Size Zero is a 2015 Indian romantic comedy film directed by Prakash Kovelamudi and written by Kanika Dhillon. The film was simultaneously shot in Telugu and Tamil language versions, the latter titled Inji Iduppazhagi. Produced by Prasad V Potluri, the film features Anushka Shetty in the lead role while Arya, Prakash Raj, Urvashi and Sonal Chauhan play supporting roles. The film was remade in Odia as Chhati Tale Ding Dong.[3]

Size Zero
Inji Iduppazhagi
Size Zero Telugu Poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster in Telugu
Directed byPrakash Kovelamudi
Written byKanika Dhillon
Produced byPrasad V Potluri
CinematographyNirav Shah
Edited byPrawin Pudi
Music byM. M. Keeravani
Distributed byPVP Cinema
Release date
  • 27 November 2015 (2015-11-27)[1]
Running time
131 minutes[2]
  • Telugu
  • Tamil


Soundarya aka Sweety is an overweight, brave, independent woman. She is slightly conscious about her weight but does not let it affect her. She falls in love with Abhishek, who was once a prospective groom for her and now a friend. She later finds out that he is in love with Simran. Sweety is devastated and joins a weight loss clinic called Size Zero as she thinks that her weight is the issue. One of her friends, Jyothi, who is in the clinic with her, develops kidney problems because of the weight loss drugs given in the clinic. Sweety begins a crusade against the clinic. She is joined by Abhi and Simran. Abhi slowly starts to fall for Sweety. The rest of the movie is how Sweety triumphs in her crusade and gets her Prince Charming back.


Cameo appearances as themselves

Arranged in alphabetical order


In February 2015, Prasad V Potluri announced a new bilingual film venture titled Size Zero, to be directed by Prakash Kovelamudi, which would star Arya and Anushka Shetty. Nirav Shah and M. M. Keeravani were signed on as cinematographer and music composer respectively, while the script was announced to be written by Prakash's wife Kanika.[4] Shruti Haasan was reported to be making an extended guest appearance, while Urvashi and Master Bharath also formed the principal cast.[5] The Tamil version of the film began shoot in March 2015, after a launch ceremony in Chennai.[6][7] Shruti Haasan soon left the project citing differences with the producers, after a conflict during the making of another film with them. Though it was suggested that she would instead perform an item number in the film instead, she also refuted the claims.[8]

After talks with other actress to replace her including Esha Gupta,[9] Sonal Chauhan subsequently joined the team to play the second female lead role in April 2015.[10] Nagarjuna enacted a guest appearance in the film during the shoot in May 2015, while Jiiva was signed to make a special appearance as well.[11] Dubbing voice for Arya in Telugu was provided by actor Nandu.[12]

Anushka prepared for her role in the film by putting on weight to portray her character.[13][14]

After shooting several schedules, in early July 2015 some important crucial romantic scenes were being shot between Arya and Shetty at Ramoji Film City in Hyderabad.[15] On 18 July 2015 makers released a press statement stating that the film's shoot was completed.[16]


Size Zero
Inji Iduppazhagi
Film score by
LabelLahari Music

Music is composed by M. M. Keeravani. On 31 August 2015, a teaser was released in which the audio release date was stated as 6 September 2015.[17] But, due to unknown reasons makers postponed the audio launch.[18] Behindwoods rated the album 2.75 out of 5 and called it "a Lightweight" album from Keeravani!".[19]

Telugu track list
1."Size Zero"Neeti Mohan, Ramya Behara, Mounima, Mohana Bhogaraju, Noel Sean 
2."Mella Mellaga"Arjun Adapalli 
3."Cycle"Ranjith, Adithya 
4."Mella Mellaga Kallu"Shweta Pandit 
5."Size Sexy"Mohana Bhogaraju 
6."Innava Innava"Madhumitha, Ramya Behara, Palak Muchhal 
Tamil track list
1."Size Zero"Neeti Mohan, Prakash Raj, Rahul, M. M. Keeravani, Noel Sean 
2."Mella Mella Kalavu"Kaala Bhairava 
3."Cycle"Ranjith, Adithya 
4."Mella Mella"Shweta Pandit 
5."Size Sexy"NSK Ramya 
6."Kannaalam"Damini, Mohana Bhogaraju, Palak Muchhal 


