Star Cast:Emraan Hashmi, Amyra Dastur, Arunoday Singh and Tanmay Bhatt
Director: Vikram Bhatt
Producer:Mahesh Bhatt and Mukesh Bhatt
Claps For:Emraan Hashmi, VFX, the plot
Slaps For: Predictability, No touch of reality
Popcorn Refill: Interval
Story: Raghu Ram Rathore (Emraan Hashmi) and Sia Verma (Amyra Dastur)are two sincere and brave cops working with the Anti-Terrorist department. They both are in a relationship and plan to get married. However, a day before their marriage, they are entrusted with the responsibility of providing security to the CM, who is at the risk of a terrorist attack, by the Assistant Commissioner of Police Bharadwaj (Arunoday Singh). Though on leave Raghav and Sia decide to do their duty, not knowing what holds for them ahead. An ugly event occurs in Raghu’s life, which leaves Sia shocked. He commits a crime for which he is caught and killed by Bharadwaj and his men. They blow him up in a chemical factory and flee. However, as destiny would have it, Raghav survives the cruel attack. With help from Popo (Tanmay Bhatt), Raghav recovers and realizes that due to the chemicals in the factory he has turned invisible. Raghav turns Mr. X and decides to take revenge with all those involved in his gruesome killing. How he takes the revenge and whether he is successful or not is what forms the basic story line.
Performance: Often known for bold content, Emraan Hashmi will surprise all with his new avatar. He is impressive as the brave cop, who undergoes a life changing moment. He entertains us with his invisible act and one can see his matured performance. Amyra Dastur compliments him well in the movie. Given that this is her second Bollywood film, Amyra has definitely done a great job. Arunoday Singh as the baddie in the movie is perfect. His character does remind you of his role in ‘Main Tera Hero’ minus the comic punches. Tanmay Bhatt, who is known for his comic sense, surprises you with his debut act. He does well in his role.
Direction: Vikram Bhatt needs to take a bow for attempting a film like Mr. X. Vikram and his team have done a fab job in terms of VFX and the treatment of the movie. Though there are few scenes which are similar to ‘Hollowman’, there is definitely lot of difference in the film. However, there were certain scenes where one would feel that there was lack of detailing. The touch of reality seems to be missing in the movie. Nonetheless, over all this movie surely makes for an entertaining watch.
Combo-on-Offer: Sci-Fi + Thrill + Drama = A unique Emraan Hashmi movie
Verdict: We give the film Claps for their entertaining performances and excellent VFX.