Actress Anushka Shetty's "Size Zero", which released in theatres on 27 November, has received mixed reviews and decent ratings from film critics.

"Size Zero" is romantic comedy with an interesting story that has not been explored on Tollywood screens much. Written by Kanika Dhillon, directed by Prakash Kovelamudi and produced by Prasad V Potluri under the banner PVP Cinema, the film boasts of MM Keeravani's music and Nirav Shah's cinematography.

The movie revolves around cute and fat Sweety (Anushka), whose mother is worried over getting her married. Sweety falls in love with NRI documentary filmmaker Abhi (Arya), but he is eyeing his stylish friend Simran (Sonal Chauhan). Upset, Sweety joins a weight reduction programme called Size Zero. What happens next forms the crux of the story.

Critics say the first half of "Size Zero" is engrossing and engaging, but the story takes a diversion after the interval and it makes the narration tedious in the second half. Lead actors Anushka Shetty, Arya and Sonal Chauhan have delivered good performances. The film has brilliant technical elements, and M M Keeravani's music stands out among the other departments, the critics have said.

The romantic comedy film has been rated an average of 3 out of 5 stars. We bring you some critics' verdict on the movie. Continue to read them in the "Size Zero" review roundup.

The Hindu Review

"Size Zero" is fun at places, tiring at others. A lot lies on Anushka Shetty's shoulders. Utterly charming and a treat to watch, she comes up with one of her best performances.

The Times of India Ratings: 3 

"Size Zero" is slow at times and can go into a sermon mode but then it packs some moments which will make you laugh out loud. You could watch this film anyway because there's no effort and it's not like you are burning any calories!

Deccan Chronicle Ratings: 3

Nearly a decade back, director E.V.V. Satyanarayana had made Kithakithalu on the same subject, but it was narrated in an entertainment manner. In Size Zero, Prakash has made a few changes, but he completely fails to entertain or to strike a chord with the audience. The second half is like a PVP promotional video with guest actors like Nagarjuna and others promoting it. The director should have concentrated on the story rather than promoting the producer's ventures. Finally, the film has nothing to offer except Anushka and her performance.

Idle Brain Ratings 3

First half of the film is decent and sets up a mood. Second half takes a diversion from what we prepare after watching 1st half. It becomes a serious film from then onwards. Plus points of the film are Anushka, visuals, music and production values. A single plot without deviation would have worked well for the movie. The messages, fitness facts and motivational episodes conveyed through film are good. We need to wait and see how common audiences embrace the film.

Bollywood Life Ratings: 3

"Size Zero" is not a great film. It is a good film which tries to convey a gem of a message, but falls prey to the cliches of typical love story in the end. Overall, Size Zero is a decent watch. If you are looking for a decent family entertainer, Size Zero is your pick. Last but not the least, please do watch it for Anushka as she is absolutely fab in the film!

123 Telugu Ratings: 3.25

"Size Zero" is a film which has some interesting moments going its way. Interesting premise and a superb first half are basic positives of this film. If you manage to ignore the mediocre second half and predictable nature of the script, you can easily give this film a shot for Anuhska's stunning performance and some feel good moments.

Telugu Cinema Rating: 3

"Size Zero" has Anushka doing her best and its heart is also at the right place with fun first half. A better second half and some entertainment would have made difference to overall effect of the movie.

Greate Andhra Ratings: 2.5

The film has pretty good first half. It is only after the interval the movie goes haywire, touching all aspects but never being on the core idea. Rich visuals and making values, Anushka's great screen presence is the only redeeming factors in the movie's boring second half. Director Prakash Rao who debuted with Anangana O Dheerudu has proved again that he has visual flair but has no grip on narration. Writer Kanika's script lacks dum. Music is another big letdown. The movie has excessive runtime.