Based in the year 1953, Pakhi (Sonakshi Sinha), a young and vulnerable looking girl lives with her father who is a Zamindar in an aristocratic world. In this tranquil existence enters an archaeologist, Varun (Ranveer Singh) seeking help from the Zamindar with a letter from the Archaeological Society of India.
With his remarkable knowledge of books and music, and expertise in his own field, Varun impresses the Zamindar, stealing his way into the life and heart of the family; especially Pakhi's. As love blossoms, Pakhi is drawn towards Varun's captivating reserve and easy-going charm.
Following a series of inevitable uncertainties and misunderstandings, she comes to terms with her feelings for Varun on the eve of his departure. She shares it with her father and Varun finds himself agreeing to marry Pakhi. But strange are the quirks of fate, queer the vicissitudes of misfortune. A shocking realization about Varun shatters Pakhi's life. She turns reclusive. Pakhi struggles to move on with her life, determined to forget him and their relationship. Until one day, he lands up at her doorstep under the most extraordinary circumstances. What happens next? How would Pakhi react to this?
Lootera is a heart-warming love story. Set in the 50s, the film effortlessly slips into the history and successfully creates an old-age romance saga, with some overpowering star performances.
Filmmaker Vikramaditya Motwane
Filmmaker Vikramaditya Motwane's last creation Udaan did manage to win many hearts across the nation, and now his latest movie Lootera seems to have all the ingredients to create the magic again.
But someone who has genuinely stunned us is none other than Sonakshi Sinha. The natural and divine looking Sinha breathes air into the character and excels as an actor in the flick.
From Band Bajaa Baaraat's 'Delhi ka launda act' to the calm, poised and sobre Varun, Ranveer Singh is an absolute stunner. He does a commendable job in the film and proves his versatility as an actor.
Lootera is a classic love story, with some incredible performances. This one is a must, must watch.