Mr. X Cast & Crew:
BannerVishesh Films Fox Star Studios
Release Date17 Apr 2015
Star CastEmraan Hashmi
Music DirectorJeet Ganguly, Ankit Tiwari, Ankur Tiwari,
SingerArijit Singh, Ankit Tiwari, Mahesh Bhatt, Mili Nair, Neeti Mohan
CinematographyPravin Bhatt, Chandan Gupta
Music CompanySony Music
LyricistRashmi Singh, Mohnish Raza, Abhendra Kumar, Manoj Shukla
Mr. X is an upcoming 3D sci-fi thriller directed Vikram Bhatt, written by Shagufta Rafique, and produced by Mukesh Bhatt. The film stars Emraan Hashmi and Amyra Dastur. The film revolves around a man who gains the power of invisibility, and becomes a vigilante to take revenge on those who have wronged him. The official trailer was released on 5 March 2015. The film will be released in both 2D and 3D
Verdict : Emraan Hashmi's talent and Bhatt's intelligence, everything is invisible in the film _______________________________________________________
Bollywood has always remained fascinated with this Mr. X kind of films. For eg. Mr. X in Bombay, Amol Palekar's Mr. X, Vinod Mehra's Elaan, Sanjeev Kumar's Professor Ki Padosan, Tusshar Kapoor's Gayabb and of course Anil Kapoor's Mr. India. Most of such films never see the success because of a weak storyline or cheap special effects. The only reason films like 'Mr.India' and 'Mr.X in Bombay' stood out, were the entertainment factor with an interesting story line and some fantastic music attached to it. Decades later, the Bhatt camp comes up with their latest venture 'Mr.X' with Emraan Hashmi, who has been going through a lean phase these days as most of his previous films have bombed at the box office. Mr X. which is Directed by Vikram Bhatt has hit the screens today So, Let’s see how it is.
'Mr.X' is a story of Raghu Rathod (Emraan Hashmi) working in the anti terrorist department and is in love with his fellow officer Siya (Amyra Dastur). Raghu and Siya are assigned a security assignment of the chief minister by their department head ACP Bharadwaj (Arunoday Singh), Twist in the tale arises when his fiancee( Amrya Dastur) gets kidnapped and Raghu in turn is asked to kill the chief minister.
Left with no choice, Raghu kills the chief minister and runs away to save his life. But cops hunt him down and burnt alive in a chemical factory where Raghu survives badly and has some radiation reaction due to which he becomes partial invisible. Rest of the story is as to how an invisible Raghu takes revenge on those who put him in such trouble.
Emraan Hashmi is the only saviour of the film. He gives his best for the film which is otherwise below par. Some of the scenes where he goes invisible and comes back to life have been shot nicely. Amrya Dastur plays her supporting role well. Even though she has limited scope she does her part well. First half has some decent moments and the way Emraan Hasmi plans his revenge is also ok. Climax of the film has some engaging moments.
Major drawback of the film is that it has absolutely no Emraan Hashmi moments which we are used to generally. This film does not even boasts of decent music and has no witty dialogues. Most of the film is heavily inspired by many Hollywood films which is evident in many scenes.
There is absolutely no chemistry between the lead pair which is a must in all Hashmi films. Probably, Amrya Dastur is the most dull heroine that has come out from the Bhatt camp. Talented actor Arunodhay Singh is completely wasted in the film. Second half of the film gets hugely predictable and also gets bogged down a bit.
The 3D effects of the film are quite bad. There was absolutely no need for the 3D effects in the film. Dialogues are just about ok and so are the lyrics. Music of the film is below average, and is not like any typical Emraan Hashmi film. Vikram Bhatt disappoints big time with Mr X. Neither does he elevate Emraan Hashmi nor he brings any entertainment value to the film. His direction misfires completely and let’s down the film badly.
Overall, 'Mr.X' had a great opportunity of becoming a kid loving franchise film like 'Krissh', but ends up being a decent trashy product due to its weak screenplay and lethargic direction. It's not a bad watch, but it's not worth a watch either. Despite of having everything needed for such type of film, it lacks highly on the 'X'-factor and for that, one can blame it on the Bhatts radiated by the high influence of Hollywood films.