Unfortunately, the movie fails the Bechdel Test. While it gives the two guys (the conman and his friend) enough of a bromance, it does not give the heroine and her friend (Shirin Guha) or in the second half, the heroine and her househelp (Divya Dutta) any space for at least one scene where they are not talking about the men.
Lootera is based on The Last Leaf, a short story by O Henry. Set in West Bengal of the early 1950s, the movie revolves around a conman (Ranveer Singh), the zamindar he has planned to rob as he pretends to be an archaeologist and his beautiful daughter (Sonakshi Sinha) who he falls in love with.The love story is decent. The cinematography, the sets, the costumes are brilliant. The lead actors deliver their best yet (while not being as good as the story demanded, considering the length of the movie and the scenes). Barun Chandra (the zamindar) delivers the best performance on this screen and Vikrant Massey (the conman’s best friend) makes sure we remember him after the movie.