Zero Movie Review


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By Roman Valiev

Imelda Galeana, Staff Writer

The Netflix original movie “Zero”, takes place in the urban Indian city Meerut where the minuscule, yet love-seeking man Bauua Singh (Shah Rukh Khan) falls in love with a young scientist named Aafia Yusufz(Anushka Sharma) who suffers from cerebral palsy. “Zero” captures the true standards of  love and happiness along with various conflicts throughout the story.


      To begin, Singh is known as a self-absorbed bachelor in his rich father’s shadow with a few height issues, but those factors almost never affect his confidence in himself. He then meets the scientist Yusufz who quickly humbles him to the reality of his situation. However, despite all odds against them, Sing and Aafia who quickly falls for each other sees that they both have had to deal with various amounts of struggles in their lives which gives them opportunities to take a chance on one another, knowing what it feels like to endure painful endeavors.


      Suddenly, Singh gains a close relationship with movie superstar Babita Kumari (Katrina Kaif) that takes him on a wild ride due to the fact that her and Aafia couldn’t be more different. For example, Yusufz is a more sensitive kind of a woman, while Singh is and has been the type of woman to fight for herself, speak when she thinks, and stand up for herself when she feels it’s necessary. So needless to say, this “shift” of reality threw Singh for a loop.


      Finally, Singh’s love saga heads to Bollywood, which is one of the most famous cities in the world, especially for movies and music. But all while Singh is living his “oh-so-fantastic” movie star life, he realizes that he is not truly happy with this outcome of his love life and how many twists and turns it takes throughout the film. As a result of this, he decides to travel to the U.S. to take on a mission for a discovery of life on Mars from NASA. The film portrays this as an escape of feelings for Singh and his love life.


      Overall, despite all the different plot twists through the film, I think that the main theme was true love and the most striking, head-on message was that true love can be found anywhere no matter the circumstances. The director portrays this by giving both Yusufz and Singh obstacles to deal with such as being vertically challenged and in his father’s shadow and cerebral palsy to show how truly equal at heart they are because they both want people to see them for who they truly are and that love has no restrictions nor is it unsure. “Zero” was a very eye-opening movie that has many deep perceptions.