‘Lootere’ Ending Explained & Finale Recap: Did Al Muharib Take Over Somalia?


The final episode of Lootere opens with the death of Barkhad in the hands of his own brother, because the latter blames the former for the attack on the hijacked ship and the demise of several members of their crew. Then the crew of the UK KYIVAL is imprisoned in the rooms of the ship. Vikrant, after making a daring escape with his ransom money while being aided by Ghulam Waris, decides to go back to the ship to rescue Ismael for his mother’s sake, since Avi and Arya won’t let him breathe until the kid is safe. Waris asks Vikrant to rescue the South Asian crew as well, but Vikrant says that that’s not his headache. So Waris reminds Vikrant that Al Muharib and Taufiq are after him. Vikrant’s business is as good as dead. Hence, if Vikrant wants to survive, he has to win Waris over, and the only way to do so is by rescuing the Indian sailors. Vikrant seemingly agrees to do the needful because his options are that limited.

Spoiler Alert

Satwinder Is Killed By Kumbe

Faizal, one of the main leaders of the Al Muharib, had sensed that there was a connection between Ismael and Vikrant, and he made sure that his hunch was right by questioning Ismael. He convinces Ismael that Vikrant has actually stolen the money that belonged to them, while obscuring the fact that he actually tried to get Vikrant killed for that very money. Vikrant tells Ismael not to believe Faizal, and he requests that Faizal let Ismael go. However, Faizal seemingly shoots Ismael to anger Vikrant. Meanwhile, Taufiq takes over the Port Authority and then calls up General Walid for a favor. 

Things get particularly hairy in the UK KYIVAL as the pirates resort to arson. The smoke begins to rise through the ship, thereby suffocating the crew. Captain Singh manages to open his door, but the same can’t be said for everyone else. Kumbe and Bilaal bring Ayesha to Satwinder to meet her and her newborn child. For some weird reason, Kumbe kills Satwinder and tells Ayesha to take care of the child. I guess Jay Mehta was running out of ways to show that the pirates are evil, so he showed them manhandling one woman and killing another.

The crew of UK KYIVAL dies

AK Singh manages to get some of the crew members out of the ship. By the time he gets to the rest of them, he finds out that they have suffocated and died. Vikrant boards the UK KYIVAL and starts searching for Ismael. He runs into Singh, and the latter tells him that the ship is going to blow up and they’ve to evacuate immediately. Vikrant, Singh, Gulrez, Ruhan, and Zafar manage to clear the blast zone while the UK KYIVAL goes up in flames. Waris arrives to take Singh, Gulrez, Ruhan, and Zafar to safety, while Vikrant heads home. 

Walid informs Vikrant that his family is in danger, and since Walid refused Taufiq’s order to kill Vikrant’s family, he is in danger too, and he is leaving Somalia. Walid tells Vikrant to do the same. Vikrant tries to crack a deal with Taufiq but fails because Taufiq won’t stop until Vikrant’s bloodline is wiped out. Waris and the sailors fail to convince the armed guards at a checkpost to let them pass, which leads to a lengthy car chase through the narrow roads of Somalia. Eventually, they are cornered and seemingly killed. At the very beginning of Lootere, if I am not wrong, I think it was AK Singh who had prophesied that these kinds of situations don’t end well for the sailors who have been captured by the pirates, and, well, that’s proven to be true.

Did Al Muharib take over Somalia?

In Lootere’s ending, Vikrant informs Jamila that Ismael has passed away, and she breaks down. The men sent by Taufiq attack Vikrant’s house. Ahmer holds them back. Vikrant joins him. The men manage to take out a lot of the infiltrators. Ahmer gets injured. Jamila dies, and Avi ends up biting the dust as well. I think I’ve already mentioned that the writing in this entire show is very misogynistic. And if you were doubting me in any way, the proof is right in front of you now. If you still can’t see it, I can’t help you. 

Anyway, Vikrant, Arya, and Ahmer disappear into the forest with the intention of leaving Somalia for good. Vikrant says that the process won’t be easy and that he regrets his decision to partake in the illegal trade of arms for the Al Muharib with the intention of strengthening his position as the President of the Port Authority. Talking about the Al Muharib, during the concluding moments of the show, we see Faizal and his team blowing up a police station, while Faizal menacingly looks at the camera. I guess that means he and the Al Muharib are going to rule over Somalia. The whole endeavor ends up amounting to nothing because Al Muharib becomes the ruler without the consignment that Vikrant was getting for them. So, I suppose the message that the show wants to send is that you should win elections honestly and don’t resort to corrupt methods. If Lootere gets a Season 2, I think we’ll see what measures the Somalian government takes to defeat the Al Muharib. We’ll probably see what is in store for Bilaal, Ayesha, and Satwinder’s child. And of course, we’ll know if Vikrant has learned his lesson or if he is going back for more amidst the chaotic situation in Somalia.

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Pramit Chatterjee
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Pramit loves to write about movies, television shows, short films, and basically anything that emerges from the world of entertainment. He occasionally talks to people, and judges them on the basis of their love for Edgar Wright, Ryan Gosling, Keanu Reeves, and the best television series ever made, Dark.

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