Lootera ~ Review

Lootera is an epic romance story directed by Vikramaditya Motwane. Our Bollywood film reviewer, Faisal Saif provides the low-down on the story, performances, direction and music. Find out if it is one to watch or give a miss.


Lootera is a film which brings you a unique cast, and the romantic pairing of Ranveer Singh and Sonakshi Sinha. This is also a film which takes you back in time through memories of lost love and emotions.

Lootera is directed by Vikramaditya Motwane who’s prior film Udaan (2010) stood out as a path breaker. Lootera is about Varun (played by Ranveer Singh) who arrives into the life of Pakhi (played by Sonakshi Sinha) and spreads laughter, happiness and love.

Pakhi who was waiting for her death, now wants to live life to the fullest. She now has dreams. She now has a ray of hope. But one day, as destiny orders, Varun disappears suddenly.


A truth explodes and Pakhi’s father passes away with a stroke. Pakhi decides to move on with her life as she is back to her shattered emotions. Now she is also determined to forget Varun. She arrives in Dalhousie from Bengal.

But destiny has yet another surprise in store for her. Varun walks into her life again with many unsolved and unanswered mysteries.

The story of the film is good, but it's not new and unusual.
The film has some strong performances by Ranveer Singh and Sonakshi Sinha.
Vikramaditya Motwane is a very good Director. Somehow you feel you are watching a film which is an old wine in a new bottle.
The camera work and production values are amazing. The editing part is very weak overall.
The music of the film is good and goes with the flow of the film.
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Ranveer Singh performs an extremely complicated role this time with full confidence. He has done amazingly fantastic justice to this character.

Sonakshi Sinha rocks again on the silver screen. The charm and the beauty with the innocence of her character only draws you more towards her.

Divya Dutta is a wonderful talent without a doubt and she is incredible in Lootera. The other cast members also create a wonderful impact with their performances.

Director Vikramaditya Motwane chooses a script which has been told several times before. But what works here are the innocence of the characters which stands out truthfully on the screen while you watch them.

The director is successful enough to create the right packaging of an emotional romantic journey that stays in your heart.

On the music part, the film has good songs which go very well with the film. The production values and camera work are another treat to watch. The old Bengal has been re-created and the cinematography looks like a glossy painting on a canvas. The editing side is little weak in the film.

As I have already mentioned, Lootera might be a film that makes you think you have seen it many times. But the presentation of the film makes you believe this story to be new. Lootera is surely a film that makes you fall in love again with your partner. Do watch Lootera with your loved ones.

Faisal Saif is our Bollywood film reviewer and Journalist from B-Town. He has huge passion for everything Bollywood and adores its magic on and off screen. His motto is to "Stand unique and tell Bollywood Stories in a Different Way."