As attractive and luring as the teaser may have rolled you in, little would you know that the story would end up wishing for you to give up on logicalities and mere common sense. From a four feet six inches Bauua Singh of Meerut to the love of the whoâ€™s who, Bauua Singh is a charmer. Counting little on sympathy for his vertically challenged condition while oozing out oodles and oodles of confidence in his gait and demeanour, he manages to sweep everyone off their feet who come his way.
â€˜Bauua is a consistent hero, but the story boils down to zero (literally).â€™
Well, who can imagine a minimally cladded guy in ganjis and shorts with basic matriculation to travel Mars unless it is Shahrukh Khan where grandeur and grandiosity synonymises him and itâ€™s obviated to expect the unbelievable.
STORY AND REVIEW: The story is primarily centred around mini-me Shahrukh, who dreams triple the size of his height and call it his fortune or whatever, it does come true. Heâ€™s the man whoâ€™s capable to drop a shooting star, who can charm the socks of a pioneer in the field of aero science (Anushka) while he himself is barely educated, who can unabashedly draw attention in a room filled with people, who involves in the least self-pity and can be the closest of the leading celebrity (Katrina) while the others might be left dreaming of that position.
While the pre and post interval halves would give you drastically different perspectives and reviews about the flick, the first half could rather be termed as â€˜entertainingâ€™ with the follow up as â€˜utterly nonsensicalâ€™.
Only if the story made little sense and we could gulp down the least credibility of the story down our throats, I would have had a different review.
The first half is a funny and entertaining that portrays him as a 38 years old local guy who falls head over heels in love with Aafia (Anushka), only to end up eloping from his own marriage by the virtue of his non-committal nature and as dim-witted a reason as a dance competition for Babita Kumari, which could get him to toss his marriage over.
The second half gets stretchy, lengthy and boring with his journey only for one to realise that this would require the audience to have their thinking caps off for if you try and figure out the possibility of what was portrayed post interval, being â€˜far-fetchedâ€™ would be an understatement. But since it is Shahrukh Khan, you can expect the unexpected.
DIRECTION AND OTHER ASPECTS: Barring the story that neither made head nor tail, I would most certainly eulogise where itâ€™s due. If it is the VFX to project him in his miniature version or the stupendous sets where the flick has been shot or for that matter, the direction where there are lesser than marginal flaws that I can point my finger at, the movie has surpassed each and every aspect in the most magnificent manner.
A special mention to the dialogues! It definitely deserves appreciation for the dialogues that don't seem repetitve and rather innovative
ACTING: I could epitomise the acting in single statement and it wouldnâ€™t take me a second thought to say this, â€˜This has been one of Shah Rukh Khan, Anushka and Katrinaâ€™s best performances so far!â€™
FINAL VERDICT: While the story doesnâ€™t hold much stance as it gets stretchy and boring after a certain point, picturesque views, shots and sets would get your attention held on and since it doesnâ€™t really do much justice, I would give Zero 2.5 out of 5 stars.