Set in the snowed-in Dalhousie and sleepy Kolkata, the trailer gives us a peek into the budding romance between a guy and a girl. Lingering moments are captured through the veins of a leaf, the gentle flapping of curtains in the wind, the paper and pen and a story written on it, still incomplete.
The trailer has voiceover by Ranveer Singh and Sonakshi Sinha. “Kya likhh rahi ho? Koi kahaani likhh rahi ho?” he asks her. Her reply is a mere affirmative “hmm”. The story has a boy and a girl. They aren’t in love, we’re told. Will they fall in love? “Pata nahin!” is the pithy reply by the girl.
Thereafter the trailer changes track. From a breezy, soothing vignette of vintage romance, it turns into an incendiary, searing montage of a love gone awry. It’s hard to guess the plot from the trailer, but rest assured Lootera will be a buffet of emotions.
The film marks the coming together of the industry's creative heavyweights -- Balaji, and Phantom Pictures, represented by Anurag Kashyap, Vikramaditya Motwane, and Vikas Bahl.
A dazzling mix of style and substance, of the sublime and the spectacular, Lootera promises to be the epic period romance of 2013. The film will hit theatres on July 5.