Lootcase Film Review: A Loop of Comedy?

Presenting the loop story, Lootcase, directed by Rajesh Krishnan revolves around a greedy Politician Patil (Gajraj Rao), a Gangster (Vijayraj Raaz), and the common man Nandan Kumar (Kunal Khemu) who works at a printing press and toils day and night to meet the needs of the family.

Nandan’s life takes a turn when he finds a red bag filled with 2,000 notes amounting to 10 Crore rupees, accidentally on the street. His extreme efforts to hide the bag cover the upcoming scenes.

The movie starts with a voice-over that keeps the audience, a step ahead of what’s going to happen on the screen, but it quickly vanishes in thin air with the arrival of Nandan who starts addressing the red bag as Anand Petikar and enjoys the one-way communication with it.

Multiple plots move on and the hunt for the red bag remains the motive of the Gangster community and MLA Patil, who hires Inspector Kolte for the same while Nandan struggles to keep the money and the bag away from the reach of all. He is taunted by his wife (played by Rasika Duggal) for giving a major portion of his income to Beenu Didi (who never shows up on the screen).

The wheel of the red bag that was recovered by the Gangster community has no role to play once the bag is found. However, match-cut is effectively played throughout the whole film. The dialogues make you giggle. The best of all remaining the one where the Gangster asks Nandan- Bata tu kiska aadmi hai? To which Nandan replies- Mai Lata ka aadmi hun.

The film could have been better if it would have captured the opportunities that were missed in the process. On part of acting, each character has played their best. Vijay Raaz’s nat geo terminologies to deliver a lesson to his men is quite effectively played.

Ranvir Shorey has gained less screen time, but his flawless acting makes every second count. Gajraj’s threat-pouring dialogues with a tinge of sweetness are written impressively.

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