Synopsis: The year is 1953. A visiting archaeologist called Varun Shrivastav comes to the village of Manikpur in West Bengal to excavate the temple grounds of the local Zamindar. With knowledge and experience beyond his young demeanour, Varun greatly impresses the Zamindar and his family. Especially Pakhi, the Zamindar's feisty and only daughter, who finds herself irrevocably drawn towards him. But Varun isn't all he seems on the surface. And as the simmering attraction between him and Pakhi leads to a tender and deep love, he is forced to choose between her and his past. Making his choice, Varun disappears. Pakhi struggles to move on with her life, determined to forget him and their relationship. Until one day, when he returns under the most extraordinary circumstances. Inspired from O. Henry's "The Last Leaf", Lootera is the uplifting story of two lovers. Of heartbreak, betrayal... and ultimate redemption.
Genre: Drama, Romance
Production: Eros
  4 wins & 21 nominations.
136 min

You need to be a little careful.

The law will be

enforced any day now...

l am not selling my property,


Then form a Trust.

Even that takes time.

All the other landlords are doing it.




Where were you lost?

How long have you been up?

l have been up for ten minutes,

but you were staring into space,

moving the fan like a statue.

How are you feeling now?

l am feeling fine, thank you.

Did it hurt?

Did l ever tell you

the Bheel Raja story?


A long time ago, there lived the...

mighty Raja of the Bheel tribe.

Very powerful.

No one could ever harm him.

Everyone was afraid of him.

The English made many

attempts on his life.

They cut him with swords,

they slit him with a thousand arrows,

but he just wouldn't die.

Then they heard that the Raja...

confined his 'life' in a parrot.

But there were a thousand

parrots in the forest.

Which one would it be?

Then they sent a spy.

A beautiful one.

The Raja fell in love with her.

Married her.

One fine day she found 'the' parrot.

She got hold of it and...


Then he died.

Pakhi, you are my that parrot.

lf anything happens to you...

You know,

finally Manikpur has electricity.

l see. And how long

is it going to stay?


Stick to the left side.


We don't want to have an accident.

lf we get into an accident

then you were driving.

lf not then l was driving.

Watch out!

Watch out.


You will get me fired.

Watch out

Watch out

That motor...

What are you doing?


Doctor Uncle

Pakhi, you can go home.

He's alright. He'll be okay.




You almost killed

the poor motorcyclist.

You don't know how to drive.


Then who? Me?


''The springs came and went.''

''But l didn't experience

a single one.''

''My heart was drenched this time.''

''l wonder what you did?''

What's wrong?

The filament got damaged.


The thing that lights up.

lsn't that electricity?

The electricity lights the filament,

the filament lights up the bulb.

Oh, yes. l knew that.

So whatever it is,

lnstall it everywhere.

And give the bills to Majumdar.

You aren't being serious.

lf the Zamindari

Abolishment Act is passed..

..you will be left with nothing.

The Act won't be passed, Majumdar.

lt will.

There aren't any landlords

in government who will support you.

Why do our fathers keep arguing?

My father feels that Zamindar

uncle doesn't understand him

and Zamindar uncle feels

that my father keeps yakking.

l see. Yakking?


My name is Varun Srivastava

Where have you come from?

You stay here.

Babu, someone has come from Delhi.

From where?

Some 'English' place.

He is an archeologist.

Wants to excavate our temple site

He thinks there is an ancient

civilization buried underneath.


He's coming home for dinner tonight

Ask him yourself.

Varun Shrivastava.


Don't look back

The driver who drove into you,

his name is Babu Singh.


And what is your name?

Don't try to be smart,

because you are not.


Which one are you?

Mr. Srivastava


You are very punctual

This is my daughter, Pakhi

And Pakhi, he is that

gentleman l told you about.



She wants to be a writer

She's not bad.

She has written her

name on all my books.

Baba, l am good.

l am sure

So, Archaeologists.

l always thought they were old men.

Busy amidst the cobwebs

of archaic buildings.

l guess that's why the

name starts with 'Archaic'

Of course.

Where are you staying?

At the Circuit House.

Nearby the temple.

What happened to your head?

My motorcycle had

an accident with a car.

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Bhavani Iyer

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