One of the movies that were announced to be a part of Disney + Hotstar with many of movies releasing on the OTT channel was Lootcase.
Directed by Rajesh Krishnan and starring Kunal Khemu, Gajraj Rao, Vijay Raaz, Ranvir Shorey and Rasika Dugal in lead roles, Lootcase is a black satirical comedy that involves a printing press staff Nandan Kumar played by Kunal Khemu get a chance to notice a suitcase filled with cash found on a dingy street and the story involves people scrambling to find the missing suitcase.
The movie is about a middle-class person who works in a printing press, Nandan Kumar who has a nagging wife, a kid who has an endless list of demands, and Nandan Kumar falling in a burden that every middle-class person.
However, one day he finds a red suitcase filled with cash on a dingy street and Nandan Kumar, and he foolishly never lets the opportunity go, however before taking the Suitcase or Lootcase as they mention in the movie, he asks loudly whos is this? But when he realizes that no-one responds he proceeds to take the Lootcase.
Apparently, the loot case belonged to a top-notch politician who was getting it delivered to another top-notch politician however the consignment never reaches the destination. The movie showcases a poor man’s quench to get more money and get away from all the troubles that are being faced.
The plotline turns intriguing where people including cops and people scramble to find the missing suitcase or loot case which is a satirical comedy that makes you feel at the edge of seat yet laugh your heart off.
However, the movie lacks fresh ideas and some of them are repeated ideas which an audience would previously know or can guess easily. But the good news is every actor has put forward their best performances.
Kunal Khemu has acted perfectly with the situation that everyone faces, be it staying right or do one wrong mistake, he’s stuck between greed and gumption and he pulls of serious dialogues with ease and humor.
Vijay Raaz acting in this movie is top-notch like he portrays in every of his movie. He cracks you up with his expression if not dialogue. Gajraj Rao who plays the corrupt politician also cracks you up with his performances and Rasika Dugal has played the quintessential home-maker.
Ranvir Shorey plays the tough cop who has a history of punishments and transfers under his name. He is funny, yet ruthless which is a treat to watch.
Lootcase is just a story of every middle-class person who struggles to meet his demands and also has burdened responsibilities that when that person finds extra money would turn to greediness and falls in the trap of money.