Looop Lapeta Review: Taapsee Pannu-Tahir Raj Bhasin Battle Against Time in This Quirky Adventurous Thriller

Looop Lapeta, a Hindi thriller film starring Taapsee Pannu as Savi, Tahir Raj Bhasin as Satya, Dibyendu Bhattacharya as Victor, Shreya Dhanwanthary as Julia, Rajendra Chawla as Shree Mamlesh Charan Chaddhaji, Sameer Kevin Roy as Jacob and several others is now out. Directed by Akash Bhatia, the film is based on Tom Tykwer’s 1998 German film, Run Lola Run. Bhatia, along with Vinay Chhawal, Arnav Nanduri, Ketan Pedgaonkar and Puneet Chadha (additional dialogue), have written the screenplay for the Netflix India film.

The cinematography is by Yash Khanna, and editing is done by Priyank Prem Kumar. Rahul Pais and Nariman Khambata have given the background score of Looop Lapeta. Other musicians who worked on the film are Sidhant Mago and Mayank Mehra (Looop Lapeta, Nirvana), Santanu Ghatak (Beqaraar) and Rahul and Nariman (Tera Mera). The synopsis reads, “When her boyfriend loses a mobster’s cash, Savi races against the clock to save the day — if only she can break out of a curious cycle of dead ends.”

Netflix’s Looop Lapeta Review Contains No Spoilers

In the Netflix film Looop Lapeta, Satya’s boss Viktor gives him the job of bringing a bag of 50 lakhs (5 million) from someone. He gets 80 minutes to do the task. If Satya fails to do so, Viktor won’t spare him. The boss also gives Satya a gun to shoot himself if he fails. Due to some uncalled circumstances, Satya ends up losing the bag. He calls his girlfriend Savi for help. Savi thinks of ways to get 50 lakhs and to save Satya. She runs and runs until things go completely out of hand. But out of nowhere, she finds herself in the same loop of running and saving her boyfriend.

In life, we casually talk about how we would do things differently if we could go back in time or if we get another chance. In Looop Lapeta on Netflix, Savi gets another chance to fix things for herself and her boyfriend. But are humans truly capable of making the right decisions if they get an opportunity to fix their mess? Seeing Savi run against the time and its loop to make sure there are no screw-ups helps you find the answer to this tricky question.

The story starts slowly. But once the main premise is established, you find yourself completely engrossed. As you see Savi and Satya race against time, you feel the adrenaline rush and your curiosity to know what happens intensifies. With every loop, you keep guessing what decisions Savi will take now. There are some obstacles placed in her path, and every time, she has to decide how she deals with them.

Looop Lapeta poster

The humour used in Bhatia’s film is not only limited to dialogues. We witness some amusing physical comedy – the way characters talk, move, cry or threaten someone. There’s a scene with Tahir is on a bus where he’s freaking out. In that 1 minute, Bhasin has given so many expressions and it’s is VERY Impressive.

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The climax of Looop Lapeta feels a little bit underwhelming. It isn’t predictable but not gratifying either. But Taapsee and Tahir and the ensemble cast are a talented bunch of people who keep you glued to the screen. The background score by Rahul and Nariman adds enough tension and hilarity to the story. The title tracks add enough punch, especially when Taapsee’s Savi runs.

The story of the Netflix Hindi film Looop Lapeta is set in Goa. The colour palette is quite loud and vibrant. This is the Goa with no glamorous parties and very less drugs. The vibrancy on screen enhances the quirky and thriller essence of the narrative. Yash Khanna’s cinematography is brilliant. The way the camera swiftly moves, zooms in and out doesn’t take away our focus even once. What makes it even better is Priyank Prem Kumar’s editing.

The camera work, editing, performances, direction, story and music altogether blend perfectly to give us a quirky and entertaining thriller. This kind of filmmaking is quite rare in Bollywood. Sometimes, the camera gives a better sense of what’s happening in the film, and it truly works well.

I know it’s is just February, but it won’t be wrong to say that 2022 is Tahir Raj Bhasin’s year. After Ranjish Hi Sahi and Yeh Kaali Kaali Ankhein, the actor has given yet another exceptional performance. He’s goofiness, and a bit coward side as Satya makes you instantly appreciate him. The smile that Satya has and Savi talks about is indeed creepy (and funny).

Taapsee Pannu has given her blood and sweat as Savi. She runs and runs and bleeds and still keeps running to save her boyfriend. Even though you root for her character, the hurdles in her way make you laugh. The actor gives a power-packed performance throughout. Actors Dibyendu Bhattacharya, Rajendra Chawla and others also play their parts well.

Looop Lapeta Review: Final Thoughts

Overall, Looop Lapeta is a must-watch thriller. It has a bit of a dragged start. But once the characters start racing against time, there isn’t a second where you feel distracted. The amalgamation of good acting, songs, cinematography, humour, editing and storytelling makes it a fantastic entertainer.

The film is now streaming on Netflix.

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