I must confess to begin with that I have a thing for Period films. If correctly done this is one genre which has the power to take my breath away. Lootera, the period drama by Vikramaditya Motwane works in parts for me. While the picturesque first half is refreshing and lovely the 2nd half seemed a little out of sync. Normally sandwiched stories never work for me as I strongly believe that a love story and a thriller can not be weaved together into one. While the story ( adaptation of O'Henry's short story The Last Leaf) is a touch predictable, all it needed is some matured performances from the lead.
Now despite everything I have just said, Lootera is a commendable effort by Mr Motwane. He has created some poetic moments in this story which is so heart warming and I loved the last 10 minutes which to me is the best part in the film.The music is brilliantly done and cinematography is really breathtaking. The direction is matured and hats off to Motwane for not Bollywoodising the story. It is truly a vintage love story better than anything I have seen in a while from Bollywood,only thing I wish it had a little more heart in the lovestory.