I’m not going to try to break down the film’s content. I won’t spoil the plot for you, but I will tell you that the film is serious. It portrays the debate between hard work and luck in the film industry. The film’s main character, Zorawar, warns against being a deshbhakti or mob leader. And Dulquer Salmaan’s pan-India appeal is undeniable.
In the film, Zoya mentions her date of birth and even mentions her lucky charm. This works, and India wins the match. The players then try to stop Zoya from going back to India, and even bribe her to eat breakfast with them for the next match. Of course, Nikhil doesn’t believe in luck or the Zoya Factor, but he can’t resist being tempted by the charms of this charming character.
The Zoya Factor is directed by Abhishek Sharma and stars Sonam Kapoor Ahuja. The film centers on a copywriter, Zoya, who was born on the same day as India won the 1983 cricket World Cup. Her family considers her lucky. She works for an ad agency and eventually gets sent on an ad photo shoot with the Indian cricket team. This gives her a newfound respect for the sport.
Bollywood and cricket go hand-in-hand, and the combination of the two makes this film very likable. Dulquer Salmaan, who played nerdy Karwaan, exudes charm as the Indian skipper Nikhil Khoda. He delivers the right balance of charm, macho, and aloofness. In his role, Salmaan’s charm and aloofness makes the film a real pleasure to watch.
While Zoya’s love life and professional life are both lacking, she remains committed to her job and believes in her abilities. Her boss, Nikhil, wishes she could fire her, but her love life is just as disastrous. The show is filled with a number of snubbed lines, and the characters aren’t always likable. And the story itself isn’t perfect. While this episode has its moments, there is still plenty to love about it.
I was captivated by Zoya’s worldview, and found myself rooting for her. She falls in love with Nikhil Khoda, the captain of the Indian cricket team, and finds herself in the middle of a tough campaign. She must work with a famous cricketer and his scheming brother. In the end, she manages to win. This is a story worth telling.