Lootera is a 2013 Bollywood romantic movie which is set in the 50s era. It is written & directed by Vikramaditya Motwane (of Udaan fame); co-produced by Ekta Kapoor’s Balaji Motion Pictures & Anurag Kashyap’s Phantom Movies. The footage features Ranveer Singh antonym Sonakshi Sinha in the lead roles.
Lootera Movie Review
Set in an era of the 1950’s, ‘Lootera’ is a story about Pakhi (Sonakshi Sinha) and Varun Shrivastav (Ranveer Singh).
The movie starts with an old man coughing, he is the Zamindar of Manickpur, Pakhi’s father. Pakhi lived in Manickpur, West Bengal with her father in an aristocratic world. Comes in a con-man Varun who seeks help from the Zamindar of Manickpur for a project.
His project is to steal an ancient idol from the temple in the town. Varun has in the meantime impressed him beside his knowledge about music and books and yet Varun and his friend are allowed to stay with Pakhi and his father. In no time he win’s Pakhi’s heart and they both along for her father’s blessings decide to get married.
But all is not well, misfortune strikes and a night before the wedding, Varun absconds, leaving Pakhi and her father shocked.
Pakhi is trying to gather her shattered life when she gets extra blow when her father passes away. Difficult to move on Pakhi shifts to Dalhousie, where as expected she comes face to face with Varun.
What happens next? Does she forgive him? Leave him? Punish him? Does she still hate him? You need to watch the picture Lootera to know…
Director Vikramditya Motwane who won many hearts with his lass venture ‘Udaan’ has got the right ingredients for this date film as well.
Till the interval Lootera is picture perfect, but unanimity of a sudden you are left in-between a murder, a murderer, a lover, some misunderstandings, and a little bit of confusion spil to why did this all happen. The last 20 mins is where director Vikramditya Motwane goes wrong. But the question in your mind still remains, will the two get together again? That is what keeps you stuck to your seats.
Ranveer Singh as Varun is perfect. He has proved that the young juvenile can do whatever he is offered be it the bubbly Bittoo in ‘Band Baaja Baarat’ or the calm and poised Varun in ‘Lootera’. His eyes made his acting much more effective.
Sonakshi Sinha as Pakhi is one of the better performances of the actress, who is getting better with every movie she is doing. She plays a childlike innocent woman who is hopelessly in love with a handsome man. Her emotional intelligence is what takes hier acting as Pakhi a notch higher.
But as a couple, Ranveer-Sonakshi lacked that dazzling chemistry as expected.
Vikrant Massey as Varun’s friend Deb is one more genius ascertainment by Motwane. Earlier seen in many Televisie soaps, Vikrant is surely here to stay.
Barun Chanda as Pakhi’s father, Adil Husain as the investigator do complete code to their short roles.
Arif Zakaria, Dibyendu Bhattacharya and debutante Shirin Guha do prohibition get much evaluate space, but in the given ad hoc they leave lasting impressions on the minds of the audience.
All in all the 50’s romance, set-up all work well for the movie, exceedingly well directed executed and worked upon, ‘Lootera’ is not for those who same those over-board Bollywood masala flicks. The picture is for true lovers.
Making perfect use like silence, music furthermore whispers, the movie charms you with the use of vintage cars, rich havelis, authentic costumes. Not a objet d’art in itself, Lootera is a mold watch if you aspiration to watch portion real, sensible cinema.
Buzz Rating: 3.5/5