An ambitious project which seems to be a revamp of Mr. India and Hollow Man, Mr. X is Vikram Bhatt‘s latest offering, after box-office successes like Raaz 3 and Creature 3D. However, at the outset, the film is nothing like Hollow Man or Mr. India, except for a few instances.
Touted as both Bhatt’s and Emraan Hashmi‘s reinvention, the film has Emraan and Amyra Dastur in lead roles, with Arunoday Singh and Tanmay Bhat appearing in supporting roles. The film wastes no time in setting up the plot. Both Emraan and Amyra are lovers and colleagues on the Anti-Terrorist Department (ATD). They are to be married the next day, but duty calls, and they reluctantly agree to take up one last mission, at the behest of the ATD boss, played by Arunoday Singh.
However, the mission is a ploy, and Arunoday Singh holds Emraan’s ladylove at gunpoint and asks him to kill the Chief Minister. Coerced into killing the CM, Emraan becomes expendable, and Arunoday tries to kill him. However, Emraan accidentally stumbles into a vat of radioactive waste, and against all odds, he survives. He is transformed into a hideous monster, with most of his skin melted away. In an effort to help ease the pain, Tanmay’s sister offers him a so-called cure for radiation, but instead of recovering, he acquires the ability to become invisible.
With a fresh lease on life, Emraan sets out to kill the men who tried to assassinate him and his fiance. He becomes a vigilante, using his powers of invisibility to exact revenge on the men who wrecked his life. In terms of acting, Emraan delivers a commendable performance, while Arunoday shines as the brooding, calculating nemesis. Tanmay Bhat provides some comic relief and Amyra Dastur manages to hold your attention for a short span of time, but is forgettable. The music is passable, with a few memorable tunes. The most important aspect of the film is the VFX by K V Sanjit, which in a few scenes, are unrefined and outlandish. The climax leaves a lot to be desired, with a fight scene with Arunoday and Emraan on a rooftop. But apart from it’s pitfalls, which are spaced apart in the film, Mr. X does entertain you.
Why Should You Watch the Film?
All in all, Mr. X is a decent entertainer, but falls short in more than one area. An ambitious attempt, the film will not disappoint Emraan Hashmi fans. Watch it if you have nothing to do over the weekend!