Ananth Narayan Mahadevan and Himesh Reshammiya’s The Xpose is a mediocre film based in the golden era of Hindi cinema. Himesh who plays the character of a cop turned southern superstar Ravi Kumar has yet again made a film, which at many levels try and glorify Reshammiya. Though the script has enough potential to make this film a blockbuster, execution in terms of editing as well as poor screenplay has killed the real essence of this film.
The only thing that works for the film is its dialogues. Ravi Kumar in one scene while denying an intimate proposal says, “Ravi Kumar langot ka bahut pakka hai, woh bistar pe neend ke alawa kuch nahin leta.” That’s not all, while accepting a film offer even after being a debutant actor, Ravi lays several conditions to the producer who in turn questions Ravi’s attitude problem. At this the actor replies with a stoned expression, “Raja ka beta bhale hi nanga paida hua ho, par hota woh rajkumar hi hai.” Though certain dialogues do not suit Himesh’s personality, he somehow managed to carry them off.
Music is unexpectedly pitiable. All the songs are very ordinary and there wasn’t even a single track which one can take back home. Moreover, the songs are repetitively used as the background score which doesn’t work for an audience who has expectations of diverse creativity from the film. Additionally, some songs like Dard Dilo Ke or Ice cream are so bizarre that one can’t help but sulk at the decision of watching the film.