113 Min | Thriller | May 2014
IMDB Rating: 3.9
Director: Anant Mahadevan
Starring: Himesh Reshammiya, Yo Yo Honey Singh, Irrfan Khan
The Xpose Review: ‘The Xpose’, a musical-thriller, isn’t without merit, but unfortunately, there isn’t much of it either. Its works, but only in parts. It has a few absorbing moments and melodious moments working on its side, but an erratic Screenplay, spoils the fun, in totality. A top actress from the late 1960’s is killed and now follows the search to find her murderer. ‘The Xpose’ takes us back in time, the late 60’s, where glamour and ambitious, like decade, was at its peak. So in terms of nostalgia, ‘The Xpose’ is good-looking. But, the Screenplay is erratic and shaky.
The Xpose begins well and the narrative is nicely handled up-to interval. Its the second-hour, that disheartens. The suspense element lacks the fizz and so does the murderer’s motives. In short, the film takes off safely, but loses focus later-on. Anant Mahadevan’s Direction is strictly okay. Cinematography and Editing are impressive. Art Design is excellent.
Performance-Wise, Himesh Reshammiya is alright. Although he has shed a lot of weight and has worked on himself, he can still work on his acting skills. Yo Yo Honey Singh, cast in a negative role, has his moments. Zoya Afroz looks gorgeous and delivers a very confident performance. Sonali Raut has also done well. Anant Mahadevan is stiff. Rajesh Sharma is superb, as always. Irrfan Khan appears in a tiny cameo. On the whole, ‘The Xpose’ holds limited appeal.