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  • Rony D'costa

    Rony D'costa

    Desimartini | Updated - March 17, 2014 6:53 AM IST
    3.4DM (3954 ratings)

    Verdict - in a world where the head rules the heart lootera takes us back to a time when love was all heart.

    LooteraWatch trailerRelease date : July 05, 2013

    "main usse badla nahi lena chahti, bas usse bhool jaana chahti hoon" says Pakhi ( Sonakshi Sinha) who is heartbroken after finding out a devastating truth about Varun ( Ranveer Singh). Varun walked into her life as an archaeologist intending to dig up the place around her house. he earns the trust of her father who is dealing with times when post independence in 1953 goverment announced the end of zamindari.but most importantly,he falls in love with Pakhi knowing it is forbidden fruit for him and Pakhi unabhasedly falls for him too. until, the truth surfaces.. Vikramaditya Motwane painstakingly creates the old world charm in the 1st half when falling love in was slow and almost silent. the lead pair talks in whispers and the filmmaker beautifies them using tools such as dazzling cinematogaphy (Mahendra Shetty) , splendid art direction ( Aditya Kanwar) and a background score ( Amit Trivedi) that is more in your face than a subtle underlay support to the screenplay. it is in the 2nd half that Motwane excels as a filmmaker when he explores the emotion of heartbreak and redemption when Varun resurfaces in Pakhi's life after a year. Sonakshi Sinha beautifully brings out the pain of dealing with the mixed emotions of anger and love at a point in her life when she is almost on the verge of giving up on living. this is the performance that can be called her debut as an actor. Ranveer also gets to show a diiferent side to his personality. surprisingly both the actors are able to hold the film on their own.something which i was wary of them pulling it off. music is one of the highlights of the film. with no lip sync songs it is a perfect accompainment to take the story forward. the picturization of zinda ( my favorite track from the album) is one of the best song picturization i have seen in recent times. Vikramaditya Motwane has taken a leap ahead in terms of craft from his debut film Udaan. this film is more about the storytelling than the story. i hope he gets more ambitious with his 3rd film. Hindi cinemas is in desperate need of such films and filmmakers.

    Word of mouth - in a world where the head rules the heart lootera takes us back to a time when love was all heart.

    Rating - *** /12 (Solid)

    Ticket meter - worth 250 bucks

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