While the t-town is busy spangling praises for heroes, Anushka strikes again with a different avatar in Size Zero. Read the review to know if the lady Superstar continued her success streak.
Size Zero is all about a fat girl, Soundarya (Anushka) and the kind of oddness she faces in the society while her parents struggles to get her a perfect match. The film makes it a strong point to tell us that sizes and shapes have nothing to do with a girl's likes and desires. It showcases the day-to-day insults an obese girl faces in a society that stereotypes 'fat'. Can her appearance determine her dreams? What is it Soundarya realizes in the run to get fit, forms the story.
Anushka strikes the chord yet again. She has proved once more that she can make you love her in any damn avatar. The effort she has put in to get into the shoes of Soundarya and understand her, indeed reflected on the screen as she has perfectly emoted the character. The inner turmoil, the character goes through was put out skilfully by the actress, keeping the innocence intact. Arya, Sonal Chauhan, Prakash Raj and Urvashi supported the story well.
Technical Aspects & Analysis:
Art department of the film deserves a huge shout out as they are largely successful in setting up the mood of the film. Its a lot of food on the screen and you actually end up feeling heavily stuffed after awhile. The colors used reflects how girly Soundarya is. However, Director Prakash Kovelamudi failed to make it an engaging film since it lacks the pace and a couple of songs were forcefully placed, which further spoiled the tempo of the film. Though the director opted an interesting line, he dragged it down to the ends bring many boring moments. Cinematography, music and production values were commendable.
Size Zero deals with an often overlooked issue with great sensibilities. Though it dawdled in establishing the emotional connect, Anushka easily makes you sit through with her cute traits. READ MORE IN THE SLIDES BELOW.
Size Zero also portrays a beautiful relation between a mother and a daughter. Urvashi played the role of Anushka's mother in the film.
Hansika, Rana, Bobby Simha, Tamannaah, Adivi Sesh, Nagarjuna make their special appearances in a song.
Soundarya falls in love with Abhi at the first sight but he do not posses any feelings for her. A scene where he makes a documentary on local hygiene in Hyderabad with serial actors was funny.
Sonal Chauhan's entrance develops the story as Sweety starts feeling insecure and frustrated with her presence.
Prakash Raj plays the role of 'Size Zero' gym instructor, who promises to make Sweety from fat to fit. But soon Sweety figures out the facts of his programme.
Size Zero makes it a point that happy girls are the beautiful girls and its not about the sizes and shapes.
Music by Keeravani was soulful and especially Mellaga Mellaga song was used well to establish Sweety's character.
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