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.
Story in detail:
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.
As of now, I feel that Lootera is a film with depth and susbstance, but at times, too stretched and long. It is indeed a lovely film, but keeping in mind our Indian masala movie audience, we wonder what would be their take on this.
'Lootera' is a glorious film that works on the finer cinematic details whilst it unfolds. Great performances makes it all the more unmissable, a MUST watch.
A film, then, about life, love and leaves. And in the end it comes down to the sort of snow-surrounded tree that you can draw even if you've always had trouble drawing leaves. Magnificent.