Movie Review: The Xpose (2014)

Box Office: Flop

This is a dramatic chain of events in the most glamorous ,swinging era of Hindi films…the 1960s. It was a decade when film stars tasted success and carried their larger than life screen image on to real life with unbridled pomp and splendour. It was during this time that two ambitious films were made… Ujwal Nirmal Sheetal and Reena Mera Naam. The latter became a runaway hit while the former was struggling at the box office.

The XPOSE….is a film that transports you to a world of Hindi cinema and beyond. The XPOSE is a pulsating human mystery with a love story at the core set to a fabulous music score with songs designed to become the biggest chartbusters of the year!

The story partly follows two rival actresses, whose films have simultaneous releases — Reena Mera Naam starring Chandni (Zoya Afroz)and Ujjwal Nirmal Sheetal featuring Zara (Sonali Raut). The two actresses dislike each other, and as both of their films release on the same day, most people in the film industry want to know who will succeed. The narrative gathers pace when a cat-fight between the two takes place at an after-awards party, and a murder happens after the fight.

Zara is murdered, and of course, Chandni is the prime suspect. Ex-cop-turned-actor Ravi Kumar (Himesh) decides to take matters into his own hands, and find the real murderer.


Good Reviews  |  Average Reviews  |  Bad Reviews
Positive Reviews
3.5 “The Xpose is an intelligent Bollywood whodunit.”
3.5 “In this 2-hour journey, the songs, ‘Dard Dilo Ke’ and ‘Ice Cream Khaungi’ will stay with you even after you walk out from the theaters.”
3.5 “This whodunit means business. The suspense drama is bright, bouncy, believable and entertaining..”
3.0 “THE XPOSE is a decently-crafted vintage musical-thriller that keeps you guessing about the identity of the murderer all through.”
Bollywood Hungama
3.0 “The Xpose is a love-it-or-hate-it experience. it’s a bauble, but an ingenious one. Watch it if you love Himesh and/or Bollywood.”
Average Reviews
2.5 “This is far from a mind-bending thriller, but a decent effort which has some good ‘ol masala to keep you entertained.”
Times Of India
Negative Reviews
2.0 “Slickly executed flick.”
2.0 “The Xpose is cordoned by sleaziness, one-liners and music but it ends up in derision by its viewers.”
2.0 “A Himesh Reshammiya film with little to admire “
Daily Bhaskar
2.0 “This film could be an out and out entertainer for you if you wish to see bad acting, and an unkempt storyline. Watch it if you need a good laugh!”
2.0 “If they had maintained the tone, ‘The Xpose’ would have been a hoot.”
1.5 “The only good thing about the film is SURPRISINGLY, Himesh Reshammiya (Awww!!) and nothing else.”
1.5 “The Xpose is Himesh Reshammiya show.”
1.0 “The Xpose has nothing new, and it doesn’t even care.”
1.0 “It is so bad that it is good!”
1.0 “Meet Mr Nose It All in The Expose”

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