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Monday, July 8, 2013

Lootera Review

Lootera  Rating: 3.67/5

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Ratings:4/5 Review By: Rajeev Masand Site:CNN IBN (IBNLive)
And yet, it isn't so much the film's story, but in its telling that Motwane woos you. At the heart of this film is a young couple faced with insurmountable odds. Moving without resorting to melodrama, 'Lootera' is bittersweet in the end. Formerly an assistant to Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Motwane reveals the same command over technique, and a similar love for sweeping visuals. But unlike Bhansali's recent films, Motwane never distracts you with his tapestry. I'm going with four of five for 'Lootera'. Drop whatever else you're doing, and soak in this love saga.
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Ratings:4/5 Review By: Taran Adarsh Site:BollywoodHungama
 Penned with utmost sensitivity and crafted delicately and thoughtfully, the film is akin to a beautiful painting on celluloid! LOOTERA bears the look of a classic. The visuals, the shade palette, the objet d'art, the milieu, the apparel... even the way the characters communicate at an unhurried, easygoing pace and share emotions takes you back to the bygone era. On the whole, LOOTERA is an intrinsically earnest and profoundly heartwarming story that stays in your heart. An absolute must for those who love romantic films or are romantic at heart. This one's a cinematic gem!
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Ratings:4/5 Review By: Meena Iyer Site:Times Of India (TOI)
In his second outing, post-the critically acclaimed Udaan , 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 picture postcard. Sonakshi, Barun Chanda and Ranveer need special mention. However, be suitably warned; the old-world aura and the languid pace are not for the young and restless. Note: You may find this film boring if state-of-the-art, slow romance is not your idea of a movie outing
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Ratings:2.5/5 Review By: Karan Anshuman Site:Mumbai Mirror
As much as I'd like to reward Lootera for it's craft I firmly believe that films can only win you over with the ability to tell a story. And this is where Lootera falters. It allows you to drift away. And this is why Udaan, despite struggling on the technical front with its 16 mm camera and stark walls, will always be an exceptional and better film.
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Ratings:-- Review By: Komal Nahata Site:ETC
On the whole, Lootera is a beautifully made, brilliantly shot and wonderfully enacted love story which will be loved by the classes and evolved audience only. It is a painting on celluloid which will win a lot of critical acclaim and awards. It will not find favour with the masses and single-screen cinema audience which may even reject the film, mainly because it is excruciatingly slow.
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Ratings:5/5 Review By: Raja Sen Site:Rediff
Motwane's direction is so assured and confident that this scarcely feels like his second feature. The script is clearly one he believes in, and the film is resultantly free of false-notes. Even the few moments that feel like narrative missteps turn out to be masterstrokes. And, as exemplified by a breathtaking chase sequence that could result in any number of outcomes, Motwane sides with his story, not with any one of his characters. A film, then, about life, love and leaves. And in the end it comes down to the sort of snow-surrounded tree that you can draw even if you've always had trouble drawing leaves. Magnificent.
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Ratings:4/5 Review By: Saibal Chaterjee Site:NDTV
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. In short, Lootera is a Bollywood miracle – a rare Mumbai film that is mounted on a lavish scale and yet dares not to play by the established norms of the marketplace. Now the big question: will a film like Lootera work at the box office? The question is irrelevant. It wouldn’t matter, at least from the critical point of view. It would still be a magnificent film.
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Ratings:2.5/5 Review By: Shubhra Gupta Site:Indian Express
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. But I wish Singh had been freed up more. His slate is bland. Much of the first half of the film is too, being revved up by its background music. her Lootera should have had more heft. So should have the film. It has left me with some indelible scenes which are sheer poetry, but this is one of those films that I wanted to like much more than I did.
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Ratings:3.5/5 Review By: Daily Bhaskar Site:Dainik Bhaskar
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 than a typical Bollywood Masala film and creates an entirely new definition of entertainment stops right here. If an artistic cinema is what attracts you and you loved Motwani’s last film Udaan, you can’t afford to miss this one.
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Ratings:4/5 Review By: Mohar Basu Site:Koimoi
What’s Good: Meticulously detailed, gently woven, beautiful film that boasts of its overpowering performances. What’s Bad: Perhaps the calamity could be enhanced, but art films with its quality of minimalism works for it. Watch or Not?: Vikramaditya Motwane’s Lootera is sheer brilliance, poignancy and magic woven on celluloid. With a sinewy narrative and prodigious performances, especially from Sonakshi Sinha, this film can easily claim to be a plush masterpiece!
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Ratings:3/5 Review By: Sarita Tanwar Site:DNA
Director Vikramaditya doesn't dazzle you with great dialogues or attempt to impress with fifties' nostalgia. He is content just telling the story and bringing his old world characters to life. Lootera has all the right rhythms and it moves along without losing its conviction, and casting it's hypnotic spell. The fault, if you can call it that lies in the fact that the audience who've been fed on a steady diet of masala fare, will find this slow and tedious. This won't appeal to the fast food and romcom generation. It is a different beast. It is a nuanced movie that doesn't have the bite but it has the beauty that you will find appealing but you have to surrender yourself to it. You will like this movie if: You liked Raincoat.
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Ratings:-- Review By: Sneha May Francis Site:Emirates24by7
It’s raw. It’s understated. It’s intensely heart-wrenching. Vikramaditya Motwane’s poignant tale of deceit, betrayal, honour and love, takes us on a deeply emotional journey. It’s remarkable how one-film-old Motwane manages to create such an exquisite masterpiece without ever trying too hard. Vikramaditya Motwane’s ‘Lootera’ volatile love story is unlike what we’ve ever seen before Truly worth a standing ovation.
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  1. How the hell does Taran Adarsh does reviews so early

