Zid is all about Rohan Achrekar (Karanvir Sharma), a crime reporter for a Goa daily. He is going through a personal crisis due to his recent break-up. To take his is mind off the pain his editor (Mohan Kapoor) suggests him to move out of his house and start living in an outhouse of bungalow by the beach.
Just as Rohan moves in, he meets a girl Maya (Mannara Chopra) who owns the bungalow. Maya and Rohan get close and one evening, as they return from a party, they hit someone on a scooter and run, leaving her to die. Now this someone turns out to be Rohan’s ex-girlfriend Priya’s (Shraddha Das) sister.
What follows is very predictable and done to death. The story goes on with the same old concept of love, sex and betrayal.
The locales are beautifully shot, camerawork doesn’t disappoint and the background score adds value. Director Vivek Agnihotri has painted a good canvas that lacks soul.
Wish the writing team would have worked on the story as it’s totally bizarre and one would not want to get into talking about it’s screenplay.
Off the cast, Mannara Chopra needs to learn not to act as all she does is overact, Karanvir Sharma is wooden with about one and half expressions and Shraddha Das is not worth mentioning.
The star of Zid is Mohan Kapoor. He slips effortlessly into the friendly editor’s shoes and one would think, he’s a natural at it.
At the end of it, if you are stubborn and want to watch Zid then either take a smart phone that has loads of games downloaded in it or be ready for a splitting headache post the film; that is if you can sit through this one.
It has some tacky erotic scenes, it has a tacky script and it has some tacky performances; well we are talking about a tacky and shoddy film Zid. Zid...0.5