Bollywood has always welcomed all the genres of movies. Of late, the silver screen has witnessed many a diverse genre. This week's release ZUBAAN is a film about dreams and aspirations and the obstacles that come in the way. Will it have a dream run at the box-office or will it succumb at the box-office, let's analyze.
The film has an extremely tight and engaging screenplay (Sumit Roy, Mozez Singh). Mozez Singh, who makes his directorial debut with ZUBAAN is definitely a name to watch out for. The ease with which he packages and delivers a sensitive film like ZUBAAN is simply exceptional. The hard work that he has put in as a director in ZUBAAN yields him rich dividends in the film. The film just does not look like being directed by a debutant director. The best part about his direction is that, places wherein any director could have either gone astray or over-the-top, Mozez Singh maintains his pace. All of this contributes in making the film a memorable affair to watch. The second half is not as watertight as the flawless first half, because, the film dips in second half… only to pick up pace again towards climax. The film also has many noteworthy scenes. For example, the conflict between protagonist and family (wife and son) has been shot really well.
As for the performances, the film rests majorly on the shoulders of its lead cast Vicky Kaushal and Sarah Jane Dias. ZUBAAN, which happens to be Vicky Kaushal's second film (his debut being MASAAN), also sees him grow superlatively as an actor and also leaps and bounds to become the scene stealer of the film. On the other hand, Sarah Jane Dias, besides looking good, has also contributed immensely towards the film. Her performance in this film will definitely go down as one of her most memorable performances. The other actors too bring in top notch performances in the film, which helps the film's progress in a smooth manner minus any guffaws.
The film also boasts of having some good music (Ashu Phatak, Ishq Bector, Shree D, Manraj Patar). Songs like 'Dhruvtara' and 'Kori Pukaar' stay with you for a long time. Rest of the songs are not that appealing, but that doesn't hamper the show. The USP of the film's music is that it has been integrated properly at the right juncture.
While the film's cinematography (Swapnil Sonawane) is superlative, its editing (Deepa Bhatia) is decent.
On the whole, ZUBAAN comes across as a magnificent masterpiece of the recent times. Strong performances and extremely relatable screenplay will surely bring the audiences to witness the film that speaks about love, ambition, trust, faith and betrayal.