I don’t really respect or love the extreme gore genre. Toh personal compunctions ko side mein rakhna is the finest, though, because you have to watch a movie for what it is, and sometimes you find one that is so brilliantly done. This next TIFF film, Dekho, is an intense Indian drama with a strong local masala theme.

To begin with, there isn’t any public advertising material for this movie. That means you’re not going to find a teaser or trailer. Discuss it with producers Achin Jain, Guneet Monga, and Karan Johar. In the film, Lakshya portrays Amrit, an army man who is committed to being a better partner to Tanya Maniktala’s character Tulika, as well as a decent soldier. But there’s a catch: he has to gain Tulika’s parents’ consent.

However, as they all board a train to a place where Amrit intends to meet up with his love, things take a terrible turn. As fate would have it, a bunch of daaku commanded by Raghav Juyal’s character Fani infiltrate the train cabins. However, Fani has his own plans, and things get out of hand very fast. Amrit aur Fani apne-apne paagalpan mein bhidte hain, the train humming along as the action gets more intense.

“KILL” was filmed in extremely cramped quarters, which would have made any errors obvious. There aren’t any gorgeous mountains, flowing sarees, or catchy melodies in “KILL,” unlike the year’s greatest blockbusters like “Pathan” and “Jawan,” to detract from any screenplay or storytelling problems. 

Actually, the most of the action happens inside the cramped, small train. There aren’t any exterior scenes till the very end. In this rapidly developing scenario, the audience is as constrained as the protagonists, and you are paying close attention to everything.

The actors, technical teams, and Aise mein were forced to perform to the best of their abilities in every way. The film’s basis is created by Rafey Mehmood’s great photography, Shivakumar V. Panikar’s exact editing, Mayur Sharma’s brilliant set design (which we will talk about later), and Subhash Sahoo’s excellent sound work. 

Even in this movie, where I swear to god at one point I didn’t know if brains were being squished by a fire extinguisher or were the intestines my eyes were completely closed but I knew exactly what was happening on screen because of the amazing foley work. Sach bataaoon toh, foley artists ko celebrate kam karte hain hum.

Maybe I should ask Mayur Sharma, the production designer, how the sets were put together, but I’m assuming some serious filmmaking magic is going on here. Tiny spaces that can accommodate enough space to turn into actual combat zones, a bathroom that expands subtly and magically to become the scene of an unplanned romantic moment.

 Production designer Se-Yeong Oh and action choreographer Parvez Shaikh collaborate flawlessly with production designer Raghav, who at one point is seen racing atop a moving train or hanging outside.

KILL is graphic and incredibly violent. I think the first killing on screen involves severing a human head in two with a knife, though I may have blocked 40 of the 42 homicides as soon as I left the movie. For this reason, the Midnight Madness screening at TIFF was the ideal opening night for the film. Not that it’s just an echo chamber; in fact, there are MANY, MANY cinematic achievements to be applauded in this film. 

The filmmaker and the two exceptional actors expertly hold together the little language, the background music that changes to a romantic ballad during Amrit and Fani’s confrontation, and the strangely titillating Spanish riff that sounds like flamenco every time Ashish Vidyarthi appears on screen.

I was left wondering WHY this group of dacoits was so violent and enraged in the first place when a furious Fani bursts into a compartment, finds the captive he is searching for, and addresses him as his “achche din.” These folks have a hint of humanity in them; they weren’t born thieves and killers. 

But their blazing wrath is the result of unfulfilled promises. Will Amrit act as this overflow’s dam? Will the man who has also decided to take up arms be able to control his fury towards the other person via his passion? You’ll have to watch to find out, though.

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