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Lootera (2013)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 5 July 2013 (India)
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An aristocrat's daughter falls in love with a visiting archaeologist, but he holds a secret that could drive them apart.

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O. Henry (short story "The Last Leaf"), Bhavani Iyer (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ranveer Singh ... Varun Shrivastav
Sonakshi Sinha ... Pakhi Roy Chaudhary
Barun Chanda ... Soumitra Roy Chaudhary
Adil Hussain ... K. N. Singh
Vikrant Massey ... Devdas
Dibyendu Bhattacharya Dibyendu Bhattacharya
Arif Zakaria ... A. K. Bajpai
Pratap Jaiswal Pratap Jaiswal
Shirin Guha Shirin Guha ... Devyani
Divya Dutta ... Shyama (Special Appearance)
Palan Kundu Palan Kundu
Anirban Basu Anirban Basu
Amit Saha Amit Saha
Dhruv Mookerji Dhruv Mookerji
Newton Newton
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Storyline

The year is 1953. A visiting archaeologist called Varun Shrivastav comes to the village of Manikpur in West Bengal to excavate the temple grounds of the local Zamindar. With knowledge and experience beyond his young demeanour, Varun greatly impresses the Zamindar and his family. Especially Pakhi, the Zamindar's feisty and only daughter, who finds herself irrevocably drawn towards him. But Varun isn't all he seems on the surface. And as the simmering attraction between him and Pakhi leads to a tender and deep love, he is forced to choose between her and his past. Making his choice, Varun disappears. Pakhi struggles to move on with her life, determined to forget him and their relationship. Until one day, when he returns under the most extraordinary circumstances. Inspired from O. Henry's "The Last Leaf", Lootera is the uplifting story of two lovers. Of heartbreak, betrayal... and ultimate redemption. Written by Lootera Film

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

5 July 2013 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Borfaşul See more »

Filming Locations:

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$314,958, 7 July 2013

Gross USA:

$581,813

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$789,671
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Dolby Digital EX

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Sonakshi Sinha has draped nine different sarees in the number "Sanwaar Loon". With each saree costing between Rs. 30,000 and Rs. 35,000, the total cost of her nine sarees is said to be about Rs. 3 Lakhs ($6000). See more »

Quotes

Varun Srivastav: In my life, everyone used me... Only you loved me...
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References Baazi (1951) See more »

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Manmarziyan
Vocals by Shilpa Rao, Amitabh Bhattacharya, Amit Trivedi
Music composed by Amit Trivedi
Song lyrics written by Amitabh Bhattacharya
(P) 2013 Super Cassettes Industries Ltd.
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The Reason , Why I Love Romantic Movies.............

First of all to begin with i would say that this is romance in its purest of form and Mr. Motwane did it again after his masterpiece Udaan .... form , execution , structure , text , dialogues , score and music works perfectly......... Chemistry between Ranveer and Sonakshi works on various levels and the poetic yet realistic treatment of subject and enigmatic approach towards matter gave the two perfectly written characters... First half is an amazing look into Indian history along with doomed romance which would have given birth to beautiful things but wasn't destined to prosper...... second half is the look into the consequences of the choices and is way too dark and realistic in comparison to the fairy-tale approach of first half........

Might be too 'different' for mainstream audiences , but this movie have one thing that most of the movies now a days from Bollywood lacks , Class....

if you want to witness sheer romance and meditate silence and feel the warmth and cinema is the medium that does this the best for you..... then Lootera is the thing for you.....

Anurag You Are Great!

Balaji thanks for backing up this classic timeless piece of work

And for Mr. Vikramaditya Motwane i would say.... keep Em coming man.....you are the future!


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