This movie is inspired by real incidents. I don't know how one can authenticate this. But if there is a line stating this fact at the start of the film, I guess it must be true. So I shall not try to dig out facts as to which heroine fell down when and from where.
THE XPOSE begins with the fall of a rising starlet from a building that is hosting a success party right after an Awards Night. At her funeral, the finger of suspicion points to various people associated with her during her short stint in the industry.
Then we go back to a sixties style setting with Irrfan Khan as Alec D'Costa, a black marketer, narrating the story.
During the story, the same scene [with the girl falling] is shown three more times; once it is the actual fall. By the end, Himesh Reshammiya who plays Ravi Kumar, once a tough cop and now an aspiring Bollywood actor who has a solid following in the south a la Rajnikanth, cracks the case and nails the murderer. This is done in the courtroom, with the permission of the judge, just before the trial begins.
The movie is slick in the way it is executed; stylish with good settings. The music also has a distinct flavour of the bygone era and is a mixture of old tunes, layered with new sounds. Dhan te te...!!!
Another 'X' factor is the dialogue, designed to reflect the state of the hero of the film - Himesh. Even though the joke is on him, Himesh delivers the lines with an 'innocent-matter-of-fact-charm'.
He makes a joke about his looks, acting, style and whatever else there is left to make a joke of. A very sporting gesture from him.
Both the the lead girls make a decent debut. Zoya Afroz as Chandni and Sonali Raut as Zara. We should be able to see more of them.
Yo Yo Singh, a Harbhajan Singh lookalike without his turban, should concentrate on singing, just like Himesh should.
But then, who will bell the cat?