Prashanth Raj's "Zoom" hit the screens on Friday, July 1. The Kannada movie, which stars Ganesh and Radhika Pandit in the leads, has opened to mixed reviews from the critics.
"Zoom" has veteran actor Kashinath in a key role. Sadhu Kokila, Srinivas Prabhu, Nurse Jayalakshmi, Kavya Shetty and others are in the cast. The major attraction of the film is that popular South Indian musician S Thaman has scored the music. Santhosh Rai Pathage is the cinematographer and Ravichandran is the editor of the flick.
It is inspired by Hollywood movie "Lover Come Back." The movie tells the story of two people, who work at rival ad agencies. While the heroine believes in hard work and sincerity, the hero has a contradicting view as he finds short cuts to success. At a situation, Ganesh fakes a contract and the rest of the story revolves around it with a love angle between the hero and the heroine.
Critics say that the movie is loaded with double meaning jokes. However, the performance of the lead actors have been appreciated. Santhosh's cinematography becomes succesful in winning appreciation. Here, find what leading critics say about "Zoom":
Bangalore Mirror Review: Zoom looks rich, feels lavish and showcases vivid and colourful images. No small feat by Santhosh Rai Pathaje. The dialogues make the film tacky. Whether the impact of the twists was lost in the screenplay or in the editing suite can only be answered by the director.
Deccan Chronicle: While coming back to 'Zoom' of 2016, the director has adulterated it by extending the running time when compared to the original which ends within 107 minutes, whereas Zoom drags on till 158 minutes, mostly filled with adulterated jokes.
Chitraloka: The highlight of the film includes the lead pair Ganesha and Radhika Pandit who are a treat to watch.