Zero (2018)

Katrina Kaif: She appears in a smaller part, but she totally impresses in the performance of a conflicted Bollywood star, which is also heartbroken.

Anushka Sharma: Her character had wonderful potential, the mannerisms employed by the actress to portray the handicap, don’t always look consistent or convincing.

Shah Rukh Khan: He pulls off romantic moments and he does that here with charm and intensity. He is excellent as the short but charismatic Bauua in a story that relies highly on special effects.

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.

Cinematography: Average

Screenplay: Good

Direction: Director Aanand L Rai’s characters never let their physical challenges overpower their spirit and resilience.

Zero (2018): 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.

 

Review by Shreya Ghosh

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