(Crisp) Movie Review: KILL by FENIL SETA

Kill is co-produced by Dharma Productions and made waves at the Toronto International Film Festival last year. It is in the John Wick zone (John Wick‘s director is also producing its Hollywood remake). There have been films set in trains before. But for the first time, the narrative unfolds in third AC bogies amid a lot of chaos, madness and blood. This 105-minute-long flick has non-stop fights and it keeps the interest going. The action is not for the faint-hearted but a few scenes are quite unexpected and novel and will elicit claps in cinemas. On the flipside, the narrative is a bit confusing. You don’t understand who is where on the train. Also, some of the cinematic liberties hamper the impact. Lakshya makes a confident debut and even his baritone voice is quite impressive. Raghav Juyal is the biggest surprise of the film; he’s terrific. Abhishek Chauhan (Viresh; Amrit’s NSG colleague) leaves a huge mark. Tanya Maniktala, as always, has an arresting screen presence. Ashish Vidyarthi and Harsh Chhaya are dependable. Adrija Sinha (Aahana), Parth Tiwari (Siddhi; strong man in Fani’s gang) and Kashyap Kapoor (Dhannu; who pretends to be a common passenger) are decent. All in all, Kill deserves a watch that too in cinemas. Here’s hoping some theatres release it without an interval for a better impact.

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