Lootera is a 2013 film directed by Vikramaditya Motwane starring Ranveer Singh and Sonakshi Sinha. The film's genre is romantic drama and is partly based on "The Last Leaf" by O Henry. The film starts in the town of Manikpur in West Bengal and is set in 1953. Sonakshi Sinha plays the character of Pakhi Roy Chaudhary, who is the daughter of a zamindar in the town. Ranveer Singh plays the role of Varun Shrivastav. The film depicts how Varun charms Pakhi and her father with his looks and knowledge and slowly a love interest develops between the two.
Apart from the romantic aspect of the film, the story also shows Varun's treachery which leaves Pakhi heartbroken. The film has a good build for each part of the story and is very well shot. The story goes on to show how Varun and Pakhi meet a year later when their destinies cross and enfold the audience with a dramatic mood. The plot thickens when Varun has an encounter with the police and the drama unfolds more to depict what the reasons for Varun's treachery were.
The film was produced by Ekta Kapoor, Shobha Kapoor, Vikas Bahl and Anurag Kashyap. The music was composed by the talented music director Amit Trivedi. The film also owes its' excellent cinematography to Mahendra J. Shetty. The amazing lyrics for the film were written by Amitabh Bhattacharya. Lootera owes its combined brilliance to these professionals who have worked together to make a successful romantic drama.
The film was released on July 5th, 2013. It was marketed and distributed by Balaji Motion Pictures. It has a run time of 135 minutes. The film was well acclaimed by critics and also grossed humungous profits at the box office. Lootera has won many awards for its make.
The DVD of the film is available in Former Soviet Union, Mongolia, Africa, North Korea and the Indian subcontinent. The film is bound to entertain you. The DVD can be purchased from junglee.com at a very reasonable price.