BY REEMA CHHABDA
The story of Lootcase is around a red bag full of cash. When the bag gets into the hand of Printing Press operator Nandan Kumar (Kunal Kemmu), the whole mess starts.
Nandan while returning home from his night shift mistakenly sees a bag with no owner and takes it home knowing it’s full of cash. He keeps hiding it from his wife Lata (Rasika Dugal) as she’s totally opposed to keeping any money that’s not white.
The bag belongs to a high profile corrupt politician (Gajraj Rao) and he hires a cop Inspector Kolte (Ranbir Shorey) to find the bag. Hence the story goes on.
Kapil Sawant and Rajesh Krishnan wrote every character of the film with utmost sincerity. With the first-rate cast, every character seems like given a lot of thought which made it a good watch. Only if the script was of fewer pages, the film would be more interesting.
Kunal Kemmu plays a typical aam aadmi in Lootcase who’s frustrated of not having a enough bank balance. Kunal with his expressions is a treat to watch at every scene. Rasika Duggal, as usual, wins our hearts with her never-getting-bored performance. She’s such a delight to watch in the film.
Vijay Raaz as Bala Rathore is a Nat-Geo fan and connects every sentence he says to some or the other animal with difficult names is a treat in the film. Gajraj Rao as MLA Patil does not let you down with his amazing facial expressions and the way of delivering dialogues. Nandan Kumar as Nandan and Lata’s son is a perfect gunda-bacha for the cute couple to keep their life entertaining.
The direction of the film by Rajesh Krishnan is good. The film looks good and keeps you hooked. But till you reach the middle of the film, you are tired of watching it, because it seems like a never ending flick.
If the length of Lootcase would be a little crispier with an out of the box end, this could have been a delightful watch.