‘Zero’ Movie Review: An extraordinary experiment that entertains and excites


Directed By: Aanand L. Rai
Produced By: Red Chillies Entertainment and Colour Yellow Productions
Cast: Shah Rukh Khan, Anushka Sharma, Katrina Kaif
Duration: 2 hrs
Bollywood Bubble Rating: 4/5

Starting from Bauua Singh’s energetic walk to his cheeky talk, everything about this movie manages to hit the sweet spot. While the first half is funny and full of memorable one liners, the second half is awe inspiring and full of jaw-dropping plot twists. In essence, it’s a love story and the many experiences attached to it like infatuation, betrayal, heartbreak and an undying desire to make things right again. While we won’t reveal too much about the story, we can tell you that there is a star sized surprise waiting for you.

The plot starts with Bauua Singh (Shah Rukh Khan) looking for a wife at the age of 38. He finds a date with Aafia Yusufzai (Anushka Sharma) and a few unusual conversations later, they both fall in love (and you fall in love with them too). Both of them are imperfect, but they seem perfect for each other. Their families approve too, but there comes a twist in the tale when Babita Kumari (Katrina Kaif) kisses Bauua Singh.

The performances are avant garde, and it’s tough to pick a winner between the three stars of the film. SRK imbibes the psyche of a dwarf, and the actor makes you forget about the superstar. Katrina Kaif is stunning, and her Rockstar arrogance is spellbinding. Anushka Sharma too manages to string together a consistent performance that does leave you impressed. Even the supporting cast has done a stellar job, with Mohammad Zeeshan Ayyub grabbing the top honours in my book.

Even though there is no explicit message as such in the movie, the one thing I derived was that your size (or your limitations) should not come in between your right to love and your right to dream.

Finally, I’ll say it’s a family entertainer that is just perfect for this festive season.

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