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Even World Class VFX & a Unique Dwarf Fail to Overshadow the Shoddy Scrip of this movie...

  • Shashank Shekhar

    Shashank Shekhar (5,254 DM Points)

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    2.0
    Desimartini | Updated - July 24, 2019 12:02 PM IST
    3.0DM (83288 ratings)

    Verdict - A brave & Gutsy attempt with with star power & brilliant VFX…….but sadly the movie compromises on the character-driven storyline…

    Zero (Bollywood)Watch trailerRelease date : December 21, 2018

    Zero was one of the most anticipated movies of 2018 as not only it starred the Global Super Star of Bollywood- Mr. Shahrukh Khan, but also because the trailers had introduced us to an arrogant, witty, one-of-a-kind, and out-of-the-box character Baua Singh. Maybe it was the first time that a mainstream commercial hero was experimenting with his role to a great extent by portraying a dwarf character, and to be honest, Khan brings induces a fresh vibe to this character and tries his best to put him among the league of all time iconic characters.
    But, sadly, the story line is so blotted and old-school, that your interest & patience starts to fizzle out after the first half. The first half is no doubt funny, entertaining, sarcastic, humourous, & the beautifully picturized song and the perfect chemistry between Anushka & SRK keep you hooked along with inducing some laughs among the audience.

    But, the problem starts when the story shifts from the small town to NASA in US and the same old repeated love story begins which we have seen multiple times previously in SRK movies. Clearly, the superstar is having trouble or is not in mood to detach himself from his charismatic persona of a charming romantic hero and this very obsession of his with himself is leading to the audience loosing faith in him. In this movie, the story movie starts to go downhill as the hero tries to woo the leading lady by going to MARS in a space shuttle by replacing a dog.
    Anushka Sharma tries her best to play the complex & challenging character of a Aafia, who is a brilliant scientist but suffers from cerebral palsy. The effort is praiseworthy but sadly the performance is inconsistent. Overall, the movie is a brave attempt to peddle something different to audience in terms of cinematic quality & characterization, but the screenplay lacks the ability to keep the audience gripped. Surely, SRK has lost his midas touch which sadly is an indication that his golden era is now gone and boy we badly miss that yound SRK of 90’s & 2000 who used to rule the roost & hearts once upon a time in Bollywood!!!!!

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