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Sunday, July 7, 2013

Lootera- A Poetic Reprise!

The movie trailers hitched me right from the onset. I have always liked  Sonakshi Sinha, and with this movie she has cemented long lasting loyalty. 

The chemistry between Ranveer Singh and Sonakshi is just awesome. Both did justice to their character. The retro backdrop of post independence era, loss of zamindari, vintage cars, sophisticated bong girl studied at Shanti Niketan- it's so mesmerizing. Shift from one time frame to other is subtle and smooth.
A young man in the guise of an archaeologist comes to a small village, charms not only the daughter but zamindar too. Allowed to stay in Haveli and then begins the clandestine relationship between the protagonists. Simple script with no rushed dialogue delivery. Lad is struck with guilt and tries to stay away, but love is such an intense and wild force,  it draws you in off guard. When hero surrenders to the forces of love intervenes the obligations and he absconds.
Better watch the movie to know what happens next.
While watching movie I was lost in the world of Varun (Ranveer Singh) & Pakhi (Sonakshi Sinha) - felt their passion , their pains, their love agony. it was a heart wrenching experience for me. Second half of movie transports you to Dalhousie - a beautiful snowcapped hamlet with a damsel in distress.
Lootera is not a hit and run case! It is a powerful statement in its own way.  A fierce opponent to masala movies.  This movie by Vikramaditya Motwane and music by Amit Trivedi is going to stay in your hearts.
Number "sanwaar lun" sung by Monali Thakur is fantastic. "hawa kr jhonke aaj mausamon se ruth gaye...." beautiful lyrics by Amitabh Bhattacharya.
Another song 'monta re' sung by Swanand Kirkire and Amitabh Bhattacharya has appealing music
- it will sure make you smile.
"In silence there is eloquence. Stop weaving and see how the pattern improves"
-Rumi
Lootera is full of such beautiful silences. Go have a plunge!  :)