Kill Is a Sensational Fearless Slugfest

Kill image of Lakshya as Amrit standing in front of people.

Once the bloody spectacle begins in Kill, it does not let up.

Kill, with its gritty Western vibe, unfolds mostly on a train hurtling towards New Delhi. The action, set against the backdrop of a moving train, is intense and bloody. The limited space and lack of escape heighten the stakes, making every confrontation riskier. While some of the conversations and motivations of the cast may not seamlessly fit the plot, Kill delivers dynamic, acrobatic action in a confined space that will leave audiences on the edge of their seats, craving more. 

Directed by Nikhil Nagesh Bhat and written by Bhat and Ayesha Syed, the film is a powerhouse. Once the bloody spectacle begins in Kill, it does not let up. But it starts with a tale of complicated love amidst familial obligations. Amrit, played by Lakshya (PorusHaseena), is a commando in the military. The love of his life is Tullika, played by Tanya Maniktala (A Suitable BoyTooth Pari: When Love Bites). When her father, Baldez Singh Taku, played by Harsh Chhaya (Undekhi), arranges an engagement, the family heads on a train to New Delhi. So, Amrit and his commando friend, Viresh (Abhishek Chauhan), hop on the same train. But unfortunate surprises await when bandits run amok.

Kill Is a Wild, Speedy Ride With Surprises

Kill still of Fani, played by Raghav Juyal.
Kill image of Raghav Juyal as Fani. Courtesy of Roadside Attractions.

Like the beloved movie RRR, the title card in Kill doesn’t appear until over half an hour into the film. But in Kill, this marks a significant turning point for Amrit. From this moment on, the film is a rollercoaster of brutal deaths and a pettiness level worthy of applause. The film also takes a few unexpected twists, ensuring its unpredictability will keep audiences on the edge of their seats, constantly surprised and intrigued. 

It’s always hilarious and infuriating how people reap what they sow and sob in shock. Still, the fact that bandits are a bunch of related criminals increases the horror and stakes. Because when they start dying, it’s not random criminal coworkers; it’s family. While there are tons of baddies aboard the train—almost forty—the source of audiences’ ire will be Fani, played by Raghav Juyal. Although Beni, played by Ashish Vidyarthi (HaiderSunflower), is Fani’s father and boss, Fani makes the decisions—ones that will cost them all. Fani isn’t happy unless he’s hurting or destroying something, the “rips the wings off butterflies” offspring. 

Outstanding Action Sequences That Shock Viewers

Kill still of Tullika, played by Tanya Maniktala looking at someone and holding their hand.
Kill image of Tullika, played by Tanya Maniktala. Courtesy of Roadside Attractions.

Nowadays, it’s difficult for action movies to add fight choreography or scenes that make you recoil from the screen. However, Kill does it. In fact, the violence and shocking deaths are on par with some of the best action films like The Raid: Redemption and the John Wick series. The camera work, lighting, and use of objects like fire extinguishers add a foreboding level to the mayhem as it chugs to its conclusion. Amrit and Viresh do some surprising combat scenes, and seeing the narrow space available makes the film more impressive. 

If you like high-octane rides of a bloody and violent nature, Kill is it with plenty of a star-crossed lovers’ tale that goes south with bandits, bloodshed, and heartache. It incorporates the space with ingenuity and ease and allows the fights, however shocking, to never stretch credulity. The only gripe is some of the lead-up to the train feels forced, and while audiences hear about how powerful Tullika’s father is, that force never materializes. Still, Kill cements itself as one of the best action-filled, chaotic, and violent films, especially on a train. 

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