Released in July 2013, Lootera starred Sonakshi Sinha and Ranveer Singh
Vikramaditya Motwane’s Lootera, starring Sonakshi Sinha and Ranveer Singh, completes 10 years
When Lootera released in July 2013, it became an instant hit - not just because of the film’s melodious songs, but also for its stirring narrative taking the audience back to a bygone era and some sparkling performances by the lead cast. Celebrated filmmaker Vikramaditya Motwane’s second directorial venture Lootera is a period romantic drama film, starring Sonakshi Sinha and Ranveer Singh. A decade later, the director remembers the making of the movie by posting a blurry picture and a heartfelt note that he shared on social media.
Taking to his Instagram page, Vikramaditya - whose recent period drama series for Amazon Prime Video, Jubilee, was widely appreciated by the audience and critics alike - wrote: “The memories might blur with time but they will never fade way. We will always cherish them and know that something very special happened back then. 10 years of Lootera ♥️”.
The story of Lootera was from the 1950s, set against the backdrop of the Zamindari Abolition Act in the newly independent India. The narrative centred around a young con man (Varun Srivastava aka Vijay Tripathi, played by Ranveer), who posed as an archaeologist, and the daughter of a Bengali zamindar (Pakhi Roy Chaudhary, essayed by Sonakshi). The film also featured Barun Chanda, Vikrant Massey, Arif Zakaria, Adil Hussain, Divya Dutta and Shirin Guha in key roles.
The film’s tracks were a big hit - particularly Sawaar Loon (sung by Monali Thakur), Ankahee (sung by Benny Dayal) and Zinda (sung by Amit Trivedi). The music and background score for Lootera was composed by Amit, while the lyrics were written by Amitabh Bhattacharya. The movie was produced by Shobha Kapoor, Ekta Kapoor, Anurag Kashyap and Vikas Bahl.