The Zoya Factor is a Hindi language film starring Dulquer Salmaan and Sonam Kapoor. It is a romantic-drama film which is directed by Abhishek Sharma and produced by Fox Star Studios, Pooja Shetty and Aarti Shetty. “ The Zoya Factor ” is a light adaptation of Anuja Chauhan‘s 2008 novel of the same name.
- Dulquer Salmaan as Nikhil Khoda, an Indian cricket team captain.
- Sonam Kapoor as Zoya Singh Solanki, an advertising executive.
- Sanjay Kapoor as Vijayendra Singh Solanki, Zoya’s father.
- Angad Bedi as Robin Rawal, Indian Cricketer.
- Sikander Kher as Zoya’s brother.
- Rahul Khanna as Nikhil’s Brother.
- Sourabh Shukla as Nikhil’s Dad.
“The Zoya factor” is based on the novel written by Anuja Chouhan. She has also written additional dialogues for the film.
Initially, the release date was declared as 5th April 2019, but later that was advanced to 14 June 2019, for a release during the cricket world cup. But finally, it is slated to release on 20 September 2019 by Fox Star Studios.
A first look poster giving the release date of the film was released on 23 May. The Official promo of the movie was released on 24 August 2019. The official trailer of “The Zoya factor” was released on 29 August 2019 by Fox Star Studios.
Main Story Of The Film
When the younger players in India’s cricket team find out that Zoya Singh Solanki (Sonam Kapoor) was born at the very moment India won the World Cup back in 1983, they are intrigued. When having breakfast with her is followed by victories on the field, they are impressed. And when not eating with her results in defeat, they decide she’s (Sonam Kapoor) a lucky charm. The nation goes a step further. Amazed at the ragtag team’s sudden spurt of victories, it declares her a Goddess. So when the eccentric IBCC president and his mesmeric, always-exquisitely-attired Swamiji invite Zoya (Sonam Kapoor) to accompany the team to the tenth ICC World Cup, she has no choice but to agree. Pursued by international cricket boards, on the one hand, wooed by Cola majors on the other, Zoya (Sonam Kapoor) struggles to stay grounded in the thick of the world cup action. And it doesn’t help that she keeps clashing with the erratically brilliant new skipper who tells her flatly that he doesn’t believe in luck.
Music Composer of “The Zoya Factor” is Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy and lyrics are penned by Amitabh Bhattacharya.
|Lucky Charm||Raghuvir Yadav, Shankar Mahadevan|
|Pepsi Ki Kasam||Benny Dayal|
|Kaash||Arijit Singh, Alyssa Mendonsa|
Luck factor can not be denied in life, but when this factor turns into superstition then it becomes like this with hard work and talent. This is the director Abhishek Sharma’s’The Zoya factor is the origin of ‘. Earlier, Abhishek Sharma has brought light films like ‘Tere Bin Laden’ and ‘Shaukeen’. He also directed ‘Pokhran’ based on the true event of the nuclear test. This time through ‘The Zoya Factor’, he has once again appeared with the light-hearted comedy.
story: Zoya born on 25 August 1983, considered historic for India (Sonam Kapoor) Gives his cricket-loving family the title of Lucky Charm. They feel that Zoya’s birth is instrumental in India’s winning the World Cup. Since then, whether it is street cricket or Zoya’s job, everywhere Zoya’s luck factor is overcome at the last moment by her sinking boat. Zoya, who works as a junior copywriter in the advertising world by profession, sends her ad agency to do a photoshoot of the Indian cricket team. There Zoya and Indian cricket team captain Nikhil Khoda (Dulquer Salmaan) At first sight are tied to each other’s charm. The next day, while having breakfast with the Indian cricket team at the breakfast table, Zoya tells everyone that her family considers her a lucky charm for cricket, many of the team’s players seem impressed. On the same day when India wins the match in an incredible way, the team’s confidence is confirmed that Zoya is lucky in terms of cricket. However, Nikhil has faith in the hard work and talent of the players rather than Luck. Zoya and Nikhil’s love go ahead and grows with that, the Indian cricket team’s belief in Zoya to be a lucky charm for cricket. There the Indian Cricket Board offers Zoya to become the Lucky Muscat of the Indian cricket team so that they can win the World Cup. Zoya at first rejects this offer, but when the team’s player Robin (Angad Bedi) creates misunderstandings between her and Nikhil, So she signs a contract of one crore to prove her luck factor in front of Nikhil. Now does Zoya’s lucky charm work in the World Cup or does Nikhil believe his team? You will have to watch the film to know this.
Review: Abhishek Kapoor, his film based on Anuja Chauhan’s book, has kept a lot of light in the first half. It entertains the audience but in pieces. The pace of the film is quite slow before the intermission. The film picks up as soon as the Zoya Factor is on in the second half, but the way the director has shown the Indian team winning with Zoya’s Luck Factor seems childish. Commentators commentary is laughable, but you wonder if this type of commentary is possible in cricket. The director has taken a lot of cinematic liberty in this film, woven around cricket to hold the entertainment strings.
- The film is a cocktail of cricket, astrology, love, and comedy.
- Dulquer Salmaan’s acting has been tremendous.
- Sonam Kapoor’s monologue rocked.
Rating: 3/5 star
Director: Abhishek Sharma
Actors: Sonam Kapoor, Dulkar Salman, Sanjay Kapoor, Sikander Kher, Manu, and Angad Bedi.