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    1. cause he doesn't. he just makes an educated guess.

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    2. No Dear. He has it all. Its just how much money he gets.

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    3. there are screenings held for critics, celebrities and other people who can help in PR hence tweets too come out before a film is released.

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  2. there was a special preview for Bollywood celebs on Wednesday night.

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    1. and what about ur reviews this time?

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    2. How often have you seen a meticulously detailed artistic movie appealing to a romantic genre. May be, not yet. If you wish to experience such a cinematic gym, welcome abound to the world of Lootera.

      Quite antithetical to their characters in previous movies, the lead cast dons an entirely different roles this time. Sonakshi is no longer our loud mouthed and pelvic thrusting blubbery lady and Ranveer is the poignant soul exercising restraint in all his mannerisms. Amidst all this, the two come out with flying colours in their performances and on-screen chemistry.

      Read my full review at www.vjmoviews.com

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  3. Lagta hai .. Paisa pahunch gaya Taran ke ghar :)

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    1. Sahi kaha dost , bahut badda mc hai TA

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  4. Its gonna be an awsm movie,i will watch it for sure. . . . . Guys do watch it,coming from UDAAN director

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  5. OMG RAJA SEN 5/5??????....ITNA AWSME HUA HAI MOVIE????...SACHME YAAR DEKHNA PADEGA

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  6. Raja sen is the biggest chutiya reviewer

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    1. True my friend. Gangs of Wasseypur was a splendid film and received superb ratings from everyone except raja ka band baaja. he gave 2.5 stars.

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  7. Very interesting note by TOI "You may find this film boring if state-of-the-art, slow romance is not your idea of a movie outing" . I suspect that this movie will get rave reviews but will be watched only by few

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  8. this movie will be like gangs of wasseypur.full of critical acclaim but no box office earning

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    1. yupz yaar u might be right.....bt GOW was being made at a small budget.....so it was a hit.....lets see how lootera fares on box office..........bt anything the case might be itni achhi review ke baad movie dekhna toh banta hai yaar...........

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  9. I wonder if critic like raja sen gives 5/5 lol..perfect Q-tiyapa hai ye toh!!!

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  10. RAJA SEN 5/5..looks lyk dekhna padega...btw main to waise bhi dekhta...coz of udaan..

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    1. Raja Sen is half mad he gives always weird reviews don't trust him wait for others

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  11. raja sen and taran both are big chutiyasi.loofers. i dont trust their reviews waiting for rajeev masand review.

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  12. eagerly!!!!!!! waiting for GAURAV RAI reviews...........

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    1. abe tu khud GAURAV to nhi hai... Ab itne saare reviews ke baad gaurav aake achaar daalega!

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  13. LOOTERA: old-school romance retold-redefined in the finest form of cinema!

