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The XPOSE is a pulsating human mystery with a love story at the core. 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.Wikipedia

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Shubhra Gupta
Indian Express


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. Here’s a sampler, from early in the film. A producer tells an aspirant : “na dance na expression na pose, sirf xpose!”. Classic. Nothing more would have been needed.

Go watch it if you must, though we think the television news channels are offering better entertainment this weekend.One of the hilarious things about the film are its dialogues. Unintentionally funny and delivered with all-seriousness, they make up for the lack of script and acting by the leads.

Sarit Ray
Hindustan Times


Good films require innovation; bad ones are usually recipe-based. And the really terrible ones? Those are recipes gone horribly wrong. What the makers of The Xposé will have you believe is cinema is actually punch lines, and lots (and by lots, we mean nearly a dozen) of songs roughly chopped up and mashed together.Add a poker-faced, nasal-toned lead actor, and you have what can only be a Himesh Reshammiya creation.

Mehul S Thakkar
Deccan Chronicle


To explore the dark side of Bollywood in the 60s when stardom had a different definition and many were disillusioned about it, one needs to dig in really deep. The charming era of vintage cars, beautiful sets, glamour, dirty desires and unique mannerisms of people with a larger-than-life image, is a chapter you only open if you have an honest intention to project it. If not, one needs to stay away from it.

Saddled with glaring plot holes, caricaturish supporting cast, unintentionally funny punchlines, and Himesh Reshammiya, The Xpose is like Gunda, with better production values

Madhureeta Mukherjee
Times of India


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.

Unable to stay true to its genre, The Expose ends up being Himesh's attempt at having another shot of being an actor, an effort that falters right from the start.about playing up that card.


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 sex, infidelity and murder. With tongue-in-cheek dialogues, I found the film unsuccessful at creating suspense.

Suhani Singh
India Today


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.With little merit in the film, we're more interested in seeing the featurette on the making of the film.

Taran Adarsh
Bollywood Hungama


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.

Sachin Chatte
The Navhind Times


The ladies are purely used for decorative purposes in the film and the dialogues are cringe worthy, sample this one – “…na dance na expression na pose, sirf expose”. For those wondering about the ‘expose’ element let’s say the IPL cheerleaders have much more skin to show.Xpose yourself to this travesty at your risk.


The Xposé has exposed a sad truth from our film industry. We have the ability to make really bad movies.


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'.

In case you’re looking for plain entertainment, this extravagant endeavour won’t disapppoint. So who do you want to see the film for? Himesh or Honey? The choice is entirely yours.

Subhash K Jha


So who said the world of the makebelieve had to follow any rules? Yup, there is no business like show business. This whodunit means business.The suspense drama is bright, bouncy,believable and entertaining.

The only good thing about the film is SURPRISINGLY, Himesh Reshammiya (Awww!!) and nothing else. If you readers are satisfied with this review why waste your hard earned money? That sums up The Xpose!

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