The Zoya Factor is a Bollywood romantic comedy based on a novel by Anuja Chauhan. It is co-written by Anuja Chauhan and Pradhuman Singh, who have also worked on films like Tere Bin Laden. This film has the feel of an easy-breezy rom-com, with plenty of charm and wit. It is not a perfect film, but it is enjoyable and worth seeing.
‘The Zoya Factor’ is based on an Indian novel by Anuja Chauhan. Screenplays by Pradhuman Singh Mall and Neha Sharma are effective, but the film lacks the emotional depth that would have made it better. The movie is a light and entertaining watch, but it could have done more to tell a compelling story. It doesn’t really do anything original or memorable.
While the movie doesn’t have much of a plot, it makes the film very likable, as cricket and Bollywood are both very popular in India. Dulquer Salmaan, who played nerdy Karwaan, gives an excellent performance as Indian cricket skipper Nikhil Khoda. His aloofness and charm balance the macho element of the character.
Zoya’s story is an inspirational one. She was born on the day India won the World Cup in 1983, so her family has deemed her a lucky charm. Now, as a junior copywriter at an ad agency, she meets several national-level players and tries to win one of their matches. And while this doesn’t end well, Zoya’s story has the potential to inspire others to follow in her footsteps and become a ‘Zoya’ for their country.
Zoya’s life is inhabited by a diverse cast of characters. Sanjay Kapoor plays her father and brother, Angad Bedi plays her rival, and Manu Rishi is a scheming board member. The story itself is quite touching. This is a book to read and will be cherished for a long time. The Zoya Factor is a delightful romance.
In the ad campaign, the Zoya factor plays a vital role in the success of the team. Zoya’s love life is a mess, but her professional life is equally disastrous. Zoya’s boss wishes she could fire her, but Nikhil’s enthusiasm and self-confidence lead her to dispatch her for a Pepsi ad shoot. She has no idea that she’s about to be a God-woman.