King Khan’s “ZERO” Released Today

Mumbai: Directed by Anand L. Rai, the three started movie “ZERO” is released today globally in Hindi. It is jointly produced by Colour Yellow Productions and Gauri Khan’s Red Chillies Entertainment. Its budget is Rs. 200 crore(US $28 million), which is Khan’s most expensive film. It has a run time of 164 minutes and is distributed by Yash Raj Films. This is the second collaboration between the two Actress, Kaitrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma Kohli with Shah Rukh Khan after their 2012 film “Jab Tak Hai Jan”. This movie counts as Shridevi’s last film appearance, as after filming it she died. The film’s soundtrack was composed and produced by Ajay-Atul. Tanishk Bagchi worked as a guest composer. Lyrics are written by Irshad Kamil and Kumaar.

Cast

  1. Shah Rukh Khan as Bauua Singh, a short man
  2. Anushka Sharma as Aafia Yusufzai Bhinder, a NASA scientist with cerebral palsy
  3. Katrina Kaif as Babita Kumari, an alcoholic Bollywood actress
  4. Abhay Deol as Babita’s love interest
  5. Madhavan
  6. Tigmanshu Dhulia as Bauua’s father
  7. Sheeba Chaddha as Beena Singh
  8. Brijendra Kala as marriage alliance officer
  9. Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub as Guddu Singh
  10. Javed Jaffrey (voice-over at a dance competition)

Special appearances

  1. Salman Khan
  2. Kajol
  3. Rani Mukerji
  4. Sridevi
  5. Alia Bhatt
  6. Karisma Kapoor
  7. Juhi Chawla
  8. Deepika Padukone
  9. Ganesh Acharya
  10. Remo D’Souza

Plot

A vertically challenged(draf) man, Bauua Singh(Shah Rukh Khan), from Meerut, finds it difficult to get a match for marriage. A great beliver of love he did not get frustrated, and with much difficulty through the help of matrimonial sites he gets a companion in Aafia Bhinder(Anushka Sharma Kohli), a NASA scientist, suffering from cerebral palsy. In between appears Babita Kumari (Katrina Kaif), who is an alcoholic Bollywood Actress, of whom Bauua Sing is a great fan. Babita also somehow gets close with him, testing his first relationship. There is love triangle between the trio, and Bauua’s search for true love, takes him to different places of earth and he also reaches Mars.

 Review

The movie is suffering from inconsistency, as though a great play, it could not be executed effectively. The film’s first half is spent on setting up this unconventional romance, but the plot doesn’t appeal much. The ideas get a lot more audacious in the second half. At one point, Zero dazzles with moments of colour and vibrancy, but then it also follows up with dull scenes that fail to launch the drama in the zone that it’s supposed to be in. At first go, the film will make the audience light and easy, which is good, but the problem is that it doesn’t really will take then on that flight of entertainment, which is set out for. Though this movie sends a message to the public that the people should not allow physical or emotional challenge to over power their their spirits and resilience, but is not upto the mark.

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