When we first watched the trailer of Himesh Reshammiya’s next, ‘The Xpose’, it left us with a niggling feeling of deja vu and our suspicions were confirmed when we dug up a poster of Leonardo DiCaprio’s 2013 magnum opus ‘The Great Gatsby’.
The ‘Xpose’ poster is strikingly similar to the Gatsby one, what with Himesh dressed in a tux (with bowtie et al) like Leo and Zoya Afroz posing like Isla Fisher. The characters are also standing against a black and gold background.
Scenes from ‘The Xpose’ trailer also seem to have a Gatsby hangover. From shots of Himesh Reshammiya lording around in a balcony while fireworks explode in the background…
..to the opulent festivities orchestrated by none other than Yo Yo Honey Singh with a circular pool smack in the middle of the hall…
..to even a shot of Leo and Himesh enjoying the fireworks, Baz Lurhman’s film has certainly provided director Ananth Narayan Mahadevan with more than a little inspiration
‘The Xpose’ does deviate from ‘The Great Gatsby’ when a character is mysteriously bumped off. The film then turns into a murder mystery but there can be no denying the ‘inspired’ bits.
The film stars Himesh Reshammiya, Yo Yo Honey Singh, Irrfan Khan (in a special appearance), Zoya Afroz , Sonali Raut and Aadil Husain and will release in May 23.