Banner: Vishesh Films
Presenter: Mukesh Bhatt
Producer: Mahesh Bhatt
Director: Vikram Bhatt
Cast: Emraan Hashmi, Amyra Dastur, Arunoday Singh, Somnath Mahto, Bikramjeet Kanwarpal, Tanmay Bhatt & Gurmeet Choudhary
Music: Jeet Ganguly, Ankit Tiwari, Ankur Tiwari & Raju Singh
Following the trail of the Ramsay Brothers, the horror masters of the bygone era, Vikram Bhatt of late had become the uncrowned king of the horror genre. But he has seriously & erroneously erred this time around by treading on a completely diverse genre of sci – fi in his latest offering ‘Mr. X’. As nothing, but nothing at all seems to work in favor of the invisible Mr. X, no not even the 3 dimensional VFX specials effects.
Inspector Raghu Ram, an officer with the Anti Terrorist Department (ATD), in lieu with his colleague cum fiancée Siya Varma (Amyra Dastur), are trying to save a bus full of passengers that’s about to be blasted by a human bomb. Next, just when Raghu Ram & Siya are about to enter into a wedlock, Raghu Ram is once again sent off on a mission by his superior Bharadwaj (Arunodaya Singh). Raghu Ram escapes after completing the mission. The cops are on his trail but he gets caught by Bharadwaj and his men, who beat him mercilessly and leave him to die. That’s when his friend Popo (Tanmay Bhatt) takes him to his scientist sister, who treats him with an ‘experimental potion’. Even though the potion cures his disfigured body, it lands up making him invisible. He can be seen only in sunlight & ultra violet light. Taking advantage of his invisibility, Raghu starts operating under the name of ‘Mr. X’ and the nightmare in the film in tandem with the audience, watching the antics of ‘Mr. X’ continues.
This latest film ‘Mr. X’ from the Bhatt Empire miserably fails to grab the eyeballs of the viewers. Barring one or two films made earlier on the invisible genre the others have flopped miserably. Not one department of ‘Mr, X’ can be credited for making this film even slightly entertaining to hold the viewers attention. Living up to his image of a serial kisser Emran Hashmi tries to kiss his heroine in an invisible avatar too and this kissing scenario too looks so creepy & corny.
Performance wise Emran Hashmi just sleep walks through his role, as more than half of the screen time he is presented in an invisible avatar. Amyra Dastur too disappoints in her 2nd outing. In fact she appears as a total misfit as Bhatt Empire’s heroine. The extemely talented Arunoday Singh does not get enough scope to prove his histrionics.
Tailpiece: Stay miles away from this ‘Mr. X’ unless you yourself want to end up as an invisible entity.