Film Review: 'Kill' - A Warning for the Faint-Hearted

Reviews: Karan Johar's film production company 'Dharma Productions', which has been facing failure for a long time, has also been forced to change.

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Film Review: 'Kill' - A Warning for the Faint-Hearted
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Producer: Karan Johar, Guneet Monga, Achin Jain and Apoorva Mehta
Writer: Nikhil Nagesh Bhatt and Ayesha Syed
Director: Nikhil Nagesh Bhatt
Cast: Lakshya, Raghav Juyal, Tanya Maniktala, Abhishek Chauhan, Ashish Vidyarthi, Adrija Sinha, Harsh Chhaya and others...
Duration: 1 hour 46 minutes
Karan Johar's film production company 'Dharma Productions', which has been facing failure for a long time, has also been forced to change. Now he has also come up with a very violent film 'Kill' on the lines of South India's most successful violence-oriented film 'Animal'. 
Only those who want to see bloodshed and extreme violence instead of entertainment will want to watch this film. Some people will also remember the films of the sixties and seventies that told the story of dacoits and robbers. Fans of foreign films may remember films like 'Train to Busan' or 'Snowpiercer' from South Korea.


As soon as he takes a leave from his job, NSG commando Amrit (Lakshya Lalwani) faces a new crisis. He receives a message from his girlfriend Tulika (Tanya Maniktala) that her father is getting her engaged to someone else. The couple is engaged against her wishes, on the orders of Tulika's rich, influential father Baldev Singh Thakur (Harsh Chhaya). Amrit immediately comes to Ranchi with his friend and NSG commando Veeresh (Abhishek Chauhan) to make plans and elope with Tulika from the venue. But Tulika refuses, informing him that her father-in-law has just fired several guns in the air. Therefore, it is difficult to escape from here to stay alive. They promise to meet in Delhi.

The next day, Tulika and her family board the night train for Delhi. Amrit proposes to Tulika in the washroom and puts a ring on her finger before she and Veeresh get into a different coach on the same train. There is also a gang of robbers on the same train, led by a sexually apathetic Phani (Raghav Juyal). They shut down four coaches and train pulling signals. Thus, the train continues to move without any hindrance while they scare and rob the passengers. When the robbers reach Tulika, Amrit and Veeresh together start fighting the gang. Several events take a rapid turn. After several companions are killed on the train, Phani's father Beni (Ashish Vidyarthi) changes his opinion. He wants to kill Baldev Singh Thakur, stop the train midway and escape with the loot, but Phani wants to take Baldev with him and collect ransom. Phani throws Tulika out of the moving train and kills her and poor Amrit is unable to do anything. But now he has to save Tulika's younger sister Ahana (Adrija Sinha) and her family as per Tulika's wish. Four AC coaches in the train get drenched in blood. The entire gang of robbers is killed. Veeresh is also killed in this fight.


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After Baldev Raj Chopra's violent but survival film 'The Burning Train' which has violence happening inside a moving train, now Nikhil Nagesh Bhatt has come with a film 'Kill' which is full of violence and bloodshed inside a train, but the film 'Kill' is zero in the name of the story. The basis of the story chosen by the filmmaker to show violence is wrong. First of all, those days have passed many years ago when gangs of dacoits or robbers used to do such acts. Not only this, in the sixties and seventies, gangs of dacoits and robbers were active in North India, but they used to run away after looting, they used to commit murders out of compulsion. Whereas the hero of filmmaker Nilesh Nagesh Bhatt, Fani, seems to pay more attention to violence and killing people than looting. The film is entirely the work of Korean action director Se-Yong Oh and Parvez Sheikh, who have created scenes of killing people in different ways using various weapons within a limited space in the AC coach of the train. The very brief romantic scenes between Amrit and Tulika in the film do provide some relief from the violence for some time.

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The filmmaker has presented Fani as a villain who is both funny and cunning. People with weak hearts or heart patients should keep away from this film.
The kind of action scenes and violence shown in the film raises many questions on our censor board as well?
Has the Censor Board surrendered in front of Dharma Productions?

'Kill' has even beaten 'Animal' in terms of violent and bloodshed scenes. After watching the film 'Kill', it is natural to raise the question of whether we are really living in a very violent society. This film indirectly gives a message that till we do not unite; anyone will keep looting us. Till we remain silent spectators to a villain thinking that he is harming a good man, what do we have to do with it, till then we will keep bearing the losses.
Cameraman Rafi Mahmood deserves congratulations for excellent photography.

Lakshya Lalwani made his mark as the lead character in the TV series Porus. The 28-year-old actor makes a wonderful impression as an action hero in his debut film. He is nearly flawless in action and is quite capable of portraying the emotional depth of Amrit. Carrying the entire film on his shoulders, Lakshya proves that he has the potential to become an action star, but his upcoming films will determine his fate. 
Dancer and choreographer Raghav Juyal as Fani has struggled to make a mark as an actor. But he manages to instill fear in the minds of the train passengers. 

Ashish Vidyarthi's performance as Beni is decent. 

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Actress Tanya Maniktala of 'A Suitable Boy' fame as Lutika looks beautiful, but she needs to improve her acting a lot. 
Teen actress Adrija Sinha of 'Ek Banda Kaafi Hai' impresses in the small role of Tulika's younger sister Ahana.

-Shantiswaroop Tripathi

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