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Mr. X is a 2015 Indian Hindi-language 3D sci-fi vigilante film directed by 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 film released in both 2D and 3D on 17 April 2015.[3]

Mr. X
Mr x poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byVikram Bhatt
Produced byMukesh Bhatt
(Presenter)
Mahesh Bhatt
Written byVikram Bhatt
Shagufta Rafique
StarringEmraan Hashmi
Amyra Dastur
Arunoday Singh
Tanmay Bhat
Music byJeet Gannguli
Ankit Tiwari
Background Score:
Raju Singh
Prasad Sashte (reused BGM from Holiday)
CinematographyPravin Bhatt
Ayananka Bose
3D Stereographer
Chandan Gupta
Edited byKuldip K. Mehan
Production
company
Distributed byFox Star Studios
Release date
  • 17 April 2015 (2015-04-17)
Running time
134 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageHindi
Budget25 crore[1]
Box office51.56 crore[2]

PlotEdit

The film begins with the Anti Terrorist Department in the middle of an assignment. A terrorist takes a bus full of people on hostage. Raghuram "Raghu" Rathod (Emraan Hashmi) supported by the brave officer Siya Verma (Amyra Dastur) accomplishes the operation. This could have almost killed Raghu who is engaged to Siya. After the operation Siya tells Raghu she cannot handle life's unpredictability and the thought of being away from him. He asks her hand in marriage and the two are betrothed. On the day before their marriage, the two are summoned by ACP Bhardwaaj (Arunoday Singh). There is a plot to kill the chief minister of the state and both are put to duty. Bhardwaaj hatches a plot such that Raghu is compelled to murder the CM. If he doesn't kill the CM, then a sniper will murder Siya who is on duty at another location. Left with no choice, Raghu murders the CM upon a confrontation from the latter's son Aditya. He tries to flee but gets cornered by Bhardwaaj and his man Tiwari. The three take Raghu to a run down factory and almost kill him there.

However, as luck would have it, Raghu doesn't die but is charred completely. He reaches out to Popo (Tanmay Bhat), his friend from office whose sister works at a lab. When there, his sisters explain to them that there is a severe case of radiation and there is no cure for it. There is an untested potion which he swallows but this causes a complete cell regeneration from the scratch which causes him to become invisible in all lights except black light and direct sun light.

Meanwhile, Siya begins believing that Raghu killed the CM and starts hating him. She plunges into more and more work to avoid feeling the pain of heartbreak. When Raghu regains his composure, he wants to kill those who landed him into a situation like that. The first on his target is Tiwari. After a drunken night when Tiwari is driving home, Raghu finds him and says that he will kill him in 24 hours. A very panicky Tiwari narrates this to his colleagues who don't take him seriously. Siya tries to protect him but fails when the invisible Raghu kills him. But Siya discovers Raghu. She tries to tap him via Popo but cannot as Raghu escapes from Siya's arrest.

Meanwhile, Raghu's next target is Aditya whose security is entrusted on Siya. Raghu after a long battle with Siya manages to kill him as well. But Siya is not willing to back down. When senior authorities give the responsibility of shooting down Mr. X in an encounter she backs out from it. Raghu gets drawn towards her love and the two spend a few special days with each other. The duo go for lunch to a quiet place and Raghu notices that the place is empty. Before he knows it, the place is attacked by the police and Raghu is arrested.

Raghu is taken to a dilapidated place by Bhardwaj who wants to make sure Raghu is dead this time. Meanwhile, Popo who attempts a suicide after being attacked by Bhardwaj who wanted to get more information on Raghu, tells Siya that Bhardwaj had hatched a plan to kill Raghu. Siya goes to the place where Raghu and Bhardwaj engage in a duel. Siya urges Raghu to let Bhardwaj free. She later tricks Bhardwaj into a nerving confession recorded on camera by her father Devraj (Bikramjeet Kanwarpal) and exposes him at a press conference. When Bhardwaj tries to kill Siya, Raghu kills him.

The movie concludes with Siya (presumably, having accepted Raghu with his condition) kissing her under a shower.

CastEdit

ProductionEdit

In October 2013, it was announced that Emraan Hashmi and Amyra Dastur would star in the upcoming 3D thriller directed by Vikram Bhatt, slated for a 17 April 2015 release. The trailer was released on 5 March 2015.[4] Music by Ankit Tiwari and Jeet Ganguly.

As part of film promotion, Emraan Hashmi appeared in a special episode of CID on Sony Entertainment Television.[5] Emraan and Amyra were seen on popular youth show Kaisi Yeh Yaariyan as part of their promotion.

