Friday, 5 July 2013

Lootera - Exclusive Movie Review

 Lootera - Exclusive Movie Review

Story & Direction by Vikramaditya Motwane
Screenplay by Vikramaditya Motwane & Bhavani Iyer
Produced by Ekta Kapoor, Shobha Kapoor & Anurag Kashyap
Music by Amit Trivedi
Stars : Ranveer Singh, Sonakshi Sinha, Divya Dutta, Vikrant Massey, Arif Zakaria & Barun Chanda

Movie Review by Sree Prasad Nair
Theater – Al Wahda Cinemas, Abu Dhabi, UAE
04/07/2013 – 8.30pm
Occupancy – 80%

Director Vikramaditya Motwane made an outstanding entry in Bollywood with his critically acclaimed superhit Udaan in 2010. The film was officially selected at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival. Lootera is the second film of Vikramaditya Motwane.. Lootera is inspired from 'The Last Leaf', a short story by American author O. Henry. Lootera stars Ranveer Singh, Sonakshi Sinha, Divya Dutta, Vikrant Massey, Arif Zakaria & Barun Chanda.

Lootera is the story of Pakhi (Sonakshai Sinha), the daughter of a wealthy Bengali Zaminda (Barun Chanda). One day an archaeologist, Varun Shrivastav(Ranveer Singh) comes to Zamindar's village to excavate the temple grounds of the village. He is good looking, smart, polite and with his poetry knwoledge, he impresses the Zamindar & Pakhi. An innocent Pakhi easily fall in love with him. But on their engagement day Varun disapperes. Pakhi struggles to move on with her life, determined to forget Varun and their relationship. Until one day, when Varun returns under the most extraordinary circumstances.

Lootera is the best film of 2013 so far. No doubts on that! From story writing to direction to performance to cinematography to music to costume/sets,  Lootera is an Epic expereince. Vikramaditya Motwane's story telling & direction is just brilliant. It's really surprising to see how a one film old Motwane manages to create such a masterpiece outing like Lootera. Undoubtedly the Best Director of 2013!

Another pluspoint of the movie is outstanding music by Amit Trivedi. All songs have soulful lyrics b and placement of the songs are perfect. Sawar Loon, Shikayatein, Zinda & Monta Re are my personal favorites. Background score of the film is also excellent. Undoubtedly the Best Music of 2013!

Mahendra J. Shetty's cinematography is top class. The costumes and sets used in this film are eyecatching.

Now to the performances...
MARK MY WORDS----> Reserve all the Best Actress 2013 Awards for the Darling Of Bollywood's 100 Crore Club, Ms. Sonakshi Sinha. Sonakshi Sinha's acting as Pakhi is easily the best performance by an actress in recent years. Her acting especially in the emotional scenes & at the climax are just mindblowing. She looks drop-dead-gorgeous and fabulous as the vulnerable lovestruck girl. Every frame of Sonakshi is flawless and you just can't take your eyes from her frame. Her career best performance. Come On Sinha.... Say No To Dabangg/RowdyRathore kinda roles & be prepared for all the awards acceptance speech of 2013, Shotgun Junior!!!

You won't believe that Lootera is Ranveer Singh's third film of his career. It's very difficult for a 2 film old like Ranveer to portray the role of Varun, but his acting is terrific. A sincere & mature acting. A Good Future For Bollywood!

Divya Dutta is superb in a small role. Debutant Vikrant Massey is good. Arif Zakaria is ok. Adil Hussain delivers a stellar performance. Barun Chanda is outstanding.


I don't find any minus points in Lootera. Yes, Lootera is not everyone's cup of tea. Some people may find it as little boring since the genre of this film is slow & classy. But if you are a genuine movie lover go watch and experience the Epic, Lootera!

Overall Lootera is undoubtedly the Best Film of 2013! At the box office film is all set to have a decent opening at the multiplexes and average to low in single screens(expected). But I'm sure Lootera will be loved for its content & class. An opening of 6-8crore with a weekend of 20-22cr weekend is on the cards and will be a profitable venture for the makers.

P:S: 2013's Best Film, Best Director, Best Music & Best Actress Awards = LOOTERA


Rating - 4.5/5! LOOTERA IS EPIC!!!

Box Office Prediction - 50cr+

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