Story of Movie Lootera

Lootera, is a 2013 Indian period romantic drama film directed by Vikramaditya Motwane and partly based on author O. Henry’s 1907 short story The Last Leaf. It is the second film directed by Motwane after his critically acclaimed film Udaan. Set in the era of the 1950s, the film stars Ranveer Singh and Sonakshi Sinha in lead roles. The film’s producers are Shobha Kapoor, Ekta Kapoor, Anurag Kashyap and Vikas Bahl, the film features music and background score by Amit Trivedi with all song lyrics penned by Amitabh Bhattacharya and cinematography by Mahendra J. Shetty.

Story :

Lootera is inspired by O. Henry’s The Last Leaf. In the picturesque town of Manikpur, West Bengal in 1953, a landlord goes to watch a Chhau dance with his daughter, Pakhi Roy Chaudhary (Sonakshi Sinha), an aspiring writer. After Pakhi has an asthma attack from the ensuing excitement, she is rushed home and given medication. As she recuperates, her father comforts her and narrates the story of the invincible king whose soul resided inside a parrot, telling her that she is the parrot within whom his life resides.

One day, while learning to drive a car, Pakhi accidentally bumps into a motorcycle and mildly injures a handsome youth. A few days later, the same youth introduces himself to the landlord as Varun Shrivastav (Ranveer Singh), an archaeologist who wants to study the land surrounding the temple that the landlord owns. Over the next few weeks, Varun charms the landlord and his daughter with his knowledge and persona, and is invited, along with his assistant, to live at their home.

Soon, love brews between Varun and Pakhi as they bond over art and literature, and their love culminates into a passionate affair. Meanwhile, an act passed by the Indian government debars the power of landlords, causing tension in the Chaudhary household. The ancient artefacts the family owns must be sold, and Varun helps arrange the purchases.

As Varun’s stay comes to an end, he asks Pakhi’s father for her hand in marriage, and preparations of their wedding begin. Before the wedding, Varun’s uncle, who has raised him, arrives and discourages Varun from marriage, stating that Varun will only give Pakhi grief because of the danger of what he does for a living—people like them are not meant to fall in love and have normal lives. Varun is conflicted but agrees and makes his choice: he and his assistant flee that very night, along with all the valuables they stole from the landlord. On the wedding day, Varun is nowhere to be found, and it is discovered that the idols from the temple have been stolen and the currency notes from the purchase that Varun arranged of the family’s artifacts are all counterfeit.

A year later, a sick Pakhi is living all alone in Dalhousie. Her father has died and she has still not recovered from her heartbreak. When a police inspector asks her in helping him nab Varun, she refuses to do so, wanting only to forget him. Soon after, Varun and his friend turn up at Dalhousie for their next heist and stay at a lodge on Pakhi’s property. Things turn ugly when the police gets wind of their whereabouts and a chase ensues. After Varun accidentally kills his friend along with a constable, he seeks refuge in Pakhi’s house.

Although Pakhi does not turn him over to the police, she is nevertheless enraged and repels Varun’s comforting advances and explanation. In a letter, she explains to him that she is dying of tuberculosis and will die the day the last leaf falls from the wilting tree outside the window.

Varun plans his escape but refuses to go, and takes care of the ailing Pakhi instead. He confesses that he has regretted letting her go since the day he fled. Soon, Pakhi warms up to him and her faith remains intact when each day she finds one last leaf remaining on the tree.

Eventually, it is revealed that apart from taking care of Pakhi, Varun would also paint a leaf and tie it on a branch of the tree everyday so that she doesn’t give up hope, it was his masterpiece. In the end, as he is about to escape, Varun is shot down by the police while Pakhi realises the truth after she looks at the painted leaf closely, and smiles with tears in her eyes.

Story and Box Office Collection of Movie Ishaqzaade

Ishaqzaade is a 2012 romantic thriller film written and directed by Habib Faisal, and produced by Aditya Chopra under Yash Raj Films.The film story was written by Habib Faisal and produced Aditya Chopra, stars debutant Arjun Kapoor, and Parineeti Chopra in their first lead film. The official trailer was unveiled on 15 March 2012, whilst the film was released on 11 May 2012.

