Loot Hindi Movie

Feature Film | 2011 | Comedy
Loot robs you off your sanity.
Nov 4, 2011 By Mansha Rastogi

So the team of Hindi film industry's old times Govinda, Suneil Shetty and Jaaved Jaafery come together for a film as hackneyed and tripe as themselves. Produced by Suneil Shetty himself, Loot has the three coming together in an attempted comedy directed by debutant filmmaker Rajnish Raj Thakur. Whether the comedy tickles people's funny bones or not remains to be seen.

Loot revolves around four characters Pandit (Govinda), Akbar (Jaaved Jaafery), Builder (Suniel Shetty) and Wilson (Mahaakshay Chakraborthy). All happen to be small time robbers and cons and are called together to execute a big heist planned by Batlivala (Dalip Tahil). The four are set out to Pataya to pull off a robbery of jewels. But expect the bumbling thieves to fill their plans with errors and they never fail you.

A shoddy rip off of Hollywood flick Crime Spree, Loot clearly has a very jaded feel to it. Not only has the film been in the pipelines since a very long time (easily noticeable from Mahaakshay's hefty appearance), even the filmmaking sensibilities are very trite.

One can easily point out that there have been no efforts on writing the script or the screenplay as the film is a scene by scene lift off. However, it wouldn't be wrong for one to expect at least some amount of execution put behind this copied copy too. But debutant filmmaker beats you even at that.

The entire film is mired by tawdry situations, tacky production values and aching dialogues. So much so that you feel like storming out of the theater. Almost 80 per cent of the dialogues rhyme for no rhyme or reason making you wonder if the characters on screen are trying to play antakshri.

Govinda, Suneil Shetty and Jaaved Jaafery put together could make up for a very good comedy as one cannot doubt their comic timing. If only the filmmaker could tap that.

Mahaakshay is a complete disaster and is one of the sort points of the film. Shweta Bhardwaj barely has scenes in the film. Ravi Kissen's plot is completely wasted and he only reminds you of the painful film Chitkabrey.

Mika and Kim Sharma yet again are wasted, not that Mika as an actor could be tapped better. The biggest waste of a resource is of Mahesh Manjrekar. An actor of his caliber could really do wonders in the film but sadly gets reduced to doing his hackneyed act of his earlier times.

Rakhi Sawant's item number comes right towards the end credits and by then you are already out of the theater running for your lives. Mika's promotional track doesn't exist in the film while Music overall is best avoided.

On the whole, Loot robs you off your sanity. Watch it at your own risk.

Mansha Rastogi