Cast: Shah Rukh Khan, Anushka Sharma, Katrina Kaif
Director: Aanand L Rai
The first half of Zero is flat-out fantastic, an unabashed charm-offensive from Rai, Khan and the film’s writer Himanshu Sharma. The dialogues crackle with spontaneity and inventiveness.
Zero Story: Bauua Singh (Shah Rukh Khan) is a vertically-challenged man from Meerut, who wears his heart on his sleeve. He falls in love with a scientist, Aafia (Anushka Sharma), who is affected by cerebral palsy. Their unlikely love story travels from India to the US and all the way to outer space too. Along the way, it meets with various interesting challenges as well. Movie is Super-Hit. Only Srk play a Bauaa’s role in a movie and not another. The Acting of Srk in a Zero movie is perfect and mind-blowing. He proves that he’s the God Of Acting.
A great concept needs an equally skillful execution, but not every good story gets the treatment it deserves. Zero has a story with an interesting and inspiring concept that doesn’t hold back with its outrageousness. This Meerut-to-Mars romance dabbles with ideas of science, interplanetary travel and closer to home, conventional themes like unrequited and undying love. In doing so, the film tries to put forth too many ideas and doesn’t quite do justice to any one. Some of the visuals and romantic moments are striking, but most of them disappear as quickly as a shooting star.
The ideas get a lot more audacious in the second half. Bauua’s love story travels to Mumbai for a fantastic tryst with Bollywood. It’s here that cameos of B-town’s stars surprise you and one of the obvious highlights being the coming together of the two Khans – Salman and Shah Rukh – in the song Issaqbaazi. Moving on, the story travels to the US and goes on a Mars-inspired mission, too.
It’s here that the graph of the movie and the characters just does not add up. The writing by Himanshu Sharma, has its moments, but it does not translate into the larger-than-life love story that it aspires to be. It swiftly goes hurtling out of orbit and at 2 hours and 25 minutes, the film definitely feels too long drawn.
Bauua first humours Aafia by dancing Shashi Kapoor-style to Humko Tumpe Pyaar Aaya (a robust Kalyanji-Anandji composition from Jab Jab Phool Khile, about a humble Kashmir boatman who falls for a rich tourist). Then he gets a full-on love ditty staged in a hotel corridor complete with Holi colours and rain machine-induced showers.
Before the first half draws to a close, Bauua’s obsession with a troubled, a hard-drinking movie actress Babita Kumari (Katrina Kaif) leads him astray. A day before his wedding to Aafia, an inebriated Babita, coming off a painful breakup, kisses Bauua smack on his lips for all of three seconds. He turns his back on Aafia and scoots.
So, must watch the movie, its all about mixture of Masala, Entertainment, Emotional, Romantic and have a Good story in a movie and very inspirational also. Finally Srk gives us a Super-hit movie and Another 2 Khans in 2018, both are flop with their movies like TOH and Race 3.
Zero movie collects on first day expected 30 crores Around and their lifetime collection upto 200 crores only in India.