Story :

Ishaqzaade depicts the passionate love story of two defiant, rebellious individuals. The Chauhans and the Qureshis are two political families whose rivalry and mutual hatred for one another goes back generations. Parma (Arjun Kapoor) is a good-for-nothing local enforcer, grandson of the patriarch chauvinist, Grandfather Chauhan, who often takes digs at Parma for being the useless son of his widowed daughter-in-law. This makes Parma try to prove himself worthy. Zoya (Parineeti Chopra), a practising Muslim who offers Salat five times a day, is the trigger-happy, hot-tempered only daughter in a traditional Muslim house full of brothers, along with her parents. She desires to go into politics like her father, but this dream is constantly laughed at by her family.

When the local elections take place, Parma and Zoya’s canvassing efforts lead to a clash between them, which ends up with Parma being slapped across the face by Zoya. While Parma is enamored by Zoya’s fearlessness, Zoya is intrigued by his raw charm (including his inability to properly pronounce her name, instead calling her “joya” instead of the proper “Zoya”). They fall in love after an incident when Parma enters female bathroom to find Zoya and elope; Parma converts to Islam and changes his name to Pervez. After marriage, Parma and Zoya have sex in train, and Parma reveals that he tricked her into marrying him. He defiled her to take revenge against her clan and the humiliation she caused him by slapping him when he misbehaved with her. Zoya is left heartbroken and devastated as Parma joins his family in a celebration of “becoming a man”. Zoya invades to shoot Parma but is intercepted by his mother, Parvati, who urges her to calm down. In the heat of the moment, Grandfather Chauhan shoots Parma’s mother when she tries to defend her son and daughter-in-law from the bloodthirsty families. Parma realizes his mistake and protects Zoya from being murdered by his family.

Parma and Zoya go on the run from their murderous families and take refuge in a brothel. At first, Zoya is still furious with Parma for his deception and even believes that he was trying to sell her to the brothel. She attacks him with a piece of broken glass, cutting his arms badly. The brothel Madame allows them to stay while Parma recovers and Zoya begrudgingly nurses him. He asks her for forgiveness and though she refuses to grant it, showing that she still loves him through little actions of affection. However, their mutual grief soon brings them together, giving their love a second chance. The two renew their marriage vows in a proper ceremony at the brothel. Zoya decides to try reconciling with her family, and takes Parma to her home to win over her father. They are instead met with hostility and gunshots when Zoya’s father puts a gun to her head, threatening to kill his own daughter.

The couple flee as Zoya’s father sends his men after them. Zoya and Parma prepare to run away to Jaipur, but when Parma leaves the safety of the bus to get water, their pursuers spot him and seize Zoya. She breaks free as Parma furiously fights to save her. They are reunited briefly, but quickly are found by Parma’s former friends and run to the college, closed for Eid. The two rival families decide that Parma and Zoya’s marriage is a stab to their respective religious communities and political careers; they decide to kill the lovebirds by joining forces.

Parma and Zoya take refuge on a terrace, engaging in a gunfire battle. With only a few bullets left, Zoya realises that they are outnumbered. She asks Parma to shoot her so that their love can win and they can die in the victory of their love, rather than be riddled with bullets by their own families, and allow hatred to win. The two shoot each other in the abdomen willingly and die in each other’s arms, smiling. The goons check if they are dead and go inform the two families, who leave satisfied. The movie ends with Parma and Zoya’s bodies lying on the terrace, and an on-screen message that explains how thousands of lovers like them are killed every year only because of falling in love outside their caste and/or religion.

Box Office :

shaqzaade had a good opening, with an occupancy of 70–90% in theatersand went on to collect ₹45.4 million (US$670,000) nett in its first day,₹51.5 million (US$760,000) on its 2nd day and ₹62.2 million (US$920,000) on its third day. The movie collected ₹159 million (US$2.3 million) nett in its first weekend and ₹257 million (US$3.8 million) nett in its first week. It broke the record of Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na for the highest first weekend and first week collections for a Hindi non-starcast film in India. The movie had a good second weekend and collected ₹73.8 million (US$1.1 million) nett. The movie had a good second week, collecting ₹125 million (US$1.8 million) nett. The movie had a strong third weekend and went on to collect ₹43.4 million (US$640,000) nett. The movie collected ₹75.5 million (US$1.1 million) nett in its third week and thus declared a “hit” grosser. The film had lifetime collections of Rs. 47.50 crore in India.