Lootcase Movie Review
Lootcase released on 31st July 2020 on the OTT platform Disney+Hotstar.
Lootcase is a 2020 comedy-drama. Rajesh Krishnan's Lootcase stars Kunal Khemu, Rasika Dugal, Gajraj Rao, Vijay Raaz and Ranvir Shorey. Thanks to such a fine cast, the movie is an entertaining watch, packed with masala, humor and a fast paced plot.
While most of the film industry is occupied with giving us content packed with action, suspense, thrill and mystery, Rajesh Krishnan and Kapil Sawant have come up with a story which tries to ease the knots in your head and makes you laugh at its jokes.
The movie circles around Anand Petikar - a red suitcase full of 10 crore rupees. Anand is like the 70s' bollywood heroine, because every guy in town is after her. But, the luckiest of all is Nandan Kumar (Kunal Khemu). Nandan is a lower-middle-class family man who lives in a chawl in Mumbai and the only topic he and his wife Lata (Rasika Dugal) talk about is 'money'. He just happens to find the suitcase and comedy ensues.
The other guys who are running after Anand are: a don (Vijay Raaz) and a corrupt politician (Gajraj Rao). Raaz doesn't play a typical Bollywood gunda. He is calm, composed and manages to steal the attention in every scene. Rao lives up to his character's comical layers of passive aggression. Though in reality the character's behaviour would be a pain in the ass, the movie doesn't fail to bring a smile on my face every time he is on screen.
The rich are becoming richer and the poor are becoming poorer. The plot touches on the issue of financial classes in our society. For a guy like Nandu, Anand is a doorway to lead a comfortable and peaceful life with his family. For the don and politician, Anand is nothing but an asset to be possessed and stored in their dungeons. While the movie doesn’t get serious at any point, it makes an excellent point about the value of money and the unfairness of wealth inequality.
In a bid to make the story laughable, the writers end up unnecessarily stretching the plot at certain points. The pace of the story runs on the treadmill at one instance and becomes super slow in the next scene.
The comedy is on point - punchlines are accurate and the witty remarks are smooth. It is an old story, but the jokes make the film interesting. Lootcase is recommended for some laughs on a Friday night.
Movie Rating: 3.5/5