    Move over instant love, experience intense love! Vikramaditya Motwane’s love saga LOOTERA is an old-school romance retold-redefined in the finest & superlative form of cinema. It’s pure, unadulterated and subtly mesmerizing in its each frame with an everlasting depth of emotions we naively have lost somewhere in today’s ‘where the hell are we going so fast’ way of life. So, it’s time to rediscover priceless moments of love, heartbreak, longing and redemption deep down within our ‘still very much alive’ hearts.

    A heartfelt story inspired by O. Henry’s THE LAST LEAF, smoothly & unhesitantly transports you in times of 1950’s where vintage cars, regal mansions and zameendars in fears of ‘soon to be taken care of’ by the government of India come involuntarily in picture, in any given scenario. Varun- a swindler disguised as an archaeologist enters into vivaciously alive Pakhi’s life only to fall in love but with no fortitude to pursue it further and returns back in his dark galore of crime after blatantly shattering Pakhi’s world. The fate brings them together again, now in the turmoil of more harsh emotions like retribution & redemption.

    With Mahendra Shetty’s charismatically painted-tainted-printed perfect picture frames, a thoroughly meticulous Art Direction, well-researched costume design, and spellbound performances that leave you speechless, this modern masterpiece is worth every penny you spend in the name of cinema. Sonakshi surprises you the most and come out as a winner all the way so does Ranveer. Great to find that the actor in question could really pull out in every situation he’s put into. Character artistes [Aadil Hussain as inspector K N Singh and the actor playing Pakhi’s Father] are also a reason to hold your interest intact while experiencing this picturesque & poetic journey of love.

    But this writing-work will never get its dues if I can’t have praises for the captain of ship Mr. Motwane. In his directorial debut UDAAN, we all might have missed his simply understated finesse of art & craft because of revelation that it came with such beautiful story with unheard unseen before emotions but this time with LOOTERA, he doesn’t leave any stone unturned, any effort undone that has even a bare minimum chance to doubt on the filmmaker’s sense, sensibility and sensitivity. If UDAAN pronounced him Bollywood’s one of the finest storyteller, LOOTERA crowns him as the most evolved filmmaker, to my surprise in his only second venture.

    Having stated that, I can not miss my warning that if you like to visit Cinemas only for a full-on entertainers having slapstick comedies, popular item numbers and nonsense action, this is strictly not yours type. It takes its time to grow on you, like love does in most cases and also it doesn’t always speak in words but emotions flow all over on this grand canvas of cinematic excellence. Experience it…[4/5].


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    1. Gaurav, I love slapstick comedies, Dabangg kind of actions and full of entertainment movies. But that doesn't meam that I don't like these kind of cinema. After watching it all I can say that its a poetry on celluloid.

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    2. bro, that's why I mentioned 'only' in that particular sentence. I know there are many many who love all kinds of cinema, but that warning things need to be there because some will only look for the stars i gave. i knw you'll understand :) thanks anyways!

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    3. Oh yes, got it :P
      Thanks :)
      By the way I like your reviews. Keep up the good work :)

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    4. gaurav u r the best
      i am ur huge fan for ur reviews
      keeep going ji

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    5. How often have you seen a meticulously detailed artistic movie appealing to a romantic genre. May be, not yet. If you wish to experience such a cinematic gym, welcome abound to the world of Lootera.

      Quite antithetical to their characters in previous movies, the lead cast dons an entirely different roles this time. Sonakshi is no longer our loud mouthed and pelvic thrusting blubbery lady and Ranveer is the poignant soul exercising restraint in all his mannerisms. Amidst all this, the two come out with flying colours in their performances and on-screen chemistry.

      Read my full review at www.vjmoviews.com

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    6. Love your reviews Mr Gaurav Rai... My views about a movie is almost the same as of yours..only thing is that I dont have the ability to express it as beautifully as you are doing.... Cheers !!

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    7. thank u mayank & mansoor! glad you liked my views. keep posting your comments...

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  14. Masterpiece of bollywood....

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  15. its a dum movie dont watch it waste of time and money
    ypd 2 is far better than thz

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  16. admin can you please take out indian express review of lootera because she is a new reviewer, there is a another reviewer reviewing it in indian express so you can put

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    1. Shubhra Gupta is not a new reviewer and she is amongst most respected reviewers in Bollywood.

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  17. Haan dalega achaar...tera kya ja rha hai bey...