FilmingEdit

The principal photography of the film,began on 16 February 2014.[6][7]

ReceptionEdit

Bollywood Hungama gave it 2.5 stars.[8] Rajeev Masand gave 1 star calling it "It is a singularly humourless film".[9] Hindustan Times gave one star stating "It's a bizarre tale of an invisible kisser ".[10] Firstpost gave negative reviews stating "Emraan Hashmi, intelligence and talent, everything is invisible in the film".[11] The Times of India critic gave the movie 3 stars.[12] Ritika Handoo of Zee News praised the performance of Emraan Hashmi.[13] NDTV gave the movie only one star.[14] Tushar Joshi of Daily News and Analysis criticised the movie as "There's nothing to see, not even Emraan Hashmi".[15] The Indian Express gave only half star.[16] Vinayak Chakravorty of India Today gave the movie 2 stars.[17]

SoundtrackEdit

Mr. X
Soundtrack album by
Released27 March 2015
GenreFeature Film Soundtrack
Length29:39
LabelSony Music India
Singles from Mr. X
  1. "Tu Jo Hain"
    Released: 16 March 2015
  2. "Mr. X (Title Song)"
    Released: 19 March 2015

The soundtrack of the album is composed by Jeet Gannguli and Ankit Tiwari, with lyrics penned by Rashmi Singh, Monish Raza, Abhendra Kumar and Manoj Muntashir. Singers Arijit Singh and Ankit Tiwari have lent their voice and filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt makes his debut as a playback singer[18] in the film. The first single "Tu Jo Hain" was released on 16 March 2015.[19]

No.TitleLyricsMusicSingersLength
1."Teri Khushboo (Male)"Rashmi SinghJeet GannguliArijit Singh5:42
2."Tu Jo Hain"Monish RazaAnkit TiwariAnkit Tiwari4:55
3."Mr. X (Title Song)"Rashmi SinghJeet GannguliMahesh Bhatt, Mili Nair3:36
4."Teri Khushboo (Female)"Rashmi SinghJeet GannguliPalak Muchhal5:42
5."Saad Shukraana"Manoj MuntashirAnkit TiwariAnkit Tiwari5:05
6."Alif Se"Abhendra Kumar UpadhyayAnkit TiwariAnkit Tiwari, Neeti Mohan4:37
Total length:29:39

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Mr. X (2015) - Movie - Box Office India". Box Office India. Retrieved 12 December 2015.
  2. ^ "Mr. X (2015) - Movie - Box Office India". Box Office India. Retrieved 12 December 2015.
  3. ^ "Mr X Trailer: Emraan Hashmi impresses in invisible avatar". The Times of India. Retrieved 5 March 2015.
  4. ^ "Fox and Vishesh films tie up for a 3 film deal". bollywoodhungama.com. 22 October 2013. Retrieved 25 February 2014.
  5. ^ "Mr. X Promotion: Emraan Hashmi to act in a special episode of CID". news.biharprabha.com. 13 April 2015. Retrieved 14 April 2015.
  6. ^ "Emraan Hashmi starrer Mr X's principal photography". indiatvnews.com. 17 February 2014. Retrieved 25 February 2014.
  7. ^ Uniyal, Parmita (17 February 2014). "Emraan Hashmi goes scary and bald in Mr X". hindustantimes.com. Retrieved 25 February 2014.
  8. ^ Bollywood Hungama (17 April 2015). "Mr. X". bollywoodhungama.com.
  9. ^ "'Mr X' review: It is a singularly humourless film". IBNLive.
  10. ^ "Mr X review: It's a bizarre tale of an invisible kisser". Hindustan Times.
  11. ^ "Intelligence, talent and Emraan Hashmi, everything is invisible in the film".
  12. ^ Mr. X Movie Review, Trailer, & Show timings at Times of India. Timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved on 11 June 2015.
  13. ^ Handoo, Ritika. (18 April 2015) 'Mr X' review: Watch it for 'invisible' Emraan Hashmi! | Zee News. Zeenews.india.com. Retrieved on 2015-06-11.
  14. ^ Mr X Movie Review – NDTV Movies. Movies.ndtv.com (17 April 2015). Retrieved on 2015-06-11.
  15. ^ 'Mr X' Review: There's nothing to see, not even Emraan Hashmi | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis. Dnaindia.com (17 April 2015). Retrieved on 2015-06-11.
  16. ^ ‘Mr X’ review: Emraan Hashmi starrer turns out to be a disaster. The Indian Express. Retrieved on 11 June 2015.
  17. ^ Mr. X review: A very basic revenge saga : Reviews, News – India Today. Indiatoday.intoday.in (18 April 2015). Retrieved on 2015-06-11.
  18. ^ "Mr X: Mahesh Bhatt makes Playback Singing Debut". VLuvBollywood.com. 14 March 2015. Retrieved 15 March 2015.
  19. ^ "'Tu Jo Hain' is my romantic best: Emraan Hashmi". indianexpress.com. 16 March 2015. Retrieved 16 March 2015.

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