Ananya BhattacharyaThere are films that leave such an impact on you that one wonders whether he/she should even write a review for it. Vikramaditya Motwane’s ‘Lootera’ is one such film. Calling it a film would probably be a deep injustice to it – it is nothing short of poetry on celluloid. ‘Lootera’ puts a dagger through the heart, makes it bleed profusely and then smears the elixir called love all over it.
Coming to the most beautiful part of the film – the cinematography – Mahendra J Shetty deserves a standing ovation. From the rural landscape of Bengal to the sun setting somewhere on the boundless fields to the pristine white snow in Dalhousie to the last leaf on Pakhi’s tree – every frame of ‘Lootera’ is a delight to the eyes. Without the DoP, a lot of the film would have been insipid.Amit Trivedi’s music is utterly charming and numbers like ‘Sawaar loon’, ‘Monta re’, ‘Shikayatein’ – each of the songs, to be precise, is lovely.However, there are those extremely overlook-able glitches and a few moments where the pace drops a bit, but the film is alive in the beauty of its silences.Four and a half from me for Vikramaditya Motwane’s ‘masterpiece’. And this one – to be honest, transcends even his hero’s one – the last leaf!
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