'Zero' is a pretty engaging love story- please believe this- and Aanand L. Rai, though with the same scheme of colour (both in cinematography and filmmaking) is solid still. But the problem with it is that it's too offbeat to be called an audacious love story. Shahrukh pulls a disappointing performance as Bauua Singh, while Anushka Sharma is given nothing to do. But watch it for the meticulously styled Katrina, in her best performance this decade. Her portrayal of a fallen actress is solid and interesting in equal measure. And yeah, don't keep your expectations high- it's disappointingly indulgent, and little is actually amusing beyond its offerings. It's not a good leap for Hindi cinema, but one that may be noted.
Anand Rai's Zero is a film - with one of the most ridiculous plot for a Hindi film in whole of 2018 - that brings out the worst in all the people involved in it which further emphasizes the fall of mainstream Bollywood. TN.
Zero has its heart in place
Zero, a film by Aanand L Rai, was certainly one of the awaited films of the year. This film has attracted negative feedback from most of the critics, whereas, I felt the film deserved a better viewership and feedback. Any film, especially our Indian film, has its major ingredients in terms of theme, plot, screenplay, dialogues, emotions, music, visuals, direction, mode of story-telling, character sketching of the lead protagonists as well as other characters and most importantly the actors associated with the film and their portrayal of characters. Let me speak first about what does not work in the favour of the film – it is probably the fact that certain aspects of story seem unreal, not so logical and practical. Barring this, there are so many other factors which actually work in favour of the film. First of all, Shahrukh’s energy, magic and charm are incredible. He infuses life into his character Bauvva Singh. Anushka projects her character with utmost sincerity. Katrina’s screen space is less but one cannot deny her character’s contribution to the plot. Zero has its heart in place, emotions play in its real flavour. There is love, betrayal, ambition, heartbreaks, sacrifice, repentance etc. Music and humour in the film also have enough power to engage the audience. So, the film deserves a better viewership and rating.
Bauvva Singh (Shahrukh Khan) is a dwarf – 4.6 feet, who lives his life in Meerut with style. Bauvva is a movie buff and has a crush on the actress Babita (Katrina Kaif). He does not shy away from showering money on his friends Guddu (Mohammed Zeeshan Ayub) and gang when they read out the news of Babita’s breakup. The banter between father Ashok (Tigmanshu) and son generate add lot of humour. He looks up at the sky, counts from 10 to zero to turn stationery stars into shooting ones. Bauvva is now 38 year old bachelor looking for an alliance. Through his matchmaker, he does come across Aafia (Anushka), a NSAR scientist suffering from cerebral palsy. Bauvva is absolutely unsympathetic in his approach towards Aafia, right from the beginning. What happens, when two individuals fall in love, who are not normal as per the norms existing in and around our world? A space scientist falling in love with hardly a 10th grade Buavva and then the triangle with Babita, an alcoholic actress, in the scene – the story unravels beyond this. The film wins here, since the plot does not succumb to any sympathy, the characters don’t fall prey to the victim trap even though they all are misfits in the world as per the norms.
How does the love between Bauvva and Aafia evolve? When and how does Babita’s character get weaved into the plot ? Yes, Bauvva chooses to come back to his love Aafia and then how the story evolves further ? The film has special appearances by Madhavan and Bobby Deol too and how they become part of the story? Watch the film to know all these.
The dialogues have the underlying tone of humour most of the time, yet breaking many set no
A good first half but an equally terrible second half. A new concept but the movie doesn't work for everyone.
a must watch film for all the srk fans
Great moevie must watch srk has given his best along anushka and Kate
I dont know what to say after seeing this movie but I will still try. I had expectations from Anand L Rai as he is one of my favorite directors in bollywood giving masterpieces like Ranjhanna and Tanu Weds Manu series. But after seeing the trailers I knew something was not right and my fear came to reality after watching the movie. The movie started ok-ok and was bearable through the 1st half as we are introduced to SRK's charachar and Anuskha's. But when the 2nd half started it lost all of the little charm it had in the 1st half that kept the movie going. Horrible story, editing and logic. I was unable to process that this was an Anand L Rai movie and was just sitting there and asking how bad it can go from here and then the sci-fi part of the movie kicked and it had just become one of "keep your brains at home before watching the movie". So overall I had high expectations and was highly dissapointed.
Full of entertainment. SRK is superb....
Good movie. Its best performance by srk and anushka
One word it's s suparb movie... Romance entertainment and heart touching.
Everything is in this movie.
And acting is suparb..