Malayalam star Dulquer Salmaan's Bollywood debut opposite Sonam Kapoor with The Zoya Factor is all set to release on September 20. The film is a romantic comedy revolving around Team India's "X" factor Zoya Solanki played by Sonam Kapoor, who turns out to be a lucky charm for their 2011 World Cup Victory. The trailer of the film hint at mixed reviews among the audiences despite Dulquer Salmaan, Sonam Kapoor's fresh pairing on screen. It has to compete against five other films releasing on the same day - two Bollywood and three Hollywood offerings. Sanjay Dutt and Manisha Koirala's Prassthanam and Karan Deol's Bollywood debut Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas are its Indian competition. It would take on Hollywood releases at the BO including Sylvester Stallone's Rambo: Last Blood, Jeffrey Wright's The Goldfinch and Maggie Smith's Downton Abbey. Before Sonam Kapoor’s ‘The Zoya Factor’, These Bollywood Celebs’ Lucky Charms Were the Talk of the Town.
With Sonam's last outing Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga bombing at the BO, she would certainly need a lucky charm with The Zoya Factor in terms of box-office business. Also, past releases Dream Girl and Chhichore may give the film a run for its money. It would be interesting to see whether the film would sustain above all. Just before you plan to watch The Zoya Factor in your nearby theatre, here is everything you need to know about this Dulquer Salmaan-Sonam Kapoor starrer. The Zoya Factor: As Sonam Kapoor and Dulquer Salmaan Come Together, Did You Notice This Extraordinary Similarity Their Fathers Anil Kapoor and Mammootty Share?
The Zoya Factor is helmed by Abhishek Sharma who has last directed John Abraham's hit film Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran. It stars Dulquer Salmaan and Sonam Kapoor in the lead. The film's supporting cast includes Sanjay Kapoor, Angad Bedi, Sikander Kher, Saurabh Shukla and Rahul Khanna among others.
The story of The Zoya Factor centres around a girl named Zoya Solanki who is an executive in an advertising agency. Its all about how she turns out to be the Indian Cricket team's lucky charm during the 2011 Cricket World Cup in Mumbai. It is an official adaptation of Anuja Chauhan's 2008 novel of the same name.
Here is the Official Trailer of The Zoya Factor:
The Zoya Factor is reportedly made on a budget of Rs 45-50 crores including print and advertising cost. Which means that the Sonam Kapoor-Dulquer Salmaan film has to rake double the amount of its production cost to get the "Super Hit" tag. It has to enter the Rs 100 crore club, which seems like a tough ask.
The Zoya Factor's music is composed by Shankar Ehsaan Loy and its lyrics are written by Amitabh Bhattacharya. Here are a few songs from The Zoya Factor:
Pepsi Ki Kasam
Romantic comedies have worked among the audiences well, whether we pick Ajay Devgn's De De Pyaar De or Kartik Aaryan's Lukka Chuppi. This factor may be a big plus for the Sonam Kapoor starrer if it turns out to be truly entertaining. LatestLY predicts its opening day box-office numbers to be somewhere between Rs five and seven crores, which would be an ideal start at the ticket window.
The reviews for The Zoya Factor are not out yet. Latestly will keep you posted with its movie review as soon as its out. So Stay tuned! and keep an eye on our website to catch our thoughts on the film.