Times were tumultuous in 19th century India. The waning Mughal power and the upsurge of the British Empire was eradicating old ways and setting new trends. There were many who suffered in this cusp of cultures. Some turned to looting the rich, not always distributing amongst the poor. They and their communities and tribes were branded hereditary dacoits by the British striving to attain mastery of a land and people they were still struggling to understand. Lootere brings alive these troubled times with the thrill of the cops and robbers game.