Sunday, July 7, 2013

Lootera (2013) Review: Strictly for film connoisseurs!

Vikramaditya Motwane lived with this script for years before it finally materialized into a film. It's a poetry in motion. There's already enough that's been said and written about the film. Small mouth, big talk but it's an artfully and impeccably woven tale of love and sacrifice that's sure to stir you.

Meeting Ranvir just before watching the film, I could never imagine him pulling off a sober, soft-spoken Varun Srivastava, who is starkly in contrast to the real-life playful Ranvir. Catch my interview with Ranvir and director Vikramaditya Motwane here. I could go on and on about how brilliant he is in every frame. Sometimes, it's just the sparkle in his eyes that does it, at other times, it's his voice that holds you hostage. You fight hard to believe it's the same 'binnessman' of Band Baaja Baraat.

Satyajit Ray once said, the beauty of films is to be able to communicate a thought or an emotion in as less words as possible. And Pakhi (Sonakshi Sinha) does that brilliantly. Everytime she draws the curtain to sneak a furtive look at Varun or just stands around him, you know what's on her mind. Her eyes say it all. Together both create magic on screen. Watch it, if only, for their performances!

This one's for all with dwindling faiths in the power of Hindi cinema. It genuinely and hearteningly commemorates its 100 years. I'm already looking forward to watching it again!

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