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Movie Review: The Zoya Factor

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Producers- Pooja Shetty Deora and Aarti Shetty

Director- Abhishek Sharma

Star Cast- Sonam K Ahuja, Dulquer Salmaan, Sanjay Kapoor, Angad Bedi, Sikander Kher, Manu Rishi Chaddha and Koel Puri

Genre- Social

Rating- ***

Simple and Sweet!

Jyothi Venkatesh

The premise of the film based on the book by Anuja Chauhan of the same title, is simple and sweet. Sonam Kapoor plays Zoya, a young and successful advertising executive who born on the same day that India won the 1983 cricket World Cup. Though she is considered by her family to be a lucky charm when it comes to winning matches, albeit gully cricket, when the Indian cricket management want to sign her on as a lucky mascot for the present team, she finds herself in a fix.

When the love struck Zoya meets Nikhil Khoda (Dulquer Salmaan), captain of the Indian cricket team, they hit it off instantly. Though soon, she has the entire team eating out of her hands because she lets out her ‘luck factor’ story over breakfast with them, Nikhil is upset because he wants his team to win on merit and not just because of some lucky charm.

Though he failed in his first outing Kaarwaan, this time around Dulquer goes all out with his hunky, romantic avatar as Nikhil and endears to each and every viewer as a loveable happy go lucky guy who is also vulnerable to his moods and undoubtedly steals the show with his absolutely brilliant portrayal as the down to earth captain who has a heart of gold. Sonam Kapoor , who calls herself as Sonam K Ahuja as a goofy junior copy writer fits into her role like a glove. In between dating several losers including a balding and pot bellied dentist and trying to save her flailing professional career, her comic timing is on the ball through most of the film.  Sonam and Dulquer’s chemistry works its magic and grows on you. Angad Bedi has been wasted in a half baked role while Manu Rishi Chaddha impresses you. Sikander Kher and Sanjay Kapoor pass the muster but do not have anything substantial by way of their roles.

Kudos to Abhishek Sharma for having invested his film with human touches even while trying to make a thought provoking film with a subtle message whether luck or talent counts in any field. Whether the film turns out to be a hit at the box office or not, it is a charming heartwarming sweet and simple film. Don’t miss it!

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