Opening December 21: Zero

Shah Rukh Khan’s Zero — co-starring Anushka Sharma and Katrina Kaif — opens in 300 theaters across North American on December 21, 2018, including eleven Chicago area theaters.

Zero opens Friday at the AMC River East 21 in Chicago, MovieMax Cinemas in Niles, AMC Showplace Niles 12 in Niles, AMC Rosemont 18 in Rosemont, AMC South Barrington 24 in South Barrington, Marcus Addison Cinema in Addison, Regal Cantera Stadium 17 in Warrenville, AMC Showplace Naperville 16 in Naperville, Cinemark at Seven Bridges in Woodridge, AMC Loews Woodridge 18 in Woodridge, AMC Oakbrook Center 12 in Oak Brook, and AMC Loews Crestwood 18 in Crestwood. It has a listed runtime of 2 hrs. 44 min.

Kedarnath carries over for a third week at MovieMax and the South Barrington 24, which also holds over the 3D version of 2.0 in Tamil, Telugu, and Hindi.

The weekend’s new multilingual release is K.G.F: Chapter 1, showing in Kannada, Telugu, and Hindi (all with English subtitles) at the River East 21, MovieMax, South Barrington 24, and Woodridge 18. MovieMax and the Woodridge 18 also carry the film in Tamil.

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2 thoughts on “Opening December 21: Zero

  1. Jill

    I went to see Zero on Friday with six other people. All of us have been watching Bollywood movies for at least 6 years or more. The high school student liked it. Normally she prefers action films. The female college student was not impressed. The early twenties male thought it was interesting. My husband wasn’t impressed. He thought Thugs was better. We went with an older couple. She liked it, but much of the movie was filmed in her hometown of Huntsville, Alabama. The older man was of the opinion, like me, Thugs was better.

    The acting of SRK, Anushka, and Katrina was very good. Anushka should win some award for her acting. Mohammed as Bauua’s friend and Abhay as the e-boyfriend did really well. It failed at the story line. Honestly, I almost fell asleep for a while. SRK’s character is a real jerk in the first half. He decides what he wants and changes in the second half. I wasn’t rooting for Bauua and Aafia to get together. I just wanted it to end. I won’t give away a spoiler, but what happened to a character in the second half? That wasn’t resolved and should have been.

    The scenes in the US were mostly shot in Huntsville, Alabama. The wedding scene was shot at the Botanical Gardens. The outdoor restaurant scene was shot in an area called Providence. The museum is the US Space and Rocket Center. The rockets really are that big. No CGI there. They added some elevators that don’t really exist but the rockets outdoors and inside are real, other than the launch. They really have a lake for training the kids at Space Camp.

    So, I’m looking forward to buying Thugs on DVD. If I didn’t know someone in Zero, I wouldn’t buy the movie on DVD. Zero wasn’t as bad as “When Harry met Sejal” or “Dear Zindagi” but not much better in my opinion.

    1. Kathy

      Thanks so much for all the scoop on where ZERO was filmed, Jill! And I think you summed up the movie’s single biggest problem: “SRK’s character is a real jerk in the first half.” My review is stalled until after Christmas, but that’s pretty much the gist of it. 😉


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