Neat & Clean Family Entertainer - Decent Onetime Watch!
Soundarya aka Sweety (Anushka Shetty) is a chubby sweet girl who always believed in inner beauty, living life on own terms and happy endings. Her father (Rao Ramesh) left Sweety the same hope and strength though he passed away early. While her mother Rajeswari (Urvasi) leaves no stone unturned to get her married and insists her to shed weight at the reputed fitness center Size Zero owned by slimming industry giant ‘Size Zero’ Satyanand (Prakash Raj). Sweety always preferred staying happy and healthy to an alluring ‘Size Zero’ look and believed that her ‘Prince Charming’ would come for sure. One day Sweety misunderstands and rejects alliance with NRI and documentary filmmaker Abhi (Arya) & his family but eventually falls in love with him. But unable to take Abhi moving closely with Simran (Sonal Chauhan), Sweety decides to lose weight at the Size Zero Slim & Fitness Center & get married but in the due course, she witnesses her best friend Jyothi (Pavani Gangireddy), a Miss India pageant aspirant contracting a fatal kidney ailment due to the supplements given at the fitness center. How did Sweety fight the most fancied epidemic called ‘Size Zero’ and win Abhi’s heart forms the rest of the story.
Anushka: As expected, she is the hero of the film. She was fat yet absolutely cute and sweet in the film. This proven actor once again proves her mettle with this film.
Arya: Good to see this handsome hunk mouthing some Telugu dialogues. He did a good job in the film and his chemistry with Anushka & Sonal Chauhan was impressive.
Sonal Chauhan: Besides being smashing hot in the film, she delivers in the brief yet significant role.
Urvasi: She was brilliant as a doting mother and wins our heart with her all-round performance.
Prakash Raj: If you don’t expect him to be the routine badass villain, you’ll be fine with his character that delivers quotes and anecdotes more than action.
Bharat provides the essential comic relief while eminent writer, actor Gollapudi Maruthi Rao is seen in a short and sweet grandpa role.
Adivi Sesh plays a key role in the film. King Nag, Lakshmi Manchu, Tamannaah, Sridivya, Haniska & Tamil actors Jeeva and Bobby Simha give worthy special appearances.
Firstly, Size Zero is a script with good intent and a contemporary take at the growing fetish for ‘size zero’ concept. It right intends to talk about being healthy over just slim, living life on own terms than in comparison with others and last but not the least, the adversities of the hasty slimming programs.
This is the story of a sweet and optimistic fatso who prefers inner beauty to the external ones. Sweety, her attitude and the characters around her is intriguing and amusing. Coming to the narration, even though the plot is quite simple and predictable, it has got an engaging screenplay with some fresh and amusing content without regular comedy tracks, songs and all the melodramatic stuff.
The film that starts with an interesting love track later encounters a usual twist and suddenly finds a bigger mission which could have been dealt better. The film however lacked the quintessential emotional grip that could have taken it to the next level. And the second half is tad bit dull than the first half and just when it is tripping off, it has been conveniently given a back to a hasty yet happy ending – above all, who doesn’t like a happy ending?
In a nutshell, Size Zero is a decent attempt with some one time watch content. If the mainstream content (especially drama and comedy) is really bothering you, Size Zero can be your pick.
- Story and engaging Screenplay.
- Neat and clean entertainment throughout the film.
- Performances of Anushka & Sonal’s glamour.
- Lack of the emotional connect and regular commercial ingredients that might disappoint the masses.
Both the Music and background score by MM Keeravani does a decent job serving the needs of the script.
Production values are grand & the visual effects and animation were impressive.
Size Zero is a one-time watch neat and clean family entertainer with a short, fat yet sweet message impressing especially women and family audiences.