I’ll right a slightly longer review in a minute, and then a much longer review with spoilers, and then possibly a much MUCH longer review with scene by scenes (but maybe not, it’s not really that kind of movie). But for now, having just gotten home, I want to simply give the broad strokes of the experience by the numbers.
Number of people at a noon show on a regular working Wednesday: 4 men, 8 women, 1 baby.
Percent of wig versus SRK real hair: 50/50
Jingoism on a scale of 0 to 10: Veering wildly as high as 8 and as low as 2 scene by scene, finally landing around 3
Plausibility of action scenes: Negative 10
Enjoyability of action scenes: Positive 200
Dips-SRK Chemistry: Below Chennai Express, above Happy New Year
Number of songs in the film: 1 plus end credits song
SRK-Salman Chemistry: Same as Karan-Arjun
SRK Comfortable Self-Aware Charm: Stable at a Thousand, as always
Logic in Plot: Not Applicable
Amount that I myself enjoyed it: If Chennai Express is 100, and Zero is Zero, somewhere around 80%
Slightly Spoiler Bonus, Trigger Warnings: 1, if you’ve come out of the past few years with a virus phobia
Am I allowed to disagree? Dips-Srk chemistry was higher than any of their pairings for me. But let’s wait for your longer review 😀
Of course you can disagree! Chennai Express is TOPS for me, so we can fight it out over whether this or that should take the prize.
Before seeing it in 3 hours I will venture that the chemistry here will be more sexual vs the romantic chemistry of CE.
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Their chemistry being better than Happy New Year is all that I really need to know. I’m so happy that you enjoyed the movie though 🙂
It really is! Sexy, equal, all that good stuff.
I’ve walked out after the movie with a sense of lightness, coming home, feeling like I’m put together again, that my world was more ok than not and almost feeling recharged and wanting to make progress in my life. Healing power of SRK on screen. ♥️
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Thank you for saying it, so I know it wasn’t just me. SRK onscreen again somehow made the whole world feel right, this is how it should be, the past few years were just a strange nightmare.
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Yes! I was so surprised at this lightness I felt and feeling like I had emotional capacity to take on life that I haven’t felt in the last 3 years. I really was not expecting to have this impact on me.
Don’t know how to explain it. SRK on screen, shining as his best is healing for my life. Go figure!
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I read this today and even this person felt this lightness, so interesting and positive to see!! ♥️ SRK