I really wanted more out of SRK after a couple of above average films like Dear Zindagi and Raees and really had hoped that this might just do it for him because it covers a couple of sensitive topics.
Above all, it isn’t only Khan who should be held in custody for being a part of this film but also the tag team of Anand L. Rai (director) and Himanshu Sharma (screenplay), after giving us some good one-time watches and then touching the sky with Tanu Weds Manu Returns, really fall into the ocean, sinking, without any oxygen support. How much ever you try to concentrate on this flick, it just doesn’t want to give you something to look forward to.
After the film lost me for multiple times, I still didn’t understand where the story was trying to take me. I almost wasn’t going to go for it even after booking the tickets and how much I wished later that, that came true. Ajay–Atul‘s music keeps you from dozing off. If speaking individually, I felt Katrina Kaif is a better show to watch than Anushka Sharma, herein. That’s how frail her portrayal of the character is. She almost disgraced it, even. I could watch Margarita With A Straw three more times JUST to witness how fantastically Kalki Koechlin performs [obviously, she played the character of person with cerebral palsy too].
I actually have no complaints with Shah Rukh Khan, individually, as he manages to give complete justice to his role. Withal, Zero touches a few emotional chords as well as tingles you slightly with it’s funny tidbits. Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub, Sheeba Chaddha, Tigmanshu Dhulia, Brijendra Kala and Abhey Deol are at their usual best.
Lastly, there were way TOO many special appearances. Completely extraneous. Was it that the producers already knew that the story was a fiasco and only wanted to amuse the moviegoers by doing this? Well, it didn’t work. Even elongated duration added to the misery.