WATCH: Ranveer Singh and Sonakshi Sinha transform into Varun & Pakhi respectively as Lootera clocks 7 years

As Vikramaditya Motwane's Lootera clocks seven years, we take a look at Varun and Pakhi's quiet love story which won hearts back in 2013.
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The year 2013 treated movie buffs with a variety of films at the box office. From the super hit Queen and Bhaag Milkha Bhaag to humble dramas such as Kai Po Che to Raanjhanaa, the year was particularly a great one in terms of the content that was being produced. One such quiet love story which made a whole lot of noise at the cinemas was Vikramaditya Motwane's Lootera. Starring Ranveer Singh and Sonakshi Sinha, the film released on 5 July, 2013, and clocks seven years today. 

So, we decided to go back in time and revisit some videos of the actors and their characters on the film's seventh anniversary and see how did Varun Srivastava and Pakhi Roy Chaudhary actually come to life. Set in the 1950s, Lootera revolved around a conman played by Ranveer and a Bengali landlord's daughter named Pakhi played by Sonakshi. The film was a striking and visual delight and saw the actors dish out one of their finest performances to date. 

It would be a lie to say, that Lootera has not developed a fan following over the years. It has made more and more young people rediscover and fall in love with it. Based on O. Henry's 1907 short story The Last Leaf, Lootera pulled off an average performance at the box office but impressed critics in a big way.     

Sonakshi Sinha as Pakhi Roy Chaudhary

Sonakshi Sinha slipped into the character of Pakhi rather effortlessly. Donning sarees, jewellery and the unforgettable bindi, Sonakshi as Pakhi was convincing. While her character was a fun, spirited and yet shy at times, her performance in the latter part of the film as an ailing woman is etched in our minds rather vividly. Sonakshi had once said that playing Pakhi was one of her toughest roles since she had to showcase a character from an era she knew nothing about. However, director Vikramaditya Motwane trusted Sonakshi with the part as he thought she was perfect and confident. 

Take a look at Sonakshi's transformation into Pakhi below:     

Ranveer Singh as Varun Srivastava/Atmanand Tripathi 

Ranveer Singh was praised by many for playing such a complex character in Lootera such early on in his acting career. Ranveer was just two films old at the time and playing the character of Varun was not exactly a walk in the park. In fact, reports also say that he wasn't convinced with the script initially but eventually became confident of essaying the role of a conman. Both Ranveer and Sonakshi portrayed a chemistry that was fresh and relatable. With his slicked back hair and clean shaven look, Ranveer as Varun was a charming conman. The climax of the film was not just heartbreaking, but made the audiences eventually root for Pakhi and Varun. 

Take a look at Ranveer's transformation into Varun below:     

Lootera also starred a talented supporting cast such as Vikrant Massey, Divya Dutta and Adil Hussain among others. The film's music by Amit Trivedi and lyrics penned by Amitabh Bhattacharya are remembered to this day. We hope Vikramaditya Motwane keeps enthralling us with films like Lootera in future . 

What are your thoughts on Lootera? Let us know in the comments below. 

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Anonymous 3 months ago

#justiceforsushant

Anonymous 3 months ago

Sylvia Fiona S ( Tamil christian) is a brainless donkey.

Anonymous 3 months ago

Both of them were super good. Lootera rocks!

Anonymous 3 months ago

Inglorious stupids!

Anonymous 3 months ago

Wow kangana is back to comment it was the most critical acclaimed movie of 2013 by the way haha haters

Anonymous 3 months ago

Sushant would have done this role better. He was more intense than this sindhi wannabe. Your career has been made snatching a dead mans opportunities.

Anonymous 3 months ago

wonder who is trying to promote Sonakshi after her terrible fallout with the public

Anonymous 3 months ago

And 7 years later we all realize the cinematography was the only good thing about this film and not actually the acting Lmaoo we stay getting duped. Thank god this one failed at the box office

Anonymous 3 months ago

I don’t think it was a box office hit. So you keep your opinion to yourself because it won’t affect the millions who felt the same and I’ll keep mine to myself for the same reason. Don’t turn difference of opinion into hate or a fight.

Anonymous 3 months ago

Ranveer was ok. But I appreciated his effort. He looked the part but could not completely be the part. And that’s ok. I liked Ranveer in gully boy, bajirao befitted etc. he just seemed dull and somber but did not act the part.

Anonymous 3 months ago

Honestly Ranveer is good in over the top roles like bajirao, befikre etc. He was lackluster. Dull. Watch it again. I liked what he was trying to execute but do not think he did it and I am a ranveer fan.

Anonymous 3 months ago

Ranveer was ok. He does better with over the top roles. Not understated roles. That’s why he was good fully boy. But not so much in this movie where he have a lackluster performance.

Anonymous 3 months ago

Agreed that person is just being a hater

Anonymous 3 months ago

Ranveer was good and I am actually a Ranbir fan. Sonakshi was good too so do not try to take that away from them. Your one opinion among the billions who have watched the movie is not going to make a difference and it might not bother the actors, but it bothers me who sees it.

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