Typically, I don't really get into these kinda films, but Lootera persuaded me in few aspects with its exquisite outlook.
In the year 1953, an archaeologist named Varun (Ranveer Singh) encounters a Zamindar, with the purpose of examining few things around his village. In the interim, Varun excites the Zamindar and his daughter Pakhi (Sonakshi Sinha) with his superior taste in music and art. Pakhi, who was overwhelmed with Varun's behaviour and attitude proposes him for marriage, and Varun accedes her proposal. Nevertheless, the story hauls into another portion where we really know the reason behind Varun's visit and the actual plot of this dramatic thriller.
Performances in the movie were actually the back bone of the film. Sonakshi and Ranveer had done a pleasing job (probably the best in their careers). The chemistry worked out really well. A slight issue about Ranveer's delivery, nonetheless that can be corrected eventually.
The direction from Vikramaditya Motwane is quite impressive. His beautiful presentation with a fabulous stance is a must watch. But the screenplay seems dumb which is rather disinteresting at times. It moderately gives us the impression that its forcibly dragged to a certain extent due to the lack of storyline behind.
Cinematography from Mahendra J. Shetty is totally luminous, like they said the movie is a pure form of art which can only be fruitful if the camerawork is outstanding and Lootera hits the bull's eye in that specific aspect. The Kashmiri locations and whereabouts were beautifully shot which takes you to that squashy pliable cinematic experience.
Amit Trivedi had totally succeeded in liberating that fogyish impression in music which is utterly needed. Every song submerged into the situation easily. And 'Zinda' is quite overwhelming and was delivered well.
• The gorgeous second half (outlook, not the story)
• Music and BGM
• Slow paced screenplay
• Predictable first half until the actual twist
As a final point, Lootera is a sheer piece of art which can only enthuse the non-commercial audience. Vikramaditya's perception in delivering a retro romantic thriller must be appreciated. These kinda movies need to show up once in a while and if slow paced movies are your thing go give it a shot.
My Rating - 3/5
Grade - B (Worth a watch)
-By Surya Komal aka KM