Before this film announced and released, all the word “extraction” meant to me was when my teeth were concerned. You’d understand if you had four baby teeth troubling the heck out of you and you can’t even get them extracted at this point of time.
Coming to the point. There are many selling points of this motion picture. The main ones include the star cast, the writer and the director. I first discovered about this film when Randeep Hooda (as Saju) started posting on social media about how proud he was to be associated with it. In these USPs, the mild story does get minutely hidden in the dark, because of the incredible quality of action, which the film is well nourished with. A few other dramatic and thrilling scenes completes it to be a worthy watch during this pandemic. Especially for the action aficionados.
We’re all proud actually. As Indians, especially. When one of the directors of the highest grossing film of all time, Avengers: End Game, Joe Russo, pens down the script for this. When a stunt coordinator (Sam Hargrave) of the same film is responsible for the direction of this film. When the mighty Thor (Marvel fans would understand this), Chris Hemsworth (as Tyler Rake) is the lead actor. The reason I mentioned above “as Indians” is because it is really an honour, that such award winning directors, film makers, writers are interested in collaborating with the Indian film industry, not only because they will earn more because of our gigantic population but because there is so much capability. One that needs to be in the limelight of the world.
Alongside him is the magnificent Hooda and the immensely talented Rudhraksh Jaiswal (as Ovi Mahajan Jr.) who deservingly gets the big break at a very early stage of his life. Fortifying them were Pankaj Tripathi (as Ovi Mahajan Sr.) – who doesn’t need to prove how proficient he is; Golshifteh Farahani (as Nik Khan) – confident and skilled; David Harbour (as Gaspar) – experienced and it showed; Neha Mahajan (as Neysa) – intriguing. A special mention to Priyanshu Painyuli (as Asif Khan) and Suraj Rikame (as Farhad), both of whom gave splendid performances.
It is really astonishing when just a stunt coordinator from Hollywood directs such a well choreographed action flick and all we come up with is WAR (2019). Nevertheless, you could watch Extraction. It won’t bore you. It is free, too, if you have a subscription of Netflix. I assume most of you would be possessing it, particularly now, or at least would be sharing it with someone.