Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Rudhraksh Jaiswal, Randeep Hooda, Golshifteh Farahani, Pankaj Tripathi
Director: Sam Hargrave
Producer: Chris Hemsworth
Release Date: 24th April 2020
After all the hype since the release of its trailer, Netflix original Extraction released on Netflix yesterday. The film stars Chris Hemsworth in the lead role and he himself is the producer of the film. Randeep Hooda also plays a very important character in the film.
Plot: Ovi Mahajan, son of India’s biggest drug lord, played by Pankaj Tripathi gets kidnapped by Bangladesh’s drug lord Asif. Then Saju (Randeep Hooda) working under Ovi’s father decides to hire foreign mercenary Tyler Rake (Chris Hemsworth) to get bring back Ovi. The rest of the story revolves around how the kid was extracted from Dhaka.
Action Sequences: Sam Hargrave who was the stunt coordinator of Captain America- Civil war and Avengers endgame is the director of the film. It completely makes sense to hire a stunt director to direct an out and out action movie. Surely there needs to be a special mention about action sequences. The Dhaka chase sequence is exhilarating and the cinematography is brilliant. Continuous shots of the chase sequence are breathtaking. Sure enough, the film has great action scenes but it doesn’t have much else.
Performances: Chris Hemsworth is the soul of the movie and carried this single line plot on his shoulders. He was pitch-perfect in all action sequences and emotions with the boy worked out well. The boy justified his role with decent performance. Pankaj Tripathi’s screen presence was very limited and you hardly remember him through the movie. Randeep Hooda justifies his performance. Rudhraksh Jaiswal who played the role of Ovi Mahjan, also played his part well.
Analysis: The background of the characters was not shown which makes it hard for the emotions to settle in. Actors like Pankaj Tripathi and Randeep Hooda were underused. Keeping logics aside, Extraction is a decent watch for action lovers.
P.S: It’s 2 hours of raw action with no logics and a way to time pass during this lockdown. So, why don’t you give it a try!