Director: Chandraprakash Dwivedi
Cast: Adil Hussain and Mona Singh
Rating: 3.5/5 (Three And A Half Stars)
Keeping the usual Bollywood drama at bay, at last someone thought of a script so genuine that would take you through a ride of emotions. The concept is definitely out of the box, but to execute it brilliantly was only made possible with incredible actors, quirky dialogues and a praise worthy direction. Though I didn’t have much expectations with the name, but Zed Plus proved it all wrong. It’s a hardcore entertainer, and never falls to deviate from humor, amid the political satire.
The film revolves around the protagonist Aslam Puncturewala (Adil Hussain) and his ambitious wife Hameeda (Mona Singh). Accustomed to the poverty, a chance to meet the Prime Minister changes his life forever. His conversation with the little-do-i-understand-hindi prime minister ends in a misunderstanding and he gets a zed plus security, consequently creating hilarious situations. The horny young man he is, he makes every effort possible to escape the security and meet his girlfriend secretively.
The movie Zed plus is an uncommon story of how a common man accidentally slips into the web of politics.
Mona Singh has beautifully played her role and stays at par with the expectations. Adil Hussain himself has carried the burden of entire movie and has outshone everyone else. Apparently, a lot of detailing has been done to his character and the rapid transformations speaks for itself. His body language changes often, displaying the rise and doom of his confidence.
There is a remarkable sequence inside Dargah, where K.K.Raina translates the conversation for Aslam and the prime minister. It sets the vertex of misinterpretation. Aslam’s journey takes him to taste the flavors of politics, power and betrayal. His conscience rises well in time but, out of his will he again falls in politics and zed plus security.
Director Chandra Prakash Dwivedi says, “It’s a film that will make you laugh, but at the same time, the uncommon Indianness of the story will stay with you for a long time. Hopefully, everyone in the audience will be able to identify with the characters. It is a film with its heart and mind in the right place.”
The quirky one liners and impressive dialogue delivery makes an impact on the viewers and successfully keeps the audience glued to their seats. The supporting cast includes Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Mukesh Tiwari, Sanjay Mishra , Shivani Tanksale and Ekavali Khanna, who did a splendid job too.
To conclude, It’s a hardcore entertainer movie. Audience of any age group would admire the incredible adaptation on screen. If you are seeking a no-nonsense high dose laughter drama this weekend, ‘Zed Plus’ gives you many reasons to watch it.