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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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Pakhi Roy Chaudhary
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Soumitra Roy Chaudhary
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K. N. Singh
Vikrant Massey ...
Devdas
Dibyendu Bhattacharya
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A. K. Bajpai
Pratap Jaiswal
Shirin Guha ...
Devyani
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Shyama (Special Appearance)
Palan Kundu
Anirban Basu
Amit Saha
Dhruv Mookerji
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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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5 July 2013 (India)  »

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$314,958 (USA) (5 July 2013)

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$375,442 (USA) (5 July 2013)
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When Ranveer Singh read the film's script for the very first time, he wasn't sure if he could pull off the part. In fact, he even turned down the offer right away. It was on the director's insistence that Ranveer agreed to have another session of script reading. And as soon as Motwane was done telling the film's story to him, Ranveer was greatly impressed by it and found himself confident enough to get into the skin of the character. See more »

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Pakhi Roychoudhary: What if that leaf falls off...?
Varun Srivastav: It wont. I promise you...
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Version of O. Henry's Full House (1952) See more »

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Performed by Amit Trivedi
Music composed by Amit Trivedi
Song lyrics written by Amitabh Bhattacharya
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The Reason , Why I Love Romantic Movies.............
5 July 2013 | by (NEW DELHI) – See all my reviews

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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