Zoya Solanki (Sonam Kapoor) was born at the same moments when India, against all.odds, defeated West Indies to lift the 1983 Cricket World Cup. Now in her adulthood, Zoya is working as a marketing executive and an assignment brings her in touch with the present Indian cricket team. Beleaguered after several defeats, the team has found a new skipper in a dynamic no-nonsense Nikhil Khosa (Dulquer Salmaan). Zoya believes she is lucky for any cricket team with whom she dines with, Nikhil believes luck cannot compensate for hard work. That's the whimsical conflict of the love story in this week's release, The Zoya Factor.
The Zoya Factor, directed by Abhishek Sharma of Tere Bin Laden and Parmanu fame, is a based on Anuja Chauhan's book by the same name. Having read the book, I can say the first half at least, does good justice to the plot, while making some harmless narrative changes here and there. The movie is breezy, bright and funny at times. The superstitions involved in the game of cricket makes for a really interesting premise.
There is also a superstar cameo in the film, one of the funniest scenes of the movie. Though it is not Shah Rukh Khan (who provides the narration at the beginning). The best part about The Zoya Factor till now has been the easy-on-eyes chemistry between Sonam Kapoor and Dulquer Salmaan. Sonam fits the bill with consummate ease, while Dulquer is charm personified."
We are yet to watch the second half, so return here and watch this space for the complete review and if it lives upto the fun factor of the first half.