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Mr. X - Movie Review

Verdict - "Mr. X is just atrocious! Ignore and let it go!"

More often than not, my expectations were pretty high for Mr. X, why shouldn't they? Take a trip down memory lane, partly, Vishesh Films and Emraan Hashmi had a superior track record working together. They make commercially successful movies and, above all, they always had the mettle to try distinct subjects. Mr. X felt like an unconventional film, but it's the execution which matters the most, and I felt it lacking in Vikram Bhatt's movies.

Raghu (Emraan Hashmi) and Sia (Amyra Datsur) were two ATD officers and just after the day they decide to get married, Raghu has been put in a perplexed situation and was given an ultimatum to choose between his country or his fiancé.

After making the best out of the situation, he was betrayed and was allegedly murdered by few thugs who were apparently his own office colleagues. How will he seek revenge? And how does he turn into Mr. X explains the other part of the movie.

Judging by the plot of the movie, you can comprehend that this is nothing more than a traditional revenge drama and in that situation the screenwriter should be concerned with the plot and should deliver something unique to pep up the experience. 

Instead, we get a stale and an inconsistent storyline which shatters the entire movie into pieces and to add insult to injury; the atrocious logic in the movie totally demolishes everything left as they relate Raghu's obscure powers as a sign of God and were something beyond the scientific reach.

Furthermore, this movie was specially designed in 3D for a unique movie-going experience and when you're making a movie which is heavily relying on CGI, this is a wise move to make, but it always depends on how good it looks on-screen. In this case, although the CGI impressed me, to some extent, but it didn't really live up to my expectations. 

Emraan Hashmi is a distinct actor with a commendable on-screen charisma and at this point of his career; it feels like he was always getting doomed by many hideous scripts and Mr. X will remain as one of his worst movies of his career. 

The female lead, Amyra tried to give her best, but she didn't feel significant to me, as her conflicting character was horribly written in every scene, and it just ruined everything for her.

All things considered, Mr. X could be an interesting take in a three-dimensional format with a solid script and few fascinating characters. It simply missed the mark on every scale and doesn't create any interest for the viewer throughout the movie or for a possible sequel. Ignore and let it go!

My Rating - 1.5/5
Grade - D+ (A hangover!)
-By Surya Komal aka KM (@SuryaKomal)

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