The Zoya Factor Movie Review: Sonam Kapoor's Luck Charm and Dulquer Salmaan's screen charm doesn't save this poorly written film.
Last Modified On: 20 September 2019 | Reviewed By: Saurabh S Nair
The film has some of the moments here and there but it doesn't pull this long 2.5 hours film.
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Cast: Sonam Kapoor, Dulquer Salmaan, Sanjay Kapoor and Angad Bedi
Directed By: Abhishek Sharma
The Zoya Factor chronicles the story of Zoya Solanki, an average girl who lives in a "middle-class" palatial home that has two storeys and includes a massive terrace and a garden. She is believed to be lucky for cricket, as she was born the day India won the World Cup in 1983, or so her father believes.
However, her luck changes when she is sent to shoot an ad with the Indian cricket team. And that's where she runs into the talented and hard-working Nikhil Khoda, the captain of the Indian cricket team, who is a trifle irritated with his team's unusual dependence on superstition, rather than relying on their talent.
The team discovers that Zoya is their lucky mascot and are more than excited to have her around for their matches. Nikhil is less than pleased. Unfortunately, destiny has something else in store for him too.
The film doesn't have a solid screenplay, the film has spoofed out the sport Cricket and advertising portions are poorly handled.
The film's plot has an interesting premise and based on the 2008 novel written by Anuja Chauhan it had all potential of becoming an interesting but when it turned from book to reel it completely lost its charm.
Going by the trailers and the posters, Abhishek Sharma-directed The Zoya Factor seemed like a lighthearted and breezy story. Sadly, it's a rather bland and dreary film that stretches on for ages, peppered with some memorable moments here and there, particularly the ones with Zoya and her family and the commentary during a cricket match.
The Zoya Factor is all about Sonam's character Zoya but the actress poor acting fails to connect with the audience though she has done these type of roles earlier too in movies such as Aisha and Khoobsurat.
Dulquer Salman has a unique charm and screen presence which will increase his female fans in Bollywood, he has performed his role with sheer sincerity but the film doesn't help him to show his immense talent.
Angad Bedi is an underutilized actor he rather looks like a poorly written 90's villain, what can be worse than that.
The Zoya Factor is disappointing, as there was a lot more that could have been done with it. It could have been more entertaining and crisp, or even a wholesome romantic comedy. In the end, it looks like an undercooked food. I suggest you read Mills and Boons book instead of this film.
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