Direction and Music -In Movie ZERO Music given by Ajay Atul with lyrics by Irshad Kamil and Film directed by Anand L. Rai.
- Here is some details available of Director Anand L. Rai, He achieved success with the 2011 romantic hit film “Tanu Weds Manu”starring Kangana Ranaut. In 2013, he directed Raanjhanaawhich featured actor Dhanush in his Bollywood debut, Abhay Deoland Sonam Kapoor. His 2015 movie “Tanu Weds Manu: Returns” received critical acclaim as well as box office success. He produces some films also under his banner Colour Yellow Productions named “Happy Bhag Jayegi”, “ Shubh Mangal Saavdhan”, “Mukkabaaz”, “Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi”, “Tumbbad”.
- “Ajay-Atul”is the music alias of Indian music director-composer duo of brothers Ajay and Atul Gogavale. Currently they are working on Aamir’s “Thugs Of Hindostan”, Hrithik’s “Super 30″, Ranbir’s “Shamshera”. They are also working on Amitabh B’s “Jhund”, Ashutosh Gowarikar’s “Panipat” and Ritesh Deshmukh’s “Mauli”, Aanand L Rai’s “Tumbbad”. In 2008, Ajay-Atul won the Best Music Direction award at the 56th National Film Awardsfrom the Government of India for contributing music to the Marathi film “Jogwa”. The pair made their debut on the 2015 Forbes India Celebrity 100 List securing a position of 82.They are first Indian music director to record their music at Sony scoring studios in Hollywood for Marathi movie “Sairat”. They have composed music for many Hindi movies such as “PK”, “Agneepath”, “Singham”, “Brothers” & Marathi movies like Sairat, Natrang, Lai Bhari, Fandry. Some of their most popular compositions are Zingaat, Chikni Chameli, Abhi Mujh Mein Kahin, Wajle Ki Bara, Apsara Aali
‘Shah Rukh Khan can never play a poor man’
When a director like Aanand L. Rai teams up with a superstar like Shah Rukh, magic is bound to happen.The much-awaited trailer of Rai’s ZERO starring Shah Rukh Khan as Bauaa Singh is out and looks like King Khan has finally got a winner in this one.
The trailer starts off with Bauaa Singh looking for a partner to settle down with. He is 38 and single because of his short stature.He finds Aafia, played by Anushka Sharma, perfect for himself and thus gets down to business to the woman he wants to marry.
She is wheel-chaired bound and sort of the female version of genius scientist Stephen Hawking. Things could have turned out well for the two but Bauua Singh wants more out of his life. ‘Zindagi kaatni nahi, jeeni hai.’
That’s when Katrina Kaif enters. She is a popular actress who struts like she owns the world. Somehow Bauua manages to catch her attention and they even share a kiss. It’s an odd love story, a fairytale for Bauua which sadly doesn’t seem to last.
In the end, we have three starkly different characters, all heartbroken. What happens next, we’ll get to see directly in the movie which releases on December 21.
As a director, Aanand L. Rai has once again come up with an engaging story filled with drama, emotions and humor in equal parts.
The background music is really good and so is the VFX. Khan as four feet something Bauua is believable as a character.Of course, you do see him doing his usual romantic hero stuff, but that doesn’t affect the story, at least not in the trailer.
As a physically challenged scientist, Anushka is good, but there are times when her expressions seem a little off. Katrina not only looks stunning, but she seems to have gotten a really good role in this as a snobbish actress. Her first scene in the trailer got me rooting for her.However, I do feel the makers gave away a lot in the trailer story wise. I feel like.
The film has a production budget of Rs 200 crore, a large portion of which is being spent on VFX.
2018 seems to be the year of big-budget Bollywood films. The year began with Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s “Padmaavat”, made with a budget of Rs 215 crore, followed by “Race 3”, made with a budget of Rs 150 crore, and we also have the over Rs 300 crore film “Thugs of Hindostan” coming up soon. Now, we hear that there’s another addition to that list — Shah Rukh Khan’s “Zero”. Reports suggest that with a budget of nearly Rs 200 crore, Zero is all set to be SRK’s most expensive film to date, all thanks to its star cast, extensive shoot schedule and VFX requirements.
Meanwhile, Shah Rukh’s last VFX-heavy film — Ra.One, only had a production budget of Rs 85 crore and a marketing budget of Rs 52 crore.
Speaking about the upcoming film, a trade source says, “ZERO has been shot over a period of 150 days, with some shoots in the USA. The film includes underwater and outdoor sequences. Several scenes have also been shot using chroma keying, and CG and VFXof the highest quality will be applied to them. The audience had some issues with some VFX scenes in Ra.One, so SRK and his Red Chillies team are working on eliminating those issues to get the best output this time.”
The ambitious project also includes some big-ticket songs that have been filmed with Sridevi, Karisma Kapoor, Alia Bhatt and Deepika Padukone. Even Salman Khan was brought on board to shoot a special VFX-laden teaser to be aired during Eid.
But trade sources say that that the actor-producer need not worry about the expenses as he’s likely to recover his costs quickly. “Shah Rukh will recover most of the production investment from the sale of satellite and digital rights. ZERO is one of the biggest films this year, and so there is a lot of demand for it from satellite and OTT platforms,” a trade source says.
Zero, directed by Aanand L Rai, also stars Anushka Sharma and Katrina Kaif as the female leads. It is Ready for release on December 21.