Zero is all about four feet six inches Bauua Singh (Shah Rukh Khan), a NASA scientist with cerebral palsy Aafia Yusufzai Bhinder (Anushka Sharma) and last but not the least an alcoholic Bollywood actress Babita Kumari (Katrina Kaif).
Zero stars on a promising note as we get to meet Bauua’s world, Guddu Singh (Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub), Ashok Singh (Tigmanshu Dhulia), and Beena Singh (Sheeba Chaddha). They are fun and real, something that has an Aanand L Rai stamp on it.
We then get to meet both the leading ladies, Aafia and Babita and that’s when things start to fall apart. Bauua, Aafia and Babita are brilliant as individuals, but together they are a disaster.
Individually, Shah Rukh Khan, Anushka Sharma and Katrina Kaif are brilliant, but together they are just all over the place. The characters are flawed, but then Bauua suddenly has these superhero qualities that look force fit.
Zero falls flat thanks to the way the film has been written. Scenes are just stuffed, the writing is all over the place, and the characters walk in and walk out of the frame as and when they like.
Anyways, the best part about the film is the party sequence featuring Sridevi, Karisma Kapoor, Kajol, Rani Mukerji, Juhi Chawla, Deepika Padukone and Alia Bhatt. This one reminded me of a similar sequence in the film Om Shanti Om.
The song Humko Tumpe Pyaar Aaya, a recreating from the 1965 film Jab Jab Phool Khile (Nanda and Shashi Kapoor), is to die for. Also its a high to see Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan sharing screen space.
Rarely has a film aroused so much curiosity as Zero and sadly this one falls flat. All in all, Zero falls flat thus giving us nothing that we can believe in. The film is outlandish and bizarre.
Rating: Two And A Half