GenreAction, Comedy, Crime Production companiesViacom 18 Duration LanguageHindi
Release dateNovember 4, 2011 (2011-11-04) GenresBollywood, Action Film, Comedy, Crime Fiction, World cinema CastShweta Bhardwaj (Tanya Sharma), Mimoh Chakraborty (Wilson (as Mahaakshay Chakraborty)), Prem Chopra (Khan), Govinda (Pandit) Similar moviesGovinda appears in Loot and Ek Aur Ek Gyarah
Official loot movie teaser
Loot is a 2011 Bollywood comedy film directed by Rajnish Thakur, starring Govinda, Sunil Shetty, Mahakshay Chakraborty, Javed Jaffrey, Shweta Bhardwaj and Ravi Kissen in lead roles. It released on 4 November 2011, to mixed reviews from critics and was a commercial failure. The film is a loose remake of the 2003 film, Crime Spree.
Loot revolves around the misadventures of four criminals comprising Builder (Sunil Shetty), Pandit (Govinda), Akbar (Jaaved Jaaferi) and Wilson (Mahakshay Chakraborty) who work for one Batliwala (Dalip Tahil). The four rogues are sent on a mission to Pattaya to rob a house filled with priceless valuables. However, the quartet soon discover that the house they have been sent to rob belongs to a dreaded don named Lalla Bhatti (Mahesh Manjrekar), an unpleasant sod who doesn't think twice about breaking his own brother's arm (Shehzad Khan) for an unpaid debt. If robbing a don's residence was not enough, the quarter also manage to get in the way of a 'poetic' spouting Intelligence agent VP Singh (Ravi Kissen) keeping tabs on the don, an underworld patriarch Khan (Prem Chopra) and an East Asian thug named Asif trying to trace his stolen car. Pretty soon, all the characters of the film are pulled in a cat and mouse game with each other, with some audio tapes containing some damning conversations being the prize of the game. In the climax, the quartet, with some help by a local hustler Varinder (Mika Singh) and his moll Sharmili (Kim Sharma) manage to set off the bad guys against each other. But soon enough, it is revealed that Batliwala was behind the whole thing, and wanted to set the quartet up to get revenge on his brother who is now in jail because of them. The quartet manage to save themselves and hire Khan to murder Batliwala.
Govinda as Pandit
Sunil Shetty as Builder
Jaaved Jaaferi as Akbar Qureshi
Mahakshay Chakraborty as Wilson
Ravi Kissen as V.P. Singh
Shweta Bhardwaj as Tanya Sharma
Mahesh Manjrekar as Lala Taufeeq Omar Bhatti
Mika Singh as Varinder Yuvraaj Singh (VYS)
Kim Sharma as Sharmili Siqueira (SMS)
Peter Oman as Sharma Kapoor
Shahid Kapoor as Rajeev Khandelwal
Dalip Tahil as Batliwala
Prem Chopra as Khan
Shehzad Khan as Lala's brother
Razzak Khan as Razak
Rakhi Sawant in an Item-Number
The filming began in Summer 2008. It completed shooting in early 2010, and was expected to release in June 2010. The release date was then delayed, and postponed to Dussehra 2010. Though, due to financial problems, director Rajnish Thakur pushed back the release date. In September 2010, he announced that the film would be releasing in Diwali 2010. He revealed the official first look poster on 28 September 2011. The theatrical trailer was revealed on 10 October 2011, alongside Rascals in cinemas.
Joginder Tuteja of Bollywood Hungama give it 2 stars out of five and commented "As mentioned earlier, the music of Loot came with hardly any expectations due to which whatever little is offered does turn out to be a bonus element".