Casts : Ranveer Singh, Sonakshi Sinha, Vikrant Massey
Banner : Balaji Motion Pictures Ltd, Phantom Productions
Director : Vikramaditya Motwane
Producer : Ekta Kapoor, Anurag Kashyap, Vikramaditya Motwane, Vikas Bahl and Madhu Mantena
Writers : Vikramaditya Motwane
Music : Amit Trivedi
Release Date : 5th July 2013
Story line: Lootera movie is about the two lovers Varun (Ranveer Singh) and Pakhi (Sonakshi Sinha) who are forbidden by their parents to marry each other, therefore the two elope and get married.Soon enough, the marriage ends up in trouble and they get a divorce. 5 years later, the two meet again, and believe they still love each other. Then Varun realizes that Pakhi has a rare disease and will soon die, therefore Varun comes up with a plan to sacrifice his life to save Pakhi
.The year is 1953. A visiting archaeologist called Varun Shrivastav comes to the village of Manikpur in West Bengal to excavate the temple grounds of the local Zamindar. With knowledge and experience beyond his young demeanour, Varun greatly impresses the Zamindar and his family. Especially Pakhi, the Zamindar’s feisty and only daughter, who finds herself irrevocably drawn towards him. But Varun isn’t all he seems on the surface. And as the simmering attraction between him and Pakhi leads to a tender and deep love, he is forced to choose between her and his past. Making his choice, Varun disappears. Pakhi struggles to move on with her life, determined to forget him and their relationship. Until one day, when he returns under the most extraordinary circumstances. Inspired from O. Henry’s “The Last Leaf”, Lootera is the uplifting story of two lovers. Of heartbreak, betrayal… and ultimate redemption
Know more about the captain of the Ship, the director : Vikramaditya Motwane is an Indian Film Director who is majorly known for his debut directorial, world class movie ‘Udaan’. Vikramaditya has worked as a screenwriter for movies such as ‘Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal’ (2007) and ‘Dev D’ (2009).Motwane was born on 6th December 1976. Motwane is married to photographer Ishika Mohan. Motwane worked under Sanjay Leela Bhansali for a quite long time in ‘Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam’ (1999) and ‘Devdas’ (2002). He also directed songs in Anurag Kashyap’s film ‘Paanch ‘(2003) and choreographed in Deepa Mehta’s ‘Water’ (2005). Motwane’s debut directorial ‘Udaan’ (2010) released on 16th July 2010 under Anurag Kashyap films banner. It won seven Filmfare Awards including the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Movie. It was selected to compete in the ‘Uncertain Regard’ category at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival.
- Creative minds behind this movie are Anurag Kashyap and Ekta Kapoor who known for their path breaking stuff in recent time.
- Whole canvas looks great as director has assisted sanjay leela bhansali in past for Hum dil de chuke sanam and Devdas. Era of 1953 seems to be captured nicely.
- Sonakshi and Ranveer singh are looking great together on screen.
- Movie budget is on the higher side which means that at Box office movie has to do exceptional business for recovery and generating profits for producers and distributors.
- No big release is round the corner which means if movie has the potential, ground is open to do good business.
- Balaji Production house known for explicit film promotions which they did for this movie as well and it manage to create the buzz.
My Gut Feel and comments:
Consistency and persistence works to succeed and the director of the movie Vikramaditya Motwane has shown this in his filmography. His name is associated with quality work in the past which increase the anticipations of hitting the target yet another time. Box office success has never been a criteria for me as I have witnessed in the past with conventional directors when ever they made hit movies they fumbled badly in next ventures as they put lot of brain and less heart while making the movie. After rang de basanti Om prakash mehtra made Delhi 6, after gadar anil Sharma made The Hero: Love Story of a Spy and ab tumhare hawale vatan sathio.
Although the new lot of filmmakers are far more grounded and knows the importance of consistent hard work and they know that sine goer is intelligent enough to sense the good and a bad movie.
I am keeping my fingers crossed and want this movie to live up to the expectations and turned out to be a sensible entertainer with hard hitting love story with no conventional gisaa pitaa plot and typical performances. As I go by my gut feel I would give this movie 3.5 starts out of 5 , two days before the release.