The trend of making remake movies in Bollywood is very old. Many successful movies from Hollywood and Southern cinema have been remade in Hindi. As for its success rate, preparations are underway to release many remake movies in theaters in the near future. In the midst of all this, a movie ‘Loop Lapeta’ is being streamed on the OTT platform Netflix, which is a Hindi remake of the German cult classic ‘Lola Rennet’. Released in the year 1998, the title of this film in English is ‘Run Lola Run’. Writer-director Tom Tyquar’s film did very good business around the world after its release. His story was very liked by the audience. This is why the responsibility of writing the script during its Hindi remake was given to a large writing team. The names of Vinay Chhawal, Arnav Nanduri, Ketan Pedgaonkar and Puneet Chadha are included in this. This team has tried their best to adapt the German film story to the Indian setting, but it doesn’t seem to be succeeding.
Produced under the banner of Sony Pictures India and Ellipsis Entertainment, ‘Loop Lapeta’ stars Taapsee Pannu, Tahir Bhasin, Dibyendu Bhattacharya, Shreya Dhanwantri and Rajendra Chawla in key roles. It is directed by Akash Bhatia. Akash is primarily known for producing advertising films. Of these, creativity and sensitivity are the most necessary. But after watching this movie, heaven is nowhere to be seen. Everything seems to have been left to succeed based on the story. Along with this, the creators have put more faith in the skills of artists like Taapsee Pannu and Tahir Bhasin. Although, according to the acting talent of him, Taapsee has tried to take the film with the acting a lot, but it is said that the gram alone cannot be broken. The lack of a director and writing team is clearly visible here. Aside from the cinematography on the technical team, no one else’s contribution is visible.
Taapsee Pannu and Tahir Bhasin have lead roles in the movie Loop Lapeta which is streaming on Netflix.
The story of the film has two characters, Savi aka Savina Borkar (Taapsee Pannu) and Satya aka Satyajit (Tahir Bhasin). The entire film revolves around these two characters. Savi is an athlete. She wanted to win gold running in the race, but her dream is ruined due to a broken knee. After the death of her mother, her father begins to live a relationship with a boy. Unhappy with her life, one day Savi jumps off the roof of the hospital and goes to her death. That’s when she meets Satya. Satya works in a restaurant in Goa. But he has a bad gambling addiction. That’s why they beat him every day. Savi and Satya’s meeting on the roof of the hospital turns first into friendship, then into love. Savi and Satya start living in the residence. They both have big dreams, but they can’t do the work necessary for them. Satya wants to get rich by earning a lot of money through short cuts. he wants to travel the world.
One day, Victor (Divyendu Bhattacharya), the owner of Satya’s restaurant, who is criminal in nature, gives her the responsibility of bringing 50 lakh rupees from a person. Satya comes by bus with a bag full of notes. On his way, he meets a Nigerian, who steals a bag full of bills from him after drinking ganja. Satya calls his girlfriend Savi and tells her about the accident. According to him, if she does not give 50 lakh rupees to Victor, she will take her own life. Now they are challenged to organize 50 lakh rupees in just 50 minutes. Whatever happens during the arrangement of this money is the basis of the film’s story. Can Savi get money for her boyfriend? Can Satya’s life be saved? To answer these questions, the creators have shown the same story in three ways. In these characters and dialogues they are the same, only the events change. Which keeps the audience confused. It takes their interest.
As already mentioned, the movie ‘Loop Lapeta’ is a Hindi remake of the German movie ‘Lola Rennet’. That is why the team of four writers worked hard on the script for the Hindiization of the German film story. Taking the outer frame of the German film as it is, it has been embedded in the story of Satyavan-Savitri found in Hindu mythology. In this story, Yama, the god of death, takes Satyavan to Yamlok after losing his life and Savitri with her intelligence gives Satyavan a new life by taking back the life of her husband. Similarly, Savi changes the time and events to save the life of her boyfriend. But in the truest sense, despite being Indian in plot, ‘Loop Lapeta’ gives the impression of a European film in its camerawork, color and filmmaking. Seeing this, it seems that the gap between the thinking of the writer and the directing team has been very wide. Whereas the result is better when these two teams sit together and work.
The scenes continue to unfold as the story and the character of the film. In such a situation, the role of the cinematographer is important. Yash Khanna has honestly done his job. However, there is so much going on in front of the camera that sometimes you forget that you are seeing the same story multiple times with little twists. Yash has shot each arrow with his own mind, so that the film becomes beautiful. This includes everything from the best use of car zoom shots to rolling camera shots. Some of these scenes look great with a suitable background score. Priyank Prem Kumar has done all the editing experiments on him, but still the film has become excessively long. As for the acting of the actors, Taapsee has worked hard as usual. She also tries to make movies on her shoulders, but then she seems tired. There is not much room for artists like Dibyendu Bhattacharya, Rajendra Chawla, Shreya Dhanwantri, KC Shankar, Manik Papneja and Bhupesh Bandekar, so there is no point in waiting for them. In general, Loop Lapata is a film in which loops are loops. Watching it is a waste of time.