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The Xpose Rating: 2.19/5 

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Ratings:3/5 Review By: Taran Adarsh Site:Bollywood Hungama

Ananth Narayan Mahadevan juxtaposes fantasy and reality and depicts the life on and off film sets. Being an integral part of the industry, Ananth makes sure he includes episodes that would make the spectator draw parallels with real life, neatly presenting the grime and sleaze behind the glam and insecurities behind smiling faces. Having said that, the film suffers due to a sketchy script intermittently. On the whole, THE XPOSE is a decently-crafted vintage musical-thriller that keeps you guessing about the identity of the murderer all through. An entertaining outing for fans of atypical Bollywood-style murder mysteries.

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Ratings:2.5/5 Review By: Madureeta Mukherjee Site: Times Of India (TOI)

Thrills, chills, scandals surround the murder of a star in the ’60s. Eleven suspects are on the scanner. With cops, black marketers and booming beats, the story ‘falls’ from an almost ‘Teesri Manzil’ style plot. It’s pacy but the plot unravels stylishly, not intelligently (some suspects don’t have a clear motive for murder). Sonali is stunning and impressive, Zoya makes a pretty picture and Yo Yo is best when he’s grooving. Himesh slips well into his character, with quirkiness and confidence. This is far from a mind-bending thriller, but a decent effort which has some good ‘ol masala to keep you entertained.

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Ratings:– Review By: Komal Nahata Site: Zee ETC Bollywood Business

On the whole, The Xposé is an engaging suspense thriller with hit music and excellent dialogues as the plus points. It will do fair business but it has an extraneous factor working against it and that is that it has a limited window of just one week to do business because it will face a major opposition in the form of the eagerly-awaited film, Heropanti, next week.

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Ratings:1/5 Review By: Nishi Tiwari Site: Rediff

The Xpose wastes no time in getting to the point, which is to swiftly move towards finding the killer. Only, the path to solving the mystery of Zara’s murder is rife with inconsistencies of epic proportions. There is nothing new, story wise, to speak of and it is eventually reduced to a desperately stylised murder mystery with its single dimensionally dysfunctional and ditzy characters, jazzy music, dark glasses and trench coats, random slo-mo action sequences and what have you

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Ratings:2/5 Review By: Shubhra Gupta Site: Indian Express

Pardon the telegram style reporting, but ‘The Xpose’ begs to be written about in the way it should have panned out. The murder mystery set in the backdrop of big bad tinseltown should have been pacy and cheesy and racy, but ends up being a bit of a drag. Despite all the fun and games.If they had maintained the tone, ‘The Xpose’ would have been a hoot. But songs get stuffed in, a love angle slows things, and it gets stuck in cop stations and courts. They should have just kept the cheese thick.

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Ratings:1.5/5 Review By: Suhani Singh Site: India Today

Said to be inspired by real incidents in 1960s Hindi film industry, The Xpose celebrates the cinema of the decade with references to Teesri Manzil, Johnny Tera Naam and Satyam Shivam Sundaram. But The Xpose is not what it purports to be.The Xpose is HR’s way of saying he can do everything that Salman Khan, the man who gave him his big break, can do.

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Ratings:2/5 Review By: Rahul Desai Site: Mumbai Mirror

The Xpose: a throwback to 60s B-Town. Solely as a parody of nostalgia, this qualifies as a masterpiece.Intentional or not, this film gets away with it the same way Om Shanti Om does-not designed as biopics (Heroine) but as unwaveringly cringe worthy stories mirroring the era they represent, the kind where the title appears over a can of ‘Exposed’ film reels.

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Ratings:2/5 Review By: Mohar Basu Site:Koimoi

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! If you are going for the film hoping to catch up on some suspense thriller, The Xpose will surely disappoint you. It is a half baked attempt at creating a scandalous 60s era with underlined themes of s**, infidelity and murder. With tongue-in-cheek dialogues, I found the film unsuccessful at creating suspense. I am going with 2/5 for this movie.

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Ratings:3.5/5 Review By: Mehul S Thakkar Site: Deccan Chronicle

director Anant Mahadevan has stuck to a tight script, just under 2 hours of run time, and managed to show some ugly, some beautiful truths of the film industry. 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. The background music goes well with the intense scenes adding more drama to the plot, which is full of twists towards the end. Himesh version 2.0 as an actor will change your opinion about him.

