By Ankush Kumar
On the outset Lootera is a ‘flawed gem filled with glorious emotions’. A story set in the 1950’s; Vikram Motwane has put his writing skills to good effect by tactfully incorporating O Henry’s short story ‘The last leaf’.
A zamindar father dotes on his asthamic daughter, aloof of the immediate threat of his property being confiscated by the government. Enter a suave charmer and the inevitable happens. Cupid strikes.
Ranveer & Sonakshi make an odd pair, but it’s the uneven edges in their chemistry that makes them so loveable. The journey of being in love; nursing heartbreak and reinventing love all over again in a span of one year makes the plot of this romantic thriller.
Performance wise the workshops created by the director is visible in the acting of the lead protagonists. The character actors ably support the flow of the movie.
What is breathtaking though is the cinematography and art designing of the film. The portrayal of vintage cars, opulent havelis and mesmerizing visuals of Dalhousie makes the film worthy of praise. The lyrics penned by Amitabh Bhattacharya, soulful music by Amit Trivedi makes you feel as if you are watching ‘Poetry in motion’. Vikramaditya Motwane has moved a notch higher after his first outing as a director. Lootera is a near perfect film that will have an after effect for days to come.
P.S: If technology drives you, snazzy camerawork is staple diet for you, then you are reading the wrong review. For all others enjoy the weekend. Lootera will make it special.
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