Shah Rukh Khan (SRK) opens Zero with all his charm. OMG! Is he really back after being through Jab Harry Met Sejal, NOOOOO. Zero is impressive till the interval, but later, feels like the whole entourage lost all interest in making this excuse called a film. Can’t even call it a plot because it’s lost in the first place. Bauua (SRK) is a dwarf but has pots and pots of money, to the extent that he spends Rupees six lakhs in arranging holi celebrations to impress a wheel chair-bound Anushka Sharma, who goes by a nationally integrated name. Not that she suffers due to her condition. She is a scientist and the one who found water on Mars. Yes, Mars! If that sounds strange, Katrina, out of all the men around, kisses a dwarf to teach men a lesson. And she is named Babita Kumari (who wears couture). Also Bauua can make stars fall, the real ones fall. DIGEST THIS!
The film starts with Aanand L.Rai’s standard signature. Loud masala, great punch-lines and a good supporting cast, but in the second half, everything is forgotten, primarily logic. Bauua’s family is introduced nicely and completely sidelined later. The screenplay is so loosely written that you can’t figure out where those 160 minutes are heading to. Even if SRK wasn’t a dwarf, the film would have been the same because that is not at all the point they have focused on.
To add some comedy, the script takes a dig at many people: the Khans, the Kapoors, the Salman-Katrina controversy and many more. There are darjan ke bhav mein cameos, can’t list them all here, but it even includes Mallika Dua. If you are planning to go for Zero, watch Tanu Weds Manu again instead, because that is Aanand L Rai, not this.