17 May, 2021


Has just the right construct of a classic but stops short of becoming one. And that’s such a loss—there, yet not quite


Starring: Sonakshi Sinha, Ranveer Singh, Barun Chanda, Vikrant Massey, Adil Hussain, Divya Dutta
Directed by Vikramaditya Motwane

A stranger who comes from nowhere to steal your heart, a raging passion, betrayals and deceptions, regrets and disappointment, dejection spilling over to turn into near-hatred and the redemption and eventual understanding and acceptance of the impossibility of togetherness. The passage of lovers in Lootera took me back to a similar journey that Dev Anand and Geeta Bali went on in Guru Dutt’s Jaal. Rather, it made me long for it, and for its intens­ity, passion and fervour. The supposed aches, pains and melancholia of lovers remain contained and implied in Lootera, their relationship...

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