a Mumbai apartment.
Among other films in the section, director Priyadarshan's 'Sila Samayangalil', Buddhadeb Dasgupta's 'The Bait' and Adoor Gopalakrishnan's 'Once Again' (Pinneyum) will be screened.
'Spotlight' is a segment of films that recognises Indian cinema's historical trajectories, celebrates its creative impulses and explores its futures.
'Kaagaz Ki Kashti', a documentary on the life of veteran singer Jagjit Singh directed by Brahmanand Singh, an anthology of short films, 'Shor se Shuruat', by budding directors will also be screened.
The 18th edition of the Jio MAMI with Star will screen over 175 films from 54 countries including features, documentaries and short films at the festival. The eight-day festival will open on October 20.