‘Lootera’ is a Hindi period romantic movie which is directed by Vikramaditya Motwane and is released today on 5th July all over the nation. However a number of previews were held for the family and friends of the team of ‘Lootera’ for almost a week. The previews received very good feedback from Bollywood fraternity. The lead casts of movie are played by Ranveer Singh and Sonakshi Sinha. They were very happy with the preview feedbacks. The movie is based on the story ‘The Last Leaf’ by O Henry. The film is jointly produced by Shobha Kapoor, Ekta Kapoor, Anurag Kashyap and Vikas Bahl.
The plot of the movie is that Varun (Ranveer Singh) a young archeologist comes to a village for excavation of temple ground. His wisdom and knowledge helps him in gaining confidence of Zamindaar and his only daughter Pakhi (Sonakshi Sinha). Pakhi finds her getting attracted to Varun and finally falls for him only to find later that Varun is actually a thief. Varun and Pakhi separate and meet after many years and realize that they both loved each other. Varun finds that Pakhi has a serious illness and would not survive. He tries to save her life by sacrificing his own life. Does he get successful? Is Pakhi saved? To know more, watch ‘Lootera’ at the nearest theatre.
The film has received positive responses and this is working in favor of the business of the movie. Critics have applauded the movie and have been appreciative of the 50’s look that the film maker has created. This was a challenge to create old look with so much modernization.
Sibal Chatterjee (NDTV) said, “Lootera is a Bollywood miracle – a rare Mumbai film that is mounted on a lavish scale and yet dares not to play by the established norms of the marketplace.”
Film critic Raja Sen wrote, "Lootera is a gorgeous, gorgeous film, one that uses its period setting affectionately, with loving detail, and not exploitatively, as our cinema is wont to do. This is a film worth the grandest of larceny. The script is clearly one he (Motwane) believes in, and the film is resultantly free of false-notes."
Sanjukta Sharma also said, “It may be a couple of notches short of a masterpiece, but Lootera is the kind of film you will remember long after watching it. Don’t miss it.”Another critic Deepanjana offered a different view. She said, “Lootera fumbles as a love story and without this pivot, Pakhi and Varun’s story wobbles awkwardly. For instance, you have to wonder how loving a relationship is when a woman learns the man she loves has been shot, but doesn’t ask him anything about his injury.”