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  18. Awsum heart touching Movie...climax is just tremendous...love u "LooTERA"

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  19. Legendrical movie...!! Awesome,superb,magical,romantic,thrilling,heart touchng Movie It is..
    Generaly this mve would loved by the audience Who love romantic films...This type of movies should b appreciated...perhaps it has been done..it is being appreciated from the day when it was premiered...I wanna say lootera team that "don't bother about box office collections" It doesn't make a value...director(vikram), ranvir , sonakshi dil jeet liya yar...5/5 standing ovation for u people.

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  20. Please keep such masterpieces at home , not in movie halls.
    People will give their verdict in 3 days . It seems all critics are payed very well.


    http://howzdmovie.blogspot.in/

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  21. this supposed master piece is extremely slow and an awful boring movie. Warning: Only for intellectual snobs others please stay away.

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  22. Boooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooorrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrriiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggg!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  23. best review by Komal Nahta

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  24. RAJA 5/5 ???? are you kidding me ??

    ab to dekhna bantaa he :)

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  25. Sure looks like critics are paid well so as to attract audience in the first weekend. But the verdict will be out by word of mouth ! You can fool some people for sometime not all the people all the time. Lootera (e) public ko loot nahi sakte. Yeh public had yeh saab jaanti hai !

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  26. waste movie i dont know why people like thz kind of movies waste of money and time
    its super flop and bakwaas movie m
    my review 1/5 very bad
    himmatwala is better than thz

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  27. bekar muvi..watched POLICEGIRI soon after this..itz even better than singham..love it..complete entertainer..NOT LOOTERA..POLICEGIRI

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    1. agree with u himmatwala is best watch it other wise i will sucide please lootera is waste

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  28. This whole rating thing is such a farce. Lagaan the biggest blockbuster of its time which almost went for Oscars. Impeccably made film , complete entertainer for all age groups besides being very inspiring and giving out a social message as well regarding untouchability was rated the same as or lower than "Lootera" on what basis ???

    Lagaan Ratings:
    Ratings:3/5 Reviewer:Taran Adarsh Site:BollywoodHungama

    http://www.bollymoviereviewz.com/2001/06/lagaan-review-aamir-khan.html


    Give me a break guys. Clearly the producers have contacts with media they have used to their advantage.

    Where is the ethics to their profession gone ?

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  29. How often have you seen a meticulously detailed artistic movie appealing to a romantic genre. May be, not yet. If you wish to experience such a cinematic gym, welcome abound to the world of Lootera.

    Quite antithetical to their characters in previous movies, the lead cast dons an entirely different roles this time. Sonakshi is no longer our loud mouthed and pelvic thrusting blubbery lady and Ranveer is the poignant soul exercising restraint in all his mannerisms. Amidst all this, the two come out with flying colours in their performances and on-screen chemistry.

    Read my full review at www.vjmoviews.com

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  31. Boring movie. Please avoid watching the same.

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  32. THIS ANONYMOUS REVIEW IS FULL HAWA SO PLEASE GIVE YOUR OWN ANSWER NOT COPY OTHER

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  33. Yeppi, I have previewed the movie on my blog http://rajatnarulafilmpreview.blogspot.in/2013/07/lootera.html 2 days before the release and I am happy it come out exactly I perceived…

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  34. admin can you put sarit rays review of lootera on this as he is replacing anupama chopra for a month it is on hindustan times

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  35. Watchd...........good one........rating 3.3......inspired frm the famous short story THE LAST LEAF by O.HENRY........those who hvnt read this one wlll surely gv the movie a 4 star.....

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  36. This is not a movie,its cinema.Something we have forgotten,it is now a lost art in India

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  37. How come only times of India has given only 2.5.well this shows that she doesn't know to give review. Learn to judge well otherwise go find some fucking job.

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  38. These reviewers who are going gaga over this film, have starved for good cinema in this country for so long that if anything even remotely crafty comes along however pretentious it might be.. they all begin having literary orgasms. No matter how technically sound a film maybe, at the heart of it all is basic storytelling. Motwane is an able disciple of Bhansali... like his mentor's films.. this film is high on technical quotient but hollow on story and the telling of it. He hopes that all the technical bells and whistles will help the audience overlook the innumerable logical loopholes and the sluggish pace. If this film is benchmark for great cinema in this country... then be prepared for many more such sleeping pills.

