A very accomplished, beautiful film. At its centre is a captivating lead performance by Sonakshi Sinha
There are many uplifting, sigh-inducing moments in Vikramaditya Motwane’s Lootera. Some are part of scenes in which not much is happening. Take this one: The film’s protagonists, Pakhi (Sonakshi Sinha) and Varun (Ranveer Singh), are sitting by a tranquil lake. They are in a fictional hamlet in Bengal named Manikpur, where Varun is a visiting archaeologist, a guest of Pakhi’s father, the local zamindar. There are silences and whispers in their conversation. Faint croaking sounds scatter the air. There is no romance between them, only the promise of it. Even without great dialogues, this scene has a life of its own.