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.
Writer:O. Henry (short story "The Last Leaf"), Bhavani Iyer (screenplay), Anurag Kashyap (dialogue), Vikramaditya Motwane (screenplay)
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Jan N (nl) wrote: I was flipping through the channels and landed on this movie. I thought at first it would be another stupid syfy channel home made movie, but this was actually pretty entertaining. This movie knows that it's crap and doesn't pretend to be anything else therefore no confusion exists about its intent.
Daniel P (ag) wrote: A beautifully subtle lead performance from Sylvie Testud truly gifts this unusual and enigmatic film that can be read a multitude of ways (undoubtedly depending on the viewers own spirituality and/or religious beliefs), even to the point where it becomes unclassifiable (drama, black comedy, satire).
Thomas B (kr) wrote: A painful but rewarding journey through a young teen's troubled life. Full review later.
Lee M (br) wrote: An imperfect picture that's alive every minute, a movie that perfectly captures the vibe of a person, a place, a time and a way of being, and even gets, indirectly and without a whiff of sanctimoniousness, to the heart of what being an American ought to mean.
Aleksandar J (nl) wrote: Tristohiljaditi rip-off Teksaskog masakra motornom pilom. Ja inace volim takve filmove, a i prije toga sam pogledao dvije vec pomenute katastrofe, tako da bi ovo moglo da se smatra i gledljivim filmom. Naravno, daleko je od jednog Wrong Turna ili Wolf Creeka, da i ne spominjem sam Teksaski masakr. Ali eto - u nedostatku neceg boljeg...
Suanne l (ca) wrote: another one of the great movies that lifetime has to offer
Tj F (de) wrote: You can say what you want about the frenzy of eclectic humour but the story line couldnt be better suited to some absolutely hilarious moments of orgasmic fun. This movie is bad...but its pretty good at it so it sits there amongst some of my favouite Trey and Matt moments.
Lee B (au) wrote: The cold war era, so many little movies around such, supposed paranoid subjects. This was one of the good ones because it doesn't play it as plain good guy-bad guy.But the mystery still comes up pretty flimsy. Aside from that, it's a pretty good movie. I like the conflicted William Hurt character and Dennehy's US Joe. Marvin was probably a stretch but, why not - it's Lee Marvin! More so, is there ever a time when a movie with a Russian setting doesn't look like a nuclear winter?
Melinda K (ru) wrote: decent movie, worth a watch....It's kinda odd to see Kiefer Sutherland playing the good guy