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By Abhishek Gurbani in Skkreen! - On

Vikramaditya Motwane’s second outing as a director is similar to a beautiful painting on the canvas like screen. The cameras have been used like paint brushes and Motwane has painted a rare jewel. It’s a brilliant execution of an otherwise predictable story. The length and tempo of the movie are in sync with the nature of the script which is partially adapted from O’ Henry’s The Last Leaf.

The mélange of Amit Trivedi’s music and Mahendra J. Shetty’s cinematography adds life to this picturesque feature. Amit Trivedi has time and again proved his worthiness as a top music director in the ‘Post Oscar Rahman era’ and his soundtrack is an asset to this film. Amitabh Bhattacharya’s lyrics make Ankahee and Mann Marziyaan playlist worthy. The background score is striking and suitable but the dialogues are generic. Vikramaditya Motwane’s execution is flawless and he has succeeded in projecting the emotions across without going overboard. He is one of those few new age directors who have managed to deliver a good product after their first release.

The duo of Ranveer Singh and Sonakshi Sinha have surprisingly stirred up some strong chemistry and charm that deserves brownie points. Ranveer Singh’s performance as Varun is as slick and sharp as his appearance in the film. He has shown signs of maturity and transition from his other newcomer-ish kind of previous attempts. Sonakshi Sinha as Pakhi is emotive and has done justice to the character of a pampered yet strong daughter of a Zamindar. She can qualify as a competent actress courtesy this portrayal. Barun Chanda as the Zamindar is fantastic. Adil Hussain as Inspector KN Singh continues his successful and critically acclaimed record. Vikrant Massey provides the slight amount of wit as Varun’s friend.

Lootera is a predictable yet beautiful love story that works majorly because of its visual appeal and execution.

Abhishek Gurbani

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