Movie Review of “Zero” (2018) by Suvas Agam
“Zero” movie appears as disappointment to the fans of Shahrukh Khan as it was most awaited movie of this year. Story of vertically challenged person as it appeared in trailer until no one had seen whole movie was expected to inspire all sorts of disabled people to achieve some great dream in life. But once you get in the theater you encounter a different protagonist “Bauua” who is born to a wealthy family and raised in an environment of affluence and indulgence, Bauua was never failed by Meerut or its people. Bauua appears as arrogant character who entertains audience for first half but story takes no good turn rather disappoints audience as it goes on elaborating unnecessary plot. Neither Bauua gets any sympathy from audience as it was expected. Throughout the movie you witness the overconfident attitude of real super star Shahrukh Khan, who doesn’t want to show him pitiful rather a stubborn in all walks of his life.
We must respect the concept of movie director and investor to create such a unique representation of dwarf protagonist. I will also appreciate the acting of all actors. Specially acting of Anushka Sharma seems to overshadow SRK in spite of that SRK also have done marvelous acting no doubt. But the protagonist fails to gain sympathy rather gets hatred of being arrogant throughout the movie. Movie fails to show nice flow in development of character. Anushka Sharma on the other hand seems to be comparatively more attractive character but her voice and her dialogues sometimes are hard to understand. An illiterate dwarf protagonist being chosen to go on astronomical expedition seems totally out of blue. Upside-down storyline on the other hand makes viewer feels to go out of theater. I am not happy to write this for this movie but it is truth that movie fails to touch heart of audience. I am hopeful that Shahrukh Khan will learn from this movie that his arrogance will not work on movie. As Indian audience love to see protagonist who seeks pity and struggles out of problems. Somehow name of movie appears to be right as it is taken as a zero level movie form such a superstar.
My overall rating for movie will be 2 out of 5 stars.
Direction: 1/5Visual appeal: 4/5