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  39. POLICEGIRI REVIEW:

    From Gandhigiri to Policegiri.. It’s Sanju all the way
    VjMOVIEw: Simply Avoid

    Read movie review with funny comics at : http://www.vjmoviews.com/2013/07/policegiri-movie-review.html

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  40. umer quereshi(zoom review show)- 3 star

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  41. i see yesterday the movie lootera its not nice boring movie

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  42. Vikramaditya Motwane was highly acclaimed for his directorial debut Udaan. This week he moves on to a different genre and takes you back to the romantic times of 1950’s.

    Pakhi (Sonakshi Sinha) lives with her zamindar father in Bengal. Soon they are visited by an archaeologist named Varun (Ranveer Singh) who seeks an excavation on their land. Varun wins over their heart and desires to marry Pakhi but elopes on the wedding day. Pakhi’s father dies of a heart stroke. Soon after, Varun and Pakhi meet at Dallousie. What happens then?


    Lootera is made with a soft heart. The emotions are so true and genuine and that is the biggest usp of the film. The romantic sequences are mesmerizing. The cinematography is exceptional. The climax is heart winning.
    Though, Lootera may not be able to cheer up many faces because of its slow pace. The film may irritate the modern day audiences who seek a different form of entertainment.

    Ranveer Singh does a mature role and shows what he is capable of which is a very good sign for Indian cinema. Sonakshi Sinha finally gets a meaningful role and she enacts it beautifully. The chemistry of this leading pair is just superb. Vikrant Massey and Adil Hussain are good.

    Mind you, Lootera is not for everyone. The film is likely to get a mixed response of the audiences. You would need patience to watch this one and you might come out satisfied.

    Rating- 3/5

    Log on to www.rohitrupani.blogspot.in for more reviews

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  43. no one is saying this but for me, it looked like a very poor cousin of Fanaa...
    In Fanaa also this guy betrays her trust and turns out to be this bomber. He comes back to her and she is blind enough to notice that..He is the reason for her father 's death (Rishi Kapoor) and finally has the police behind him. Kajol shoots him and we go home

    In Lootera, this guy betrays her trust and turns out to be a robber. He comes back to her ass and she is sick enough to raise a hue and cry. He is the reason for her father's death (some Bong actor) and finally has the police behind him. The police shoots him, and we go home

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    1. wow vaibhav, you are so smart :)

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    2. if i not wrong, d reference to fanaa was also made in some vjmoviews. and actually movie sounding same to same fanaa.

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    3. whatever this film lacks more compared to motwane's earlier movie UDAAN.

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  44. In case of chewing gum few initial moments are tasty than just chew it...Lootera is REVERSE CHEWING GUM...it gave taste but in last..it will be better if it'd b half an hr movie

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  45. Lootera movie is time waste movie mere hubby ke paise barbad ho gye, this movie is to much boring sonakshi kiya ho gya yaar q flop movie kr rhe ho dear

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  46. A highly engaging first half and a somewhat tedious second half with a brilliantly crafted climax..... Lootera is a winner.
    Afer Udaan, Vikramaditya Motwane gives us yet another masterpiece painting, jo logon ko yaad rahegi!
    The movie's biggest asset is a bouquet of few of the most romantic scenes ever filmed in bollywood. Lootera doesn't care how other films of the same genre have depicted pure true love on screen; it has its own style..... that's what makes it special.
    The way the story moves, the film had to have a sad ending. But, a sad ending can also make u leave with a smiling face and with a ray of hope and happiness. This is what Lootera achieves at offering and in winning the hearts of the audience.
    Lootera has the pure charm of reading a novel. At times it may appear to be a bit too long and repetitive but in the end your heart is full of affection for both the lead characters.
    One of the finest bollywood romances; loopholes kept aside, Lootera is like a fresh gust of pure wind. If you have ever been in love, you will love the film. 8/10

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  47. i watched it today. koi kisise kitna pyaar kar sakta hai, dat is showned in dis muve

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  48. I really went to watch Lootera bcz rajeev masand gave it 4 ... its a super flop dont go nd waste money, ab rajeev masand mein no trust mujhe...

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    1. yaar plz aisa mat kar yaar, rajeev masand khudkhushi kar lega ye sunke...

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  49. total waste of money superflop

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  50. so many brainless Indians who like brainless movies.. lootera is a masterpiece for smart intellectual Indians...anyone who hated looters just proved how shallow their minds are

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