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From the first time I watched the trailer, I thought of the George Clooney film The American. Lootera no doubt has been marketed gorgeously and the pair of Sonakshi Sinha and Ranveer Singh is equally handsome. Director Vikramaditya Motwane started his career with the award winning film Udaan and with Lootera he has shown that success can be repeated. His style of silent shots, simple scenery, small talk will continue to win him not only critical but commercial success. The tea spilling drink where Ranveer narrates how the accident happens and Sonali pours the tea on his hand, the injection scene during a drive and how Ranveer saves Sonakshi and so many others are subtle reminders of how sometimes a simple act can make a major impact.

Udaan (2010 film)

Udaan (2010 film) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The film revolves around a thief and a love story, a love he can not have, a love she can not forget, a lover he can not be, a lover she can not stand. Only nature is their refuge, her words, his charm and their tragedy. Based on the book “The Last Leaf” by O Henry, director Vikramaditya has made a beautiful film.

The music of the film, completes it just like leaves can’t grown without a tree, just like that Lootera gets its life from the brilliance of Music Director Amit Trivedi. The song Zinda is a winner, while Manmarziyaan is another one and also Sawaar Loon will go down as one of the best songs ever.

Sonakshi Sinha is the show stealer and reminds you of actress Kajol. As Pakhi, Sonakshi retains maturity yet complete naivety when she falls in love. In fact I believe she had more lines than Ranveer Singh. Ranveer on his part as Varun, is slightly similar to his role of Ricky Bahl in the film Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl, only the surroundings are different. His shining moment is actually none, Sonakshi takes over.

The scenes between Pakhi and Varun over learning how to paint, and her father looking up to her as she is dressed to be engaged, the opening when there is a play going on and then her father narrates the story of the parrot to her, all lovely scenes.Don’t miss this one, beautiful, poetic and yes romantic.