Kill movie review: A Brutal and Unapologetically Violent Action Spectacle

Film: Kill 
Cast: Lakshya, Raghav Juyal, Tanya Maniktala
Director: Nikhil Nagesh Bhat
Rating: 4 Moons

Kill introducing Raghav Juyal, Lakshya, and Tanya Maniktala is undoubtedly the most violent film in Indian Cinema. The film grips audiences with its intense action sequences and powerful emotional moments. Director Nikhil Nagesh Bhat has managed to deliver the most gruesome, violent film with bloodshed and slaughters throughout. Kill draws inspiration from real-life incidents that occur on Indian trains. Disclaimer, the film is not for faint-hearted.

The story revolves around Lakshya, NSG Commando Amrit Rathore onboarding a Delhi train to Ranchi to meet his love Tullika (played by Tanya Maniktala) who is engaged against her will. Amrit is accompanied by his friend and fellow commando Viresh (Abhishek Chauhan) but things go dangerous when a group of dacoits led by Fani (Raghav Juyal) take over the train and terrorize the passengers while stealing their possessions. A routine train travel quickly turns into a terrifying thrill ride when Amrit sets out on a perilous mission to save the imprisoned passengers.

Amrit goes into an insane rage when his buddy and lover’s life are in danger. He sets off a merciless and unrelenting rampage brutally killing 40 people. Such barbarous, action, and roughness have been unseen in Hindi cinematic history before. The action banger carries no extra drama maintaining a tight narrative moving directly to its true ideation set behind the making. Written and directed by Nikhil Nagesh Bhat, the storyline of Kill grabs the audience's attention right away. Bhat alongside action director Se-Yeong Oh has astonishingly shot the entire film in a confined train. 

Despite being an action thriller the film has emotional depth in the narrative. Director Nikhil Nagesh Bhat has given some adrenaline-pumping thriller fight action sequences one can’t even imagine or possibly see with eyes open wide. He masterfully penned every action in the script and the film shot in a compact train looked real. Action choreographer Se-Yeong Oh choreographed some intense actions that are too good to be real. The background score is gripping with a thrilling tone keeping hooked with action sequences.
Lakshya is impressive in his debut delivering a standout performance. He is less on dialogue but steals the show with his rage and intense fights. He promises to be the new action hero in Bollywood. Raghav Juyal as Fani, the antagonist has accomplished to justify the hero’s evolution into mercilessness. The actor who has maintained an amicable persona turned to be a ruthless villain in Kill. Through his actions and serious looks, he proves to take up any kind of role offered to him. Raghav adds his original touch of humor connecting with the audience. Additionally, Tanya Maniktala, Abhishek Chauhan, and Ashish Vidyarthi deliver strong performances in their respective roles, contributing effectively to the film's ensemble dynamics.

The plot may occasionally feel clichéd as Amrit continually faces challenges, stumbles, and ultimately overcomes them. Nevertheless, the film maintains a tight narrative without any unnecessary scenes, gratuitous flashbacks, or indulgent story-building. Karan Johar, Apoorva Mehta under Dharma Productions, and Guneet Monga Kapoor and Achin Jain under Sikhya Entertainment together produced a one-of-a-kind genre film in the Hindi film industry.