Makers announced the worldwide release date as 2 October 2015 coinciding Gandhi Jayanti.[20] Later, makers postponed the release date to 21 October 2015.[21] They again postponed the release date to 27 November 2015[22] Prior to the release, Sonal Chauhan, who plays an NRI in the movie, described the movie as a "story with a lot of heart and made by a team of people who sincerely felt for it."[23]


Size ZeroEdit

Pranita Jonnalagedda of Times of India rated the film 3 out of 5 and wrote, "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."[24] Suresh Kavirayani of Deccan Chronicle called the film, "A good concept gone horribly wrong."[25]

Inji IduppazhagiEdit

Behindwoods gave the film 2.25 out of 5 and concluded, "See it for Anushka and a few good moments".[26] Indiaglitz gave 2.75 out of 5 saying, "After watching 'Inji Idupazhagi', you will leave the movie hall with a smile and satisfaction."[27] Baradwaj Rangan of the Hindu called it "Lots of minuses in this story of a plus-sized woman" in his review and criticized the film's dubbing.[28]


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  8. ^ "Actress Shruti Haasan clarifies on her appearance in a song for a PVP production film". Behindwoods. 30 April 2015. Retrieved 31 July 2015.
  9. ^ "Esha Gupta to make T-Town debut in Anushka's Size Zero". The Times of India. 31 March 2015. Retrieved 31 July 2015.
  10. ^ "Sonal Chauhan lands special role in Size Zero — Hyderabad". The Hindu. 4 April 2015. Retrieved 31 July 2015.
  11. ^ "Jiiva Plays Cameo in 'Inji Iduppazhagi'". 29 October 2015. Retrieved 30 October 2015.
  12. ^ Nandoo Dubs for Arya in 'Size Zero'. The New Indian Express (15 September 2015). Retrieved on 2016-03-17.
  13. ^ "Anushka puts on weight for 'Size Zero'!". Sify. 28 April 2015. Archived from the original on 9 September 2015. Retrieved 31 July 2015.
  14. ^ "Anushka is the Inji Idupazhagi while Arya plays a foreigner!". Behindwoods. 19 March 2015. Retrieved 31 July 2015.
  15. ^ "Anushka gets busy with Size Zero". 3 July 2015. Retrieved 31 July 2015.
  16. ^ "'Size Zero' shooting completed". IndiaGlitz. 18 July 2015. Retrieved 31 July 2015.
  17. ^ Anushka shows her versatility once again – Telugu Movie News. (31 August 2015). Retrieved on 2016-03-17.
  18. ^ Size Zero/Inji Iduppazhagi Audio Launch Re-scheduled – Telugu cinema news. (6 September 2015). Retrieved on 2016-03-17.
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  20. ^ Anushka's 'Size Zero' release date – Telugu Movie News. (11 August 2015). Retrieved on 2016-03-17.
  21. ^ "Size Zero to release on the 9th of October – Telugu cinema news". Retrieved on 17 March 2016.
  22. ^ 'Size Zero' Release Date Confirmed – Telugu Movie News. (16 October 2015). Retrieved on 2016-03-17.
  23. ^ 'Size Zero' addresses important issue sensitively: Sonal Chauhan | Daily Post India. (25 November 2015). Retrieved on 2016-03-17.
  24. ^ Size Zero Movie Review {3/5}: Critic Review of Size Zero by Times of India, retrieved 27 August 2020
  25. ^ Kavirayani, Suresh (28 November 2015). "Movie Review 'Size Zero' : A good concept gone horribly wrong". Deccan Chronicle. Retrieved 27 August 2020.
  26. ^ Inji Iduppazhagi (aka) Inji Idupazhagi review. (27 November 2015). Retrieved on 2016-03-17
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  28. ^ Rangan, Baradwaj (28 November 2015). "Inji Iduppazhagi: Lots of minuses in this story of a plus-sized woman". Retrieved 18 November 2021.

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