So much glamour and absolutely no content? Is this the beginning of a disappointing end to 2018? Director Anand L. Rai, why would you do this to us?

Rating – 2 / 5

He might be the King of the industry, but looking at his recent track record to back to back flops (Happy New Year, Dilwale, Fan, Jab Harry Met Sejal etc.), I’m seriously doubting SRK’s choices and credibility. No offense to any of you hardcore Shah Rukh fans out there, but was there really a need for yet another disastrous display, that too involving two leading ladies of Bollywood?

Following a highly persuasive trailer, greatly energetic promotions and decently catchy songs, Zero has proven to be one of those films that blows up right on your face, leaving you in a pool of dying expectations and “zero” respect for the lead actors.

Baua Singh (Shah Rukh Khan), a 4 feet-something arrogant little human from Meerut, falls in love, and is eventually to get married to Aafia Yusufzai Bhinder (Anushka Sharma), a half-Afghani half-Punjabi NSAR scientist with cerebral palsy, internationally known to have discovered water on Mars. But the twist in the tale occurs when our dear Baua wins a golden chance to finally meet the woman of his dreams, Babita Kumari (Katrina Kaif), a ridiculously hot (yet heartbroken) celebrity, who chooses to drown her sorrows in bottles of vodka. Basically, an overly complicated and incomplete love triangle that involves a rocket being sent to Mars…

Gutka khaate ho gappa-gap, sperm chhote pad gaye tumhare aur kya!

When it comes to performances, none of the three so-called “stars” of our movie industry were able to leave a mark in your memory. I guess the only one who got slightly close was shockingly Katrina Kaif, who looks irresistible in her bold, fearless alcoholic avatar.

A mildly entertaining first half that that slows down and simply drags through post-interval and eventually, bursts into unfortunate flames towards the end (a trend I’m noticing quite often in recent cinema). Weirdly enough, the poor cinematography was quite evident throughout, with a handful of switching and a lack of a swift transition between incomplete scenes.

And speaking of scenes, can someone please tell me why there was a need to have seven leading Bollywood actresses (Juhi, Alia, Deepika, Kajol etc.) during an unimportant fleeting moment of the film? And a random dance competition judged by Salman Khan (obviously) where our friend Baua Singh is competing with Ganesh Acharya and Remo D’Souza (spoiler alert – SRK wins!) Not to forget, the immensely average dialogues and songs didn’t make it any better.

An overdoze of (unnecessary) drama, an unbearable script (involving something to do with stars and Mars or whatever), and an utter waste of talent and time – trust me guys, unless you’re a diehard SRK fan, save yourselves and don’t even consider watching this one!

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Diu Somani, The CineSurgeon, is a student of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery at the Royal Veterinary College in London. Diu has two main loves, animals and Bollywood.