Lootera (2013) Hindi Movie Review | 19 Critic Reviews | Ranveer Singh, Sonakshi Sinha

Lootera Postercast:

Ranveer Singh, Sonakshi Sinha, Vikrant Massey, Shirin Guha, Arif Zakaria, Adil Hussain, Prince Hayer


Vikramaditya Motwane

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Vikramaditya Motwane

Top Rated Bollywood Moviesscreenplay:

Vikramaditya Motwane,Bhavani Iyer


Anurag Kashyap


Mahendra Shetty


Amit Trivedi

produced by:

Vikas Bahl,Ekta Kapoor,Anurag Kashyap





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run time:
140 minutes

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Lootera Exclusive Posters/Wallpapers

Karan Johar Wants to work with 'Lootera' Director-Times of India
Ranveer Sigh's 'Lootera' look is inspired by James Dean and Dev Anand-Yahoo Movies
Sonakshi Sinha:Mother dint oppose to my intimate scenes in 'Lootera'-NDTV Background score of 'Lootera' copied?-India Today
Ranveer Singh: Dint accept 'Lootera' initially-Times of India  

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  •  Bollywood Hungama -Taran Adarsh Rating-8
Did you ever anticipate Vikramaditya Motwane to put together a period film with mainstream actors, after attempting the brilliant slice-of-life drama UDAAN? Nope, not me at least... But maverick film-makers, by and large, tend to drop a bombshell by opting for a contrasting theme

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  •  Times of India -Meena Iyer Rating-8
In his second outing, post-the critically acclaimed Udaan(2010), Motwane definitely shows an upward graph. He transports you to the '50s effortlessly with his vintage cars, opulent havelis, authentic costumes and terrific performances from his lead cast. Every frame is a

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  •  Now Running -Mansha Rastogi Rating-6
If you are social media savvy then you may have gauged by now the hype that's surrounding the release of Vikramaditya Motwane's second release Lootera. He debuted with a path-breaking film Udaan that went onto win multiple awards and after a coming of the age film

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  •  Daily Bhaskar - Rating-7
If you have gone ‘Ghanchakkar’ after being tortured with films like Himmatwala. Also, Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani and Student of the Year failed to impress you in spite of brilliant performance at the box office, Lootera is where your wait might end. Your search for a movie that is better

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  •  koimoi -Mohar Basu Rating-8
Based on O. Henry’s trenchant short story ‘The Last Leaf’, the plot is typical of Henry’s essential simplicity and existential dynamics. Beginning with a fable that later surface its relevance in entirety, the film plays on myriad hues of relationships and people! There is a genuine heartwarming

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  •  Indian Express -Shubra Gupta Rating-5
I should have watched Lootera backwards, because it finishes with an almost unbearable loveliness. The ache in the heart comes as a welcome relief, but a little too late. The journey towards the end is shot through with beauty, one painterly frame after another evoking admiration,

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  •  DNA -Sarita Tanvar Rating-6
Motwane does a wonderful job of letting the audience understand the nature of his characters -- the good and the bad. You feel the helplessness of the Zamindar's secretary about the impending doom about to destroy his employer. You feel the Zamindar's loss when he looks 

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  •  Deccan Chronicle -Khaled Mohamed Rating-6
That’s just one of the many delicate vignettes in director Vikramaditya Motwane’s 'Lootera', "inspired" as the end credits hurriedly mention, by O.Henry’s short story 'The Last Leaf'. Incidentally, it was earlier adapted for the episode, Kalakriti, of the TV series 'Kathasagar' 

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  •  One India -Nabanita Roy Rating-8
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 same magic again. The film Lootera that releases today, features Ranveer Singh and Sonakshi Sinha

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  •  IndiaGlitz -Vishal Verma Rating-8
A charming archaeologist Varun Shrivastav (Ranveer Singh) walks into the Haveli in Manikpur and enters into the heart of the local zamindar's lovely daughter Pakhi (Sonakshi Sinha).. Varun has come to excavate the temple grounds of the local Zamindar for some age old civilization 

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  •  That Faisal Saif -Faisal Saif Rating-6
Lootera is a film which brings you a unique casting and romantic pairing of Ranveer Singh and Sonakshi Sinha. This is also a film which takes you back in time and memories of lost love and emotions. Lootera is directed by Vikramaditya Motwane who earlier made Udaan

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  •  Bussiness of Cinema -Manish Gaekwad Rating-7
A seemingly bright young girl Pakhi (Sonakshi Sinha) fiddles with the switch of a newly installed tungsten bulb in her zamindar father’s well-maintained haveli, the inner courtyard of which is also lamp-lit for pujas, plays, and movie screenings. Her untrammelled delight in screwing up the bulb

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  •  Mumbai Mirror -Karan Anshuman Rating-5
An O Henry short story is the spark that ignites a cinematic interpretation that undoubtedly would leave even the celebrated writer dazzled, if unaffected. Director Vikramaditya Motawane has constructed an elaborate experiment of a film. A big-budget visual delight starring A-list actors,

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  •  Bollywood Life -Swetha Parande Rating-6
The story of Lootera is set in 1950s Manikpur in West Bengal. Pakhi (Sonakshi), a graceful yet playful zamindar‘s (Barun Chanda) daughter who is deprived of romance. Varun (Ranveer), an archaeologist who wants to dig up her family’s property and uses that as an excuse to stay with them.

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  •  Zee News -Ananya Bhattacharya Rating-9
Casting two actors who are known for anything but subtlety is a huge risk that the director had taken. And it pays off – every bit so. If Sonakshi has to her credit films like ‘Rowdy Rathore’, ‘Dabangg’ and ‘Son of Sardaar’ – each one of which is known for only its masala content, Ranveer

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  •  Times of India -Gaurav Malani Verdict-Good
Blame it to the giveaway title, but Lootera is a love story set on the backdrop of robbery. Nevertheless, romance always remains the mainstay with a subdued shade of mystery arising out of the burglary background. There isn't any conscious attempt to conceal the hints of an impending conspiracy read full review at times of india.


  • NDTV -Saibal Chatterjee Rating-8
An epic canvas, a quiet love story, a cops-and-robbers drama and an impressively sophisticated storytelling style: Lootera has all this and much more.Vikramaditya Motwane, who earned his spurs with the critically acclaimed Udaan in 2010, works here with a completely

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  •  Rediff -Raja Sen Rating-10
Those are four magic words, four words that promise us the world, adventure and romance and fantasy and drama. The starter's pistol to any fairytale, they offer up immediate escape: "a time" is never now, you see, and we're instantly whisked away from the humdrum of our everyday.

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  •  IBN Live -Rajeev Masand Rating-8
There is a lyrical quality to the couple's exchanges in 'Lootera'. Varun and Pakhi communicate with their eyes at the start, then their relationship deepens over shared dreams and long conversations. Pakhi confesses that she wants to be a writer, spinning stories in her Dalhousie home.

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Lootera (2013)
7.0 out of 10
based on
19 reviews.