Lootera is slow and boring despite rave reviews

Review of: Lootera
Movie:
Vikramaditya Motwane

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Rating:
2
On July 6, 2013
Last modified:July 6, 2013

Summary:

Lootera is not what it is being made out to be by the film-critics all over the internet. I found it slow and boring.

Lootera has got excellent reviews from seasoned critics. Everyone is praising its director Vikramaditya Motwane for having given us a nice romance movie based on O Henry’s classic tale ‘The Last Leaf’.

Some of the reviews describe it as the best film made this year. If you want to read raving reviews on Lootera, you can immediately go over here and here.

And it is difficult to differ when seasoned cine-buffs are going ga-ga over a film. But there is something called publicity, which is handled by experienced professionals.

I must say what I feel. And I feel that Lootera is not what it is being made out to be by the film-critics all over the internet. I found it slow and boring. There is very little romance in it and the movie has very little to offer as far as entertainment is concerned.

It keeps you waiting for the next captivating moment. It really is that slow.

Lootera has one shining grace, however. And that is Sonakshi Sinha’s mature acting. She will surprise you with her simple looks and intense emotions. She has certainly come a long way and is showing potential to flower into an adept actor.

Quite frankly, I was unimpressed with Ranveer Singh’s performance. Others are praising his subdued performance and understatement.

However, I found nothing noteworthy there. He has miles to go before he can carry a movie on his own shoulder.

I don’t care much about looks. It is the persona and the ability to look what you are supposed to look.

I liked Adil Hussain in the role of a police officer and Vikrant Massey as Ranveer’s friend more.

Lootera’s music is unimpressive, lyrics have no connection with the plot. Background score is just okay.

A still from Lootera by Vikramaditya Motwane

A still from Lootera by Vikramaditya Motwane

However, Mahendra Shetty’s camera work is impressive and he captures the beauty of scenic locations well.

I had liked Motwane’s Udaan. It was a nice movie.

However, I did not like Lootera, despite Sonakshi Sinha’s talented performance. And it may well be my fault.

Have you watched the movie? Do you differ with my perception? I would be happy to know from you why and how my perception is wrong.

Lootera is not what it is being made out to be by the film-critics all over the internet. I found it slow and boring.

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