Directed by: Aanand L. Rai
Produced by: Gauri Khan
Written by: Himanshu Sharma
Screenplay by: Himanshu Sharma
Starring: Shah Rukh Khan, Anushka Sharma, Katrina Kaif
Original and background music: Ajay−Atul
Guest composer: Tanishk Bagchi
Cinematography: Manu Anand
Edited by: Hemal Kothari
Production Company: Red Chillies Entertainment & Colour Yellow Productions
Release date: 21 December 2018
Running time: 164 minutes
Budget: 200 crores
After six years of 'Jab Tak Hai Jaan,' the leads Shahrukh Khan, Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma teamed up again for 'Zero' movie. Touted to be a romantic drama film, Anand L Rai helmed this project. The expectations have been sky high in this movie. Shahrukh Khan played the role of a dwarf in the film whereas Anushka Sharma appeared as a wheel bound chair. Katrina Kaif played the role of a superstar, and the trailer of the film has received a thumping response from the audience. Ending the long wait, the film has finally hit the screens today on December 21st, 2018. Let's check out the review of the film.
Bauua Singh is a Meerut-based man who is vertically challenged with. Everyone around him including his father Ashok (Tigmanshu Dhulia) curse and criticize him. One fine day, through a matchmaking agency in Delhi, Bauua meets a girl called Safia Yusufzai Bhinder (Anushka Sharma) and gets surprised to see that she is a girl who uses a wheelchair with cerebral palsy. Aafia is a scientist who works on a mission to send humans to Mars. Bauua and Aafia get close to each other. Everything goes well until Bauua meets India’s biggest film star Babita Kumari (Katrina Kaif). Will Bauua Singh leave Aafia to live with Babita Kumari? What happens to their love story? Forms the rest of the story.
Shahrukh Khan is an absolute delight to watch. He never fails to amaze the audience with his outstanding performances. He once again proved that he is undoubtedly one of the finest actors in Bollywood. He has delivered a spellbinding performance in the film.
Anushka Sharma looked entirely different in this film, but she will grab the attention of the audience with her stupendous performance. She has lived the character mesmerizingly well. Katrina Kaif is undoubtedly is the show stealer. She not only looked gorgeous and beautiful in the film but the way she acted is also terrific. She delivered an excellent performance which will strike the chord with the audience.
Abhay Deol delivered an honest performance in the film. R Madhavan justified his role with his impressive performance. Tigmanshu Dhulia had a decent screen presence. Sheeba Chaddha acted well. The rest of the cast also made their presence felt.
The production values of Red Chillies Entertainment and Colour Yellow productions are rich and lavish. The music by Ajay-Atul is excellent. The songs have already impressed the audience, and even the background score elevated the scenes perfectly well. Cinematography by Manu Anand is fantastic. He produced some sleek visuals which will grab the attention. Hemal Kothari's editing is clean and neat. The runtime is bearable. Overall, the technical team has worked hard and did a great job.
Entertainment in the first half
Boring Second Half
Himanshu Sharma has delivered a mind-blowing story for the film. It is a perfect blend of comedy, romance, emotions, heartbreaks, etc. But, the way it was executed is completely disappointing. The film will give an emotional rollercoaster ride but then leaves you with a disappointment too. There are a lot of boring scenes in the movie to which the audiences fail to have an emotional connection. The film has clumsy writing and editing, especially in the second half. The first half is fun and entertaining with some comedy and romance. But the second half and fails to grab the attention. There are so many scenes which will test the patience. There are some things which the director fails to explain or might have left it to our thinking. The logic is missing in most of the scenes. It would have been much better if the writer had also thought about the logical narrative. Despite, its flaws, the honest performances of the actors will impress the audience.
Final Verdict: 'Zero' is a one time watch only if you are a big fan of SRK.
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