Looop Lapeta: 2022 Bollywood Comedy Thriller

Looop Lapeta: 2022 Bollywood Comedy Thriller

Movie Name: Looop Lapeta
Directed by: Aakash Bhatia
Based on: Run Lola Run by Tom Tykwer
Starring: Taapsee Pannu, Tahir Raj Bhasin, Dibyendu Bhattacharya, Shreya Dhanwanthary, Rajendra Chawla, KC Shankar, Manik Papneja, Raghav Raj Kakker, Bhupesh Bandekar, Sameer Kevin Roy, Alistar Bennis, Varun Pande
Genre: ActionComedyCrime
Release Date: 04 February, 2022
Running Time:
131 Minutes
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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.

Looop Lapeta is 2022 Indian Hindi-language comedy thriller film directed by Aakash Bhatia and jointly produced by Sony Pictures Films India, Ellipsis Entertainment and Aayush Maheshwari. The film features Taapsee Pannu and Tahir Raj Bhasin in the lead roles. The film is the official Indian adaptation of German film Run Lola Run. The film premiered on 04 February, 2022 on Netflix.

The principal photography of the film began in November 2020 and wrapped up in February 2021.

The soundtrack of the film has songs composed by Sidhant Mago, Mayank Mehra, Santanu Ghatak, Rahul Pais and Nariman Khambata, with lyrics written by Sidhant Mago, Santanu Ghatak and Siddhant Kaushal.

The background score has been composed by Rahul Pais and Nariman Khambata (The Jamroom).

Looop Lapeta: Movie Trailer

Movie Review:

Looop Lapeta — the new Netflix movie with Taapsee Pannu and Tahir Raj Bhasin — is proof that Bollywood can’t make a lean-and-mean high-concept B-movie. Rather than jump straight into the thick of things (and stay in its lane), the Hindi-language remake of writer-director Tom Tykwer’s Sundance Film Festival-winning 1998 German thriller Run Lola Run stuffs in all sorts of plot, subplot, and backstory into it. There’s even a song sequence that further slows down Looop Lapeta. While Run Lola Run was a tight 89 minutes — not a single minute more than it needed to be — Looop Lapeta runs for 130 minutes.

Those extra 40 minutes are filled with distraction after distraction (involving a variety of side characters), seeping away at the momentum of what is meant to be a thriller. And inevitably, Looop Lapeta loses its tension every time it is distracted. That’s key for any thriller movie — more so one that literally revolves around a short span of time. (The protagonist here has 50 minutes to source Rs. 50 lakh.)

Tywker understood the importance of all that on Run Lola Run, with the German film being propelled by its sheer kinetic energy. (Speed was among the titles they considered, Tywker has noted.) The Looop Lapeta director Aakash Bhatia — making his feature debut here, with his only previous longform experience being the second season of Amazon Prime Video’s over-the-top soapy Inside Edge — is obviously a fan of that movie, given he is remaking it to begin with. (There’s even an in-your-face Easter egg, with the back of a red-haired Lola shown walking into a casino.) But Bhatia doesn’t really understand what made Run Lola Run such a cult hit and why it worked so well.

Maybe this wrong approach is a result of inexperience, too many cooks in the kitchen, or both. There are four credited writers on Looop Lapeta: Dr. Vinay Chhawal, Ketan Pedgaonkar, Arnav Vepa Nanduri, and the director Bhatia. Three of them have never written a movie in their lives, save Chhawal whose only credit includes the poorly-received comedy-drama Angrezi Medium. For what it’s worth, Looop Lapeta gets better as it goes on, with the third cycle — those who have seen the original will know what I mean — being the most elaborate and interesting of the lot. But for too much of its runtime, it lacks the requisite focus and propulsive force that this sort of a movie needs.

Looop Lapeta: Movie Songs

Song Title: Looop Lapeta
Lyrics: Sidhant Mago
Music Composers: Sidhant Mago, Mayank Mehra
Singer(s): Jay Anand & Sidhant Mago

Song Title: Beqaraar (Duet)
Lyrics: Santanu Ghatak
Music Composers: Santanu Ghatak
Singer(s): Ronkini Gupta, Raghav Kaushik

Song Title: Nirvana
Lyrics: Sidhant Mago
Music Composers:Sidhant Mago, Mayank Mehra
Singer(s): Harshal Vyas

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