Lootcase (2020) Review – Baggage filled with Some Excellent Performances

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Lootcase follows Nandan Kumar played by Kunal Khemu is a lower-middle-class technician in a printing press. He lives with a self-righteous wife played by the amazing Rasika Dugal and their dear little son. One night while coming back from work he stumbles upon a suitcase filled with money, which in turn becomes a pot of heckler in his life!

As the plot thickens, it’s found that the money belongs to an MLA Patil, played by Gajraj Rao. And things just get even more entangled when two rival gangs get involved in the story. MLA Patil assigns the task to his trusted Inspector Kotle played by Ranvir Shorey of getting back his suitcase. What unfolds henceforth is a comedy of errors until it all falls down to the big climax.

There are plenty of laughs to be had in bits and pieces, majorly due to the good form of the actors. Even though the writing is patchy and a bit wobbly. There are parts that score genuine laughter but if one sees the story and the screenplay written by Rajesh Krishnan and Kapil Sawant, in a holistic pattern then it surely seems a bit stretched and predictable. There are a few scenes in the absence of which the film would have done just fine. But if one overlooks the clichés then the dialogues do provide a kind of freshness to the formation of the conversation between the characters, especially the ones between Nandan and Lata and also between Bala Rathor played by Vijay Raaz and his goons.

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Lootcase boasts of a talented cast, with Kunal Khemu portraying the role of Nandan Kumar with earnestness and a subtle genuinity. His conversations with dear wife Lata played by Rasika Duggal surely strike a chord that is definitely relatable – Especially the conversation where they draw an analogy between sex and Chinese food.

Vijay Raaz as always will make you hysteric as a Nat Geo obsessed gangster who relates every critical life situation with that of the animals.

Gajraj Rao is the eternal scene-stealer, a sweet-talking MLA, who intends every pun he makes and has mastered the art of wordplay. He is a treat to watch.

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Ranvir Shorey is as reliable as ever, delivering a dedicated performance as the corrupt police officer.

The director of Lootcase , Rajesh Krishnan has achieved in creating a light-hearted thriller comedy, exhibiting a sort of blithe personality. He does not shy away from making a philosophical comment about how materialism has enraptured us and truly become an unavoidable, inevitable sin.

In times like these when we yearn for a carefree and joyous moment, the film would certainly help you in accomplishing that endeavor. And right now that is all that matters.

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Sushrut Gopesh
I came to Mumbai to bring characters to life. I like to dwell in the cinematic world and ponder over philosophical thoughts. I believe in the kind of cinema that not necessarily makes you laugh or cry but moves something inside you.

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