Looty

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Looty
Looty VCD Cover.jpg
VCD Cover
Directed byParameswar
Produced byV. A. Durai
Story byPrithvi Rajkumar
Starring
Music byDeva
CinematographyB. Kannan
Edited byB. Lenin
V. T. Vijayan
Production
company
Evergreen Movie International
Release date
  • 14 January 2001 (2001-01-14)
Running time
145 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageTamil

Looty is a 2001 Tamil comedy film directed by Parameswar. The film features Sathyaraj, Roja and Mumtaj in lead roles.[1] The film, produced by V. A. Durai, had musical score by Deva and was released on 14 January 2001 to mixed reviews.[2][3]

Plot[edit]

Rasappa (Sathyaraj) and Vellaiappa (Vadivelu) were mechanics and good friends. They grew older so they were determined to get marry as soon as possible. Vellaiappa was in love with Sona (Kalpana). Geetha (Roja) left her home after her step-mother's pressures. Geetha was accidentally kidnapped by Rasappa who thought that she was Sona and Rasappa fell in love subsequently with Geetha. Vellaiappa got married his lover Sona while Rasappa got married Geetha.

After few years, Rasappa became a rich businessman but the couple didn't have children. Whereas his friend Vellaiappa and Sona had two children. The doctor revealed that Geetha was unable to become a mother. Then suddenly one day, Rasappa found an abandoned baby in his car. After much hesitation, the couple adopted the baby. However, Geeta began to suspect Rasappa for being Jeeva's real father.

After finishing his study overseas, Jeeva is back and he shocks everybody when he arrives, Jeeva and Rasappa are looking same alike sending Geetha in to a fit of fury, all her suspicions confirmed, despite Rasappa's bewilderment and protests of innocence. Finally the culprit is revealed. It is Rasappa's father, a lecherous old man in the village almost on his deathbed, who couldn't keep his hands off a nurse assigned to him. The result being a little stepbrother for Rasappa. And the man who put the baby in the couple's car was Kuzhanthavelu, the family doctor, who was in the know of things. But his good intentions had backfired. But then it's all well that ends well.

Cast[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

Looty
Soundtrack album by
Released2001
Recorded2001
GenreFeature film soundtrack
Length29:39
LabelFive Star Audio
ProducerDeva

The film score and the soundtrack were composed by film composer Deva. The soundtrack, released in 2001, features 5 tracks with lyrics written by Kavi Markandeyar and Vaali.[4]

Track Song Singer(s) Duration
1 'Mannaa Mannaa' Swarnalatha 5:24
2 'Missu Missu Pappa' Anuradha Sriram, Krishnaraj 5:26
3 'One More Ketka' S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, K. S. Chithra 4:56
4 'Sillunu Kaaththu' Mano, Swarnalatha 5:34
5 'Velu Vadivelu Enn' Deva 5:47

Reception[edit]

The Hindu wrote "despite a hackneyed script and cliched plot twists, the film is entertaining because it maintains a light tone throughout. At no point does it become over-dramatic and that, one must add, is a saving grace!".[5] BBthots wrote "with a ridiculously silly story and cheap comedy, all it does is erase any gains Satyaraj may have made with Ennammaa Kannu".[6] Chennai Online wrote "the film turns out to be a damp squib, with a meandering screenplay, inept handling, time factor that goes hay wire, and comedy that tries out your patience".[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.thehindu.com/2001/01/19/stories/09190222.htm
  2. ^ "Filmography of lootti". cinesouth.com. Retrieved 18 January 2013.
  3. ^ "Looty (2000) Tamil Movie". en.600024.com. Retrieved 18 January 2013.
  4. ^ "Looty - Deva". thiraipaadal.com. Retrieved 18 January 2013.
  5. ^ Savitha Padmanabhan (19 January 2001). "The Hindu : Film Review:Looty". hindu.com. Retrieved 18 January 2013.
  6. ^ Balaji Balasubramaniam. "LOOTY". bbthots.com. Retrieved 18 January 2013.
  7. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20021226144421/http://www.chennaionline.com/moviereviews/tammov93.asp