- Film Name : Mr. X
- Language : Bollywood
- Release Date : April 17th, 2015
Mr. X is an Indian 3D action-thriller film directed Vikram Bhatt and written by Shagufta Rafique, while Mukesh Bhatt is producing the film. The film stars Emraan Hashmi and Amyra Dastur, and is a story of how a man gets invisibility powers, and becomes a vigilante to take on revenge from people who have wronged him. The film is loosely based on David Bacon-starrer, Hollow Man which is also based on HG Well's novel, The Invisible Man. Raghuram Rathod (Emraan Hashmi) is the Anti Terrorist Department's (ATD) best cop, who is in love with his colleague Siya (Amyra Dastur). On the day of his final assignment before marriage, he is charged with treason and the murder of the Chief Minister. Surviving a factory explosion, he returns as the invisible Mr. X.
Mr. X is watchable and engaging but shows spark in parts. It has a solid story in place, but the sharp twists fail to maintain the consistency of the drama. However, what works in this film is its intention to deliver something different. The concept of an invisible vigilante hero was done best in the Anil Kapoor starrer Mr. India. Vikram Bhatt adopts the same tone and Indianises the story with an element of spunk. In times of staple commercial films, his movie has a unique thinking behind it. Its USP is the unpredictability of Siya's character that keeps the story taut. The build-up for the climax is fascinating and it latches your attention. But the story of an aggrieved cop fails to gather unanimous connect because it never soars above being a single man's desire to take revenge. The film's science-fiction value, too, is never fully explored. What chemicals cause Raghu's skin to char so dramatically? What is the magic potion that regenerates his cells from scratch? The riddle behind what went into Raghu's transformation into Mr X remains unanswered. Hashmi, however, attempts to bring a heartfelt earnestness to his character. He shares a warm chemistry with Amyra, who has a lot better screen presence since her last film Issaq. Arunoday Singh is suavely dangerous but his character lacks depth. Source : indiatimes