Cast: Anushka, Arya, Sonal Chauhan, Prakash Raj and Others
Directed by: Prakash Rao Kovelamudi
Produced by: Param V Potluri
Banner: PVP Movies
Music by: MM Keeravani
Release Date: 2015-11-27
Size Zero has been making lot of buzz all because of glamorous Anushka doing the role of an overweight woman. Directed Prakasa Rao Kovelamudi and produced by PVP Movies, Size Zero caught the attention of movie lovers. Did it live up to the expectations or not?
What is it about?
Sweety (Anushka) a lazy, oversized woman doesn't find a match. Everyone who comes to see her rejects due to her weighty issues. She falls in love with Abhi (Arya) a documentary moviemaker. When she comes to know that Abhi is after Simran (Sonal) a beautiful and athletic girl, Sweety decides to take a shot at Size Zero slimming clinic. But the methods and protein shakes used by that clinic puts her friend on the death bed. Now Sweety revolts against that clinic and tries to bring down that company owned by Satyanand (Prakash Raj).
Anushka must be given more than hundred marks for her dedication and love shown towards her character. She has put on lots of weight to suit the character. She is at her best in getting the emotions rights. She is sweet and cute as the oversized woman. This is easily the best ever performance from the senior actress.
Arya has a very ordinary character and is he is okay within his limitations. Sonal Chauhan adds glamour to the movie. Prakash Raj excels as usual. Urvashi is good. Gollapudi Maruthi Rao gets a nice character. There are cameos from many actors including Nagarjuna, Rana, Tamanna and others.
Prakasa Rao has a nice visual sense. He visualizes the scenes beautifully but should try to get a tip or two from his father to how to engage the audience with his storytelling. Direction in the second half of the movie is plain ordinary. The subject has stuff to be passed off as a decent entertainer but the second half takes a nosedive after a promising start.
Music by Keeravani is not impressive. None of the songs are catchy which is unlike of Keeravani. Dialogues are good in parts. Cinematography is fine. Production values are commendable. Should appreciate the producer for backing a good concept.
Entertaining First Half
Firstly Size Zero should be lauded for not making fun of the oversized people. Anushka is certainly the show stealer with her stellar performance. It is hard to not to like her even with that oversized figure. Sadly the script isn't in sync with charming Anushka. She is totally let down by a very bad script that keeps on slipping down as the movie progresses.
Size Zero starts on an entertaining note and keeps you engaged with some beautiful moments thrown at right intervals. First half is very passable with some decent laughs offered. But the second half is awfully bad that we literally wait for the titles to roll on. Despite Anushka's best efforts second half is total yawn and migraine inducing. The film's runtime is just over two hours but it feels like an eternity.
Last half an hour turns absolute nonsense and looks like a show reel for PVP Sports. The romantic thread has no surprises and runs on a predictable note. We have seen tons of movies running with similar love triangle and it is dragged and dragged until we are fed up of it. Size Zero had the potential to be a promising film but the second half turned out to be the worst nightmare. Wish the director has put in half the efforts and hard work that Anushka has put into this film.
Verdict: Sweety Shines But The Film Doesn't