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  1. This will be big thing
    hr with yo yo
    I like both of them
    the songs is amazing

  2. Amazing movie 4/5..

  3. nice movie

    One of the cheesiest suspense thrillers, aka unintentional comedy!! [2/5]

    Fans who have had regular access to gossipy magazines like ‘Mayapuri’ and ‘Stardust’ would agree more that bollywood film industry has always been blessed with cheesy, salty and spicy ‘inside’ news pieces on link-ups, break-ups, regular tiffs between stars, catfights in parties and rivalries that run longer than the film on box-office. Now, if someone from those unsighted admirers would have made a film like ‘THE XPOSE’ taking references from here and there, it would have been easily an ignorable offence…but coming from Ananth Narayan Mahadevan, a veteran himself from the industry, it is a shameful cold-blooded crime to present all of it in a hasty, half-baked and horrifically bad light.

    THE XPOSE, set in glamorously stylish 60’s, is a fictional memoir inspired by real life incidents happened in bollywood. So you have a moody, egoistic and bigmouthed superstar Ravi Kumar [Played by who else? The Himesh Reshammiya], a character modeled on yesteryear Actor Rajkumar famous for his attitude and many regular interferences on set suitable to his self-proclaimed image. How can you not find the connection when he compliments one of his co-stars on her dress that he could use the same for his house as curtains??

    Then, there are a couple of sex-symbols who catfights in parties and bears strong resemblance from real-life contemporaries Zeenat Aman & Parveen Bobby. There is also a top music director KD [India’s latest sensation Yo Yo Honey Singh playing someone like RD Burman] who can sell the same tune to two different filmmakers. If you could do an elephant-eyed examination, you will also find visible suggestions of Sunil Dutt saving Nargis’s life from a fire mishap on set, a publishing house giant replicating Nari Hira of Stardust and hidden interest of underworld in the business. All that and an unfortunate death of a leading actress [Divya Bharti?? Who knows!!]! Everyone is under scanner and the frisky & frolicky fiction takes over the touch of reality!

    THE XPOSE is stylish and sensational but cheaply designed, undeveloped ‘insider’s view’ to encash people’s thirst for scandalous ‘behind the curtain’ news. It gets easier if you already in sync with those intimations and indications before hand in order to relate and rejoice but as an outsider, you will always miss the punch here. Watching Himesh delivering lines like, “Main jo bol deta hoon, wohi script ho jaati hai” and “Style pe aap kaam karo, attitude pe maine bachpan se kaam kiya hai” makes you giggle and chuckle at the first but soon you will feel the juice getting either too sweet or too salty to enjoy. Baby-faced Yo Yo Honey Singh looks fresh for the screen and bearable when lip-syncing his own songs. Newcomers Sonali Raut and Zoya Afroz do it as been told and predicted. Adil Hussain brings some credibility in his shorter but smarter performance. By the way, the story gets narrated by Irrfan Khan playing a blackmarketeer at cinema-halls. No explanations would be enough to understand why this special appearance??

    With nasal-toned singing, ‘ice-dream khaoongi, Kashmir jaoongi’ kind of inanity in lyrics, average performance, distasteful writing and a suspense that falls more in the grid of unplanned-unintentional-accidental comedy, THE XPOSE is one of the cheesiest suspense thriller that can be watchable if you are allowed to make loud comments on its idiocy in theatre. It’s the only way out to relieve yourself of the load it throws on your intellect. Sadly, multiplex culture doesn’t pursue that any longer! So, better leave it for a home-viewing! [2/5]

  5. The Xpose was the only movie, which hit the entertaining world. The cast of Xpose include Himesh Reshammiya, Zoya Afroz, Yo Yo Honey Singh, Ananth Mahadevan, Irrfan Khan, Sonali Raut, Jesse Randhawa, Bharat Dhabolkar and Rajesh Sharma. Read more at http://www.justbollywood.in/xpose-movie-review/

  6. Bhai it atleast deseeves 3 for those cheesy dialogues, style and that never ending final suspense.

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