Aanand L. Rai and SRK end the year with a disaster | Zero Movie Review

Zero, starring SRK, Anushka and Katrina, is a blend of good VFX, average acting, very poor direction and an ‘absurd, confusing and a bullshit’ story-line. And I am still trying to know what was the whole point of the movie?

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Cast: Shah Rukh Khan, Anushka Sharma, Katrina Kaif, Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub, R. Madhavan, Tigmanshu Dhulia, Abhay Deol, Sheeba Chaddha and Brijendra Kala and too many cameos(for no reason)

Director: Aanand L. Rai

Rating: PREPOSTEROUS !!!!!!

Review:  The movie revolves around a singing, dancing and romancing character Bauua Singh(SRK), who is a 4ft 6in guy living in Meerut(U.P.). He meets ..err…wait! You can bloody read the plot and summary on IMDb. Let’s get directly to the point.

Aanand L. Rai, who is known for his great direction in Tanu Weds Manu (series) and Raanjhanaa, utterly disappoints us in Zero. The first half of the movie is decent and some parts are funny and bearable. But you start to get the feeling of the movie going on a downhill when you see Bauua countdowns from 10 to 0 and you see a shooting star. In the second half, I was not only bored to death but I think I lost few of my brain cells too. No two scenes seem to be connected and the story derails into the pit of absurdity. I can’t go into the details because of spoilers. Go and watch them for yourself. 

The story transcends from Meerut to Mars, ends on a weird note and you walk out of the theatre with just one question “WHAT THE FUCK WAS THAT???” At some point in the second half, I stopped using my brain and just gazed into the screen and waited for the movie to end.  

Footnotes:

  • Zeeshan Ayyub has a small role yet he is better than Anushka and Katrina combined. To my surprise, Katrina did a better job in acting than Anushka (If you say playing a role of someone with a cerebral palsy is tough, then you should watch Kalki in “Margarita with a straw“). 
  • Few of the roles had no importance in the movie like that of Katrina Kaif and Tigmanshu Dhulia. Though both of them did a decent job.
  • You can definitely skip the movie and you will miss nothing.

– Ashutosh Dubey


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