In the year 1953, an archaeologist named Varun Shrivastav comes to the village of Manikpur in West Bengal to excavate the temple grounds of the local Zamindar. With knowledge beyond his young demeanour, Varun greatly impresses the Zamindar and his family. Especially Pakhi, the Zamindar's only daughter. But Varun isn't all he seems on the surface. And as the simmering attraction between him and Pakhi leads to a tender and deep love, he is forced to choose between her and his past. Inspired from O. Henry's The Last Leaf, Lootera is the uplifting story of two lovers. Of heartbreak, betrayal... and ultimate redemption.