Kill (2024): Info on new brutal action film & the rise of extreme Indian Action

Great news to report to you today from Moviehooker HQ – we have information on India’s most violent movie to date – Kill.

Gaining outstanding reviews since it played at the prestigious Sitges International Film Festival, Kill is meant to be the best action flick since Garth Evans and Iko Uwais redesigned the action genre with The Raid movies and it’s the second extreme action film this year.

With Dev Patel’s impressive debut action flick Monkey Man India has now proved to be a strong contender in producing extreme action. Just to make a small point about Monkey Man. When Patel was asked what his inspirations were for his directorial debut, he listed most of the movies on my video wall backdrop; I Saw The Devil, Oldboy and The Raid movies with Patel crediting Gareth Evans for making the action genre for grown-ups again. 

Patel is also a black belt in tae kwon do and was pursuing a career in martial arts before turning to acting. Monkey Man was also very far from a big-budget Hollywood production and due to financial and technical difficulties Patel had to resort to shooting a lot of the film on his phone.

Now, back to KILL

The plot follows two passengers onboard a train detained for New Delhi. Violence erupts when the train is hijacked by a gang of highly trained bandits looking to rob the passengers of their valuables. But what the bandits don’t know is that there are also two elite commandos onboard the same train.

The story for Kill was inspired by real-life train robberies in India. The director Nikhil Nagesh Bhat was a passenger on a hijacked train. If we think about it, there is not a lot of difference between the small cramped corridors of an apartment complex and the carriages on a train. It seems like this could be the perfect battleground for this chaotic carnage.

Official Plot

When army commando Amrit (Lakshya) finds out his true love Tulika (Tanya Maniktala) is engaged against her will, he boards a New Delhi-bound train in a daring quest to derail the arranged marriage. But when a gang of knife-wielding thieves led by the ruthless Fani (Raghav Juyal) begin to terrorize innocent passengers on his train, Amrit takes them on himself in a death-defying kill-spree to save those around him — turning what should have been a typical commute into an adrenaline-fueled thrill ride.

Stay tuned for more on Kill. We are gonna be with this one until a screener comes our direction. This post has inspired me to write a new list of modern extreme action movies so make sure to check back soon for that!

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