When a director gives a path-breaking film like Udaan you expect an outstanding film from him. Going out of the track Vikramaditya Motwane manages to impress only a masses and not classes, the film only reaches to a niche audience leaving the rest bored and restless.
Set in 1950’s love story of Varun (Ranveer Singh) and Pakhi (Sonakshi Sinha). Pakhi is a daughter of rich Zamindaar who lives life queen style. Varun comes in her life and then both of them fall in love. Varun betrays Pakhi and leaves her. Pakhi is scattered and trying to forget Varun. Varun comes back in Pakhi’s life but things are not so fine between them. Rest go watch the film and find it out.
Ranveer Singh has given a brilliant performance. From his last two films Ranveer has done something different and manages to win hearts of his fans. Sonakshi Sinha has given the best performance till date. She steals all the limelight when it comes to performance. Outstanding performance by Sonakshi. The other cast has also done a commendable job.
Vikramaditya Motwane proves with this one that he makes film for a very niche audience. He tried his hand on romance and succeeded only with those who likes to watch world cinema. This is not what Indian audience will enjoy. Being based on a book, the story is quite ordinary but the execution is what needs to be appreciated. Some scenes in the film might remind you of some films from 50’s. Dialogues were very much ordinary. Anurag Kashyap is good at writing dialogues for films like Wasseypur. Cinematography is the plus point of the film. Each and every frame in the film is breathtaking. The locations of the film are very beautiful. The music of the film is the second best thing in the film. Amit Trivedi has donr a fantastic job. All the songs in the film are beautifully written and sung. They go with the mood of the film. Fabulous music.
Overall Lootera is nothing but a same old Bollywood love story executed differently. The film is somewhat on the lines of 2006 film Fanaa directed by Kunal Kohli. Vikramaditya Motwane has made an art film and completely forgot to add some commercial elements which will appeal to normal Indian audience. First half is good, but second half tests your patience. In second half most of the time Sonakshi is sleeping, looking at her you also feel like sleeping. The film will work in Film Festivals but might not work in Film Theatres. This one is not everyone’s cup of tea. If you like to watch some different kind of cinema which no one else likes you might find Lootera interesting, if you hate love story’s and your defination for love is different from normal bollywood romance you might find Lootera interesting.
Rating: 1 for Sonakshi’s Performance, 1 for Music, 1 for film being shot so beautifully and good execution of simple story.
This way it’s 3/5 else it does not even deserves that much. Watch it at your own risk.