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Zero (2018)

Zero (2018)
Zero (2018)

Zero is a 2018 Indian Hindi-language romantic drama film, written by Himanshu Sharma and directed by Aanand L. Rai. It was jointly produced by Colour Yellow Productions and Red Chillies Entertainment’s Gauri Khan, and stars Shah Rukh Khan, Anushka Sharma and Katrina Kaif. It follows Bauua Singh, a short man from Meerut who, after having difficulty finding a marriage partner, finds a companion in Aafia Bhinder, a NASA scientist with cerebral palsy. However, leading superstar Babita also gets close with him, testing his first relationship. This love triangle takes them to far-off cities, and thrusts Bauua on an adventure to discover both his true love and completeness in a life lived to the fullest.

Produced on an budget of ₹200 crore (US$28 million), Zero is Khan’s most expensive film. The film was conceived by Rai in 2012, after he was inspired by the superhero genre. Pre-production began in 2016. Initially having a working title of Katrina Meri Jaan, Zero went through numerous title changes before arriving at the final title in early 2018. Principal photography of the film began in Mumbai on May 2017. It marked the last film appearance of Sridevi, who died shortly after completing the film. Filming concluded in 2018 at Orlando. The film’s soundtrack is composed by Ajay-Atul with lyrics written by Irshad Kamil, under the label T-Series.

It was released on 21 December 2018, to mixed reviews from critics. Critics particularly praised the film’s visual effects and the performance of Khan, but the screenplay was criticised for its inconsistency. It earned ₹20.14 crore nett in India on its first day.

Starring: Shah Rukh Khan, Anushka Sharma, Katrina Kaif, Tigmanshu Dhulia

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