[Movie Review] 'Looop Lapeta' (2022)
If you are looking for something creative that could break the monotonous pattern of the way we look at art, then you should place your bet on Akash Bhatia’s new flick, Looop Lapeta.
Tapsee Pannu in Looop Lapeta
With a great job done on the script and casting, this film will take you for a deep dive into the artistic world, rendering a different perspective to cinematography and picturization as you know it.
This tightly written story revolves around Savi (Tapsee Punnu) and Satya (Tahir Raj Bhasin) and the loop of their life choices. It is a tale about how one's choices can dominate the entire situation of one's life.
The movie lifts the curtain with an animated sequence where we witness the backstory of Savi, who is an athlete, and learn about the events that landed her in the hospital. We see how Savi and Satya, who have a gambling addiction, came together and fell in love. In this chain of events, Satya, due to his choices, finds himself in a life-threatening situation.
And, now begins the much-awaited loop! The film has been divided into three loops where each loop ends on a conclusion (whether Satya lives or dies) based on the different decisions and choices made by Savi.
Tahir Raj Bhasin in Looop Lapeta
Each loop begins with a closeup of Savi's phone screen which displays a quote: "Good decisions come from experience and experience comes from making bad decisions”; cleverly placed to emphasize the importance of the choices that we make.
Throughout the film, the efforts laid into the details are really quite intriguing for the viewer. It is beyond interesting to see how each character’s every move ties into what might happen next.
The ‘butterfly effect’ that we’ve all heard of, is integral to Looop Lapeta: a change so insignificant as a butterfly flapping its wings can cause much larger events to happen as time progresses. The last loop in the movie ends with the glimpse of a butterfly, thus heightening the imagery of the butterfly effect.
The movie and script carry a fascinating twist by connecting the loop’s breakthrough solution to an age-old Indian myth of two lovers: Satyavan and Savitri. When Yamraj, the God of death, took Satyavan’s soul with him, Savitri used her courage and wit to bring Satyavan back to life. Savi’s character in Looop Lapeta resonates starkly with that of Savitri.
A still from Akash Bhatia's Looop Lapeta.
All in all, Loop Lapeta is a treat to the eyes as well as to the brain. It is beautiful and at the same time, entangles the viewer in awe of the littlest things. The cinematography, commendable and unique, leaves one feeling thoroughly exhilarated.
So, if you want to break the monotonous rhythm of life, discover what happens with Savi and Satya, or if you simply want to treat yourself to an aesthetic medley, check out Looop Lapeta on Netflix today.
Bhumika was born and raised in the picturesque city of Dehradun, Uttarakhand. She is a student of music and dance and looks towards all things art with great fascination. She started writing when she was quite young and hasn't stopped since.