New Delhi: You can call him 'X', Mr X moves! Well, the song explains it all. This Vikram Bhatt directed film is perhaps one of those films where Emraan Hashmi is seen running around, fighting against all odds to carry out the justice delayed. However, it's not as if he doesn't do what he is best at—kissing, it comes quite naturally to this actor, we must say!
The plot opens with a typical situation where the team of police officers are in action, trying to protect a bus full of common people, and a bomber trying to kill himself lest you release a fellow terrorist from jail. This time, we meet ATD (Anti-terror department) officer Emraan aka Raghu Ram Rathod and his better half Amyra Dastur as Siya Verma in a single frame, first shot.
The two are shown to be very much in love, perhaps the only reason why Raghu would tell her to diffuse the bomb as he knows she will be able to do so, 'kyuki tum mujhse pyaar karti ho'. The moment is tense and the bomb is about to explode—cut to this intense, romantic dialogue from the senior officer gives a jolt to your thinking brain.
However, the storyline moves ahead smoothly with Raghu and Siya's love story, where the couple is about to get married. Enter twist number one. Just a day before their wedding, the duo is ordered by Assistant Commissioner of police, played by Arunoday Singh to carry out an operation of saving the chief minister of the state.
Despite being on leave, the two take it up and later what follows is something you must watch the film to find out. Raghu falls flat at the hands of people, whom he believes as the custodian of law and order. Tanmay Bhatt of AIB acts as PoPo in the movie—sidekick of Raghu bhai, as he calls him that throughout. The transformation of Raghu into 'Mr X' does give you a complete 3D feel, although you do remember Hollywood's hit-venture 'Hollow Man', the moment Emraan gets into his invisible mode.
The way Raghu becomes the 'invisible' man is dramatic but executed quite well. Full marks for that deadly look (once he comes out alive after the bombing affect). However, the screenplay could have been tighter, with clear demarcations as to when the duo-in-love is in India and when singing in foreign locales.
The cinematography by Pravin Bhatt and 3D stereography by Chandan Gupta are worth mentioning, as it smoothly strives through each frame. Mr X's visibility under the sun, and neon blue light has been maintained throughout the film—which is quite interesting to watch in 3D effect.
The fact that Mr X is a good samaritan doing justice to root out the evil from our society, makes Raghu more vulnerable at the hands of his own love interest—as she happens to put her duty ahead of everything else. The music by Jeet Ganguly, Ankit Tiwari, Ankur Tiwari, and background score by Raju Singh works well for a typical Emraan Hashmi film.
Ankit Tiwari's smooth voice is a pleasure to the ears. But it is Mahesh Bhatt's 'You Can Call Me X' which steals the thunder.
Mr X can take you back to your Mr India days, but only for the similarity between their film titles—if only criminals could be killed by going invisible! Book your tickets for Emraan Hashmi ala 3D style!