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Lootcase film evaluate: A bland comedy-drama

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Written by Shubhra Gupta
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Revealed: July 31, 2020 7:15:44 pm


Lootcase Lootcase is streaming on Disney Plus Hotstar.

Lootcase film solid: Kunal Kemmu, Rasika Dugal, Vijay Raaz, Ranvir Shorey, Gajraj Rao, Aakash Dabhade, Aryan Prajapati
Lootcase film director: Rajesh Krishnan
Lootcase film ranking: Two stars

A suitcase stuffed with loot, an everyday joe on the unfastened, and a bunch of artful hoods on the transfer: the weather that make up Lootcase are acquainted substances in movies which characteristic ill-gotten money falling into the unsuitable palms inflicting homicide and mayhem.

Printing press operator Nandan Kumar (Kemmu), getting back from a late-night shift, stumbles upon a stash of money, and makes off with it. After all, it’s rotten cash, and naturally, there are numerous claimants, none of them reliable. A nattily dressed criminal who’s a Nat-Geo fan (Raaz), a twinkly-eyed corrupt neta (Rao), and a pressed-upon cop (Shorey) begin sniffing on the path of the lacking suitcase, and enjoyable and video games ensue.

Really, scratch the final bit. Enjoyable and video games ought to have ensued. They do, and we smile to start with, however quickly we start tiring. The size of the movie begins weighing upon the plot, which begins stretching and flattening. A crisper plot and quicker tempo would have made Lootcase what it was aiming to be.

Accomplished properly, this type of movie could be a full-on entertainer. Certainly one of my favourites is the Hollywood traditional, Sting, which by no means will get previous. And Lootcase does strive: every character has been given some thought, their little foibles given a while to play out, and a clear, uncluttered palette. The ensemble solid is first-rate. Khemu makes you imagine in his working class man, first over the moon, after which wilting below the burden of the ‘dus khoka’ (ten crores). There’s additionally a pleasant strand that the movie picks up on: watch out what you want for, as a result of you could not know what to do with it, when you do get it. For those who’ve by no means had cash, you’ll by no means know how one can spend it like water, as Nandan discovers, a lot to his dismay.

We’ve seen Raaz on this avatar earlier than, although he’s normally scruffy and ruffianly. Right here he’s a greater class of hood, and a number of the parallels he attracts with the animals he likes to look at, are fairly humorous. Shorey, as all the time, is watchable. However lower than midway by way of, the plot loses steam, and we start shedding curiosity. The 2 who saved me with the movie had been Gajraj Rao, who employs a pleasant measure of smiley menace, and Rasika Dugal, as Lata, the spouse of Nandan, who brings attractive to ordinariness. It’s my perception that Dugal could possibly be draped in a sack, and he or she would nonetheless handle to glitter. That’s what this movie wanted rather more of; what we get, as a substitute, is blandness.

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