I saw Zero. Yes, the movie, Zero.
Before I even saw the movie, I had to constantly swipe through all the memes and negative reviews that had already been on since the first day. At a certain point in time, I had almost decided that I should really not watch this movie. But the last movie I saw at the cinema hall was The Nun.
So I decided that I would watch this movie. I cleared my mind of all the inputs so far, just because I wanted to watch a movie with my family. It had been a while.
Below this section, you might find some minor spoilers here and there, given how fast the movie bits get leaked on social media. I will try my best to keep my review as spoiler free as possible. Anyway, spoiler alert is ON!Proceed with your own caution!
The first thing that I have to say about Zero is that this is not the average Bollywood movie and not the typical SRK romance movie. This is not everyone’s cup of tea (at least, not for me).
I had much difficulty in classifying this movie, given that most of our generation has been seeing Shah Rukh Khan romance all those pretty ladies for a long time. The best way I can classify it is by saying that this movie is-
A movie describing the eternal clash between a person’s status quo and, his/her aspirations and dreams.
When I say ‘A movie’, I literally mean it. This is not the ideal movie for this theme. But this movie should appeal to the younger people and kids, I guess. My youngest brother enjoyed it, which is why I am making this assumption.
I want to appreciate SRK for the effort he’s putting in playing such sundry characters. Just think about it – G.One, Aryan Khan’s lookalike fan Gaurav, and now a midget. Who knows, that maybe in the future, this themes might actually be the moneymakers?
I know, I know – the older generation will not be easily accepting such stuff.
Going into the movie, you need to watch it from the beginning to the end, to have a grasp at its unconventional story. Any interruption while watching the movie will mean that the movie will leave you stranded. It is just that kind of movie in which every damn single thing is linked to each other, sometimes as far as the beginning to the end. So, in the first glance, you should find subplots left and right.
However, the one who truly shines in the movie is Anushka Sharma. Her portrayal of the character, Aafia Yusufzai Bhinder seemed picture-perfect to me. I don’t know if anyone else thinks, but has she become more beautiful over time? Also, needless to say, her character was the most developed in the movie. Her character is perhaps the only one to have a complete arc (I don’t know if I am using the correct phrases here).
Katrina Kaif’s character, Babita Kumari, seems a bit tad underdeveloped, maybe because her character was a stepping stone for the movie to go forward, eh? Her style is though on target, matching with the character’s demands.
The other actors also tried to do justice to their characters, but I feel that they weren’t given much time and focus, so they felt incomplete. They were almost absent from the 2nd half of the movie, which I felt, was disappointing.
The one thing that I was bamboozled in doing was to find the true villain in the movie. The only thing that I can say in this respect is that I found 2 characters, at least, vying for that top spot. You may find more, I don’t know.
But I loved Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub’s Guddu. That’s certain.
In the music part, I didn’t give much attention. There is only one song that caught my mind – Mere Naam Tu.
I think I am writing too much, maybe?
Out of 5, I would give it a 3.1. It’s just that kind of movie for me; a little interesting, a little confusing, a little misguided and a little ambitious, like most people nowadays.
As for the title of this write-up, I will leave it up to you to decide whether this is satisfactory or not, after watching the movie (if you really do)!