Sonam Kapoor’s charisma fails to save this rom-com
Sonam Kapoor-Dulquer Salman starrer The Zoya Factor comes with an interesting theme – a passionate love story that revolves around cricket, but it falters mainly due to a faulty narrative and several holes in screenplay.
Zoya Factor centres on the life of Zoya Solanki (Sonam Kapoor), who was born on the historic moment when Kapil’s Devils gave India maiden World Cup victory. Zoya suddenly becomes the lucky macot of Indian cricket team after the team pulls a surprise victory after suffering a series of losses.
Zoya’s presence in the dressing room and her romance with the captain, Nikhil Khoda (Dulquer Salmaan) infuriates Robin Rawal (Angad Bedi), and it leads to chaos that might upset India’s World Cup campaign.
Meanwhile, Zoya is turned into a goddess who is capable magical powers and it worsens the situation.However, the film begins to lose focus and direction after the first half and the second half doesn’t offer much to the viewers. Sonam who plays an advertising professional, eager to make it big in life delivers an incredible performance in a role tailor-made for her. But her romance with Dulquer lacks substance and fails to elevate this rom-com to higher levels.
Though this movie intends to make fun of our obsession with cricket and how it has degenerated into a mass hysteria, unfortunately it loses track midway.