If the earlier teaser of LOOTERA had already done the trick, the songs which followed made one remember the bygone era. Now that the new theatrical trailer of the Vikramaditya Motwane-directed film has been unveiled, it is apparent that the film has been designed as a real classic-in-the-making.
''The look, colour palette, artefacts, props, locations, costumes and most importantly the manner in which the lead pair of Ranveer Singh and Sonakshi Sinha deliver their dialogues – every bit of LOOTERA takes you back in time by 50 years. It cannot happen by itself, it is designed that way. There is one thing to make a period film and another to make it look like a classic, just like is the case with numerous Hollywood flicks,'' comments an insider.
For the filmmaker, this one indeed appears to be a clear shift from the current times in which he had set his debut award-winning feature film UDAAN. However in case of LOOTERA, it appears to be an intentional move indeed to lend it the look and feel of a beautiful classic.
Smiles Vikramaditya, ''Well, our production team came together to decide on a particular colour palette that we wanted to follow. Also, we were conscious about the character look and design. However, we didn't formulate an approach that ''Okay, so let's make a modern day classic''. ''The kind of look that LOOTERA has is because that suits the story telling. These colours and dialogue delivery bring in emotions that go with the narrative. It was most natural on our part to shoot the film in a way it eventually appears. Aisa kabhi nahi tha ki chalo aise design karte hain taaki feel aaye.''
Well, whatever be the case, what is working for Ranveer and Sonakshi is the world, which is poles apart from BAND BAAJA BAARAAT and ROWDY RATHORE. LOOTERA releases worldwide on July 5.