Bollywood thriller Trapped to be released in theatres without an ‘interval’.

To keep the thrill element of the movie intact, makers have decided to release the ‘Rajkummar Rao’ film without any break.

Movies screened in foreign countries usually don’t have intervals, as they don’t like the momentum of the movie to be disturbed. However, in India, its difficult to imagine a movie without an interval.

There are many who feel that, in India, a movie break is another way to earn some revenue for the theatre owners. While that may be true, Indian films usually are lengthy, because of the many songs. And that is another reason, breaks make sense.

However, in recent years, more and more Indian films are becoming shorter. And with films getting made on exciting themes, an interval is more of a nuisance that breaks the thrill element.

And that is why the makers of Trapped (directed by Vikramaditya Motwane, starring Rajkummar Rao), an edge-of-the-seat trailer, have decided not to have any interval during its screening in movie theatres.


“Trapped is the story of a guy stuck in an apartment with no food, no water and no electricity, and of his survival based on his primal instincts. The no-interval viewing allows the viewer to feel the character’s emotion and gives them a never-before thrilling experience,” Motwane.

To keep the thrill element of the story intact, Phantom Films requested their exhibition partners to release the film without any interval.

Its a great move I would say. But then the length of the movie is around 105 minutes, so it does make sense.

We hope more and more films are released without any intervals, as it really breaks the rhythm if its a thrilling film.

Aamir Khan production’s ‘Dhobi Ghat’ also had a non-interval screening in theaters, when it was released.