New Delhi: Vikramaditya Motwane had stunned the critics with his poignant coming of age story 'Udaan'. The director's second film. 'Lootera' has already garnered good feedback from people within the film industry.
Set in the 1950s, the film narrates the story of Varun Shrivastav (Ranveer Singh) and Pakhi(Sonakshi Sinha). Varun enters Pakhi's life, falls in love with her and betrays her and vanishes. Only to come back in her life years later.
Ranveer and Sonakshi, both known for their commercial films have stepped out of their comfort zone to play a part in this period love story. Both of them have tasted success with their first films. In fact Sonakshi has been associated with some blockbuster films in the recent past.
'Lootera' also has brought together two very different people, in terms of the kind of cinema they make, together. Ekta Kapoor and Anurag Kashyap along with Vikas Behl join hands to produce this film which has parts based on O Henry's story 'The Last Leaf'.
Expectations from the film are high as many big names of the film industry are associated with the project. Will it match up to everyone's expectations? Will a period love story be able to set the cash register ringing? Shomini Sen of IBNlive.com was inside the theatre to find that out.
9:57 AM: We've just been hearing good things about #Lootera. Huge expectations from Vikramaditya Motwane's second film.
10:09 AM: Sonakshi will be seen in a different avatar. #Lootera
10:11 AM: Bengali folk theatre, Jatra in the first scene of #Lootera. Nice.
10:27 AM: So good to see TV actor Vikrant Massey in the film. The actor is quite a natural. #Lootera
10:38 AM: Sonakshi Sinha is looking absolutely breathtaking in every frame of #Lootera
10:46 AM: So refreshing to see Ranveer Singh play a subtle character. #Lootera
10:56 AM: A bit of history in the narrative. How the Zamindari system came to an end post 1947 in India. #Lootera
11:13 AM: In a scene right before the interval, four key characters have no dialogues, but only have contrasting expressions. Brilliant! #Lootera
11:19 AM: First half of #Lootera is all about stolen glances, subtle moments. They've got a few things a bit wrong but still very engaging narrative.
11:26 AM: Mahendra J Shetty has captured bengal country side in all its glory. Beautiful. #Lootera
11:44 AM: Aah! The amazing Adil Hussain is just perfect as Police officer KN Singh. #Lootera
12:02 PM: #Lootera doesn't have too many dialogues. Yet, the characters manage to take the story forward.
12:15 PM: A major portion of the film is based on O Henry's 'The Last Leaf.' But not entirely. #Lootera
12:30 PM: Who would have thought the stars who hve featured in films like Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl n Rowdy Rathore can deliver such performances #Lootera
12:32 PM: Credit goes to Vikramaditya Motwane to be brave enough to cast two extremely commercial actors in #Lootera
12:33 PM: Unlike other films, its the second half of #Lootera that grips you.
12:35 PM: Its tough to decide whose performance is the best- Sonakshi or Ranveer. The 2 actors amaze you with their superlative performance. #Lootera
12:36 PM: #Lootera will make you smile and cry at the same sweet. Poignant story of love, betrayal and redemption.
12:37 PM: Watch it for the beautiful landscapes of Bengal, for Amit Trivedi's music and the great set of actors. #Lootera
12:38 PM: Thanks for being with us throughout the review of #Lootera.