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Watch | 'The Zoya Factor' Movie Review

Zoya Solanki (Sonam Kapoor) – born on June 25, 1983, the day the Indian team won the cricket World Cup – is, in some crucial ways, the spiritual counterpart of Saleem Sinai, the protagonist of Midnight’s Children (born on August 15, 1947). Like Salim, “mysteriously handcuffed to history”, Zoya, too, signalled an arrival: of new stories and spirit – a birth with the glow of reincarnation. Like Salman Rushdie’s novel, The Zoya Factor (adapted from a novel of the same name by Anuja Chauhan), flirts with the unknowable – what is luck if not magic by a different name?