Extraction (2020)

The young Ovi Mahajan Jr. (Rudhraksh Jaiswal), son of the famous Indian drug lord Ovi Mahajan Sr. (Pankaj Tripathi) currently behind bars, is kidnapped by the men of Amir Asif (Priyanshu Painyuli), the famous Bengali drug lord.

The Commentary

Many things can be blamed on men, including their lack of manner or their selfishness. What can’t be blamed on men is not having a keen look at the end of the day, after losing 10 litres of blood in a workshop gone wrong.

The Pitch

A mercenary goes to India to extract on the spot.

The Summary

The young Ovi Mahajan Jr. (Rudhraksh Jaiswal), son of the famous Indian drug lord Ovi Mahajan Sr. (Pankaj Tripathi) currently behind bars, is kidnapped by the men of Amir Asif (Priyanshu Painyuli), the famous Bengali drug lord.

Biggest drug lord in India vs biggest drug lord in Bangladesh.

It’s going to get hot.

Former Special Forces member Saju (Randeep Hooda), whose mission was to monitor Ovi Jr., is severely cropped by his boss.

This isn’t about ransom, it is about humiliation!

There’s no way we’re going to pay. Saju is thinking of an outside solution. He contacts Nik Khan (Golshifteh Farahani) who knows someone to do the job: Tyler Rake (Chris Hemsworth). The Australian is not being prayed to. He effectively kills some of Amir Asif’s men to recover the hostage.

Unfortunately, this is a trap. We were played.

Tyler did most of the work. Saju wants the kid back, but doesn’t pay. The Australian finds himself with the whole world against him: the fearsome Saju, the corrupt police forces of Bangladesh as well as teenagers to whom Amir Asif threatens to cut off his fingers. He must also escape Gaspar (David Harbour), another mercenary interested in the bounty on the head of Ovi Jr.

You’re a mercenary right? Why don’t you act the mercenary?

4km away, Nik awaits him with his armada.

We can send a chopper and get you out.

On the other side of the bridge. It’s the butcher’s shop. A life-size counter strike in which Tyler is finally shot in the back by Farhad (Suraj Rikame) – to whom he had left his life safe. It passes over the bridge and flows steeply.

Ovi Jr. is finally rescued by Nik and his men.

Eight months later, Khan coldly shoots Amir Asif in a restaurant’s bathroom. While Ovi Jr. dabs a little in the pool, he sees in the distance a man who could be the unstoppable Rake.

The Explanation

Tyler Rake is not to lose sight of the most important.

The mercenary is not just anyone. Unlike a soldier who could act in the name of the love of his homeland, the mercenary acts according to his own pecuniary interest. He knows exactly what he is doing. The difference is obvious.

Well aware that everyone is trying to exploit everyone, he makes the choice to ride for his mouth. No matter the honours, only independence really matters.

Aren’t you sick of this life? I don’t want to end it playing hero on a goddamn suicide mission.

Depending on the salary, the mercenary therefore feels free to accept a mission or not. In general, he has to do the dirty work that no one wants to do. That’s why he works for the highest bidder and can completely change sides in case of counter-offer. No mood. In this, he could be described as selfish with approximate ethics since he is primarily interested in the number of zeroes on his cheque.

If it allows him to take the violence of the world… At the end of the story, the mercenary is the one who is still alive in the midst of horror.

That’s how you survive. You need to be smart.

When it all becomes a matter of money, the reports are dispassionate. If the stakes are huge, then the pressure on the mercenary’s shoulders can be enormous.

Close everything.

It’s impossible…

Make it possible.

The advantage when the reports are dispassionate is that you can kill easily. In the savagery, one eats or is eaten. No feeling. The hostage is often just a commodity to be deposited somewhere in time, in time and in good condition especially.

I’m like a package.

More than anyone else, the mercenary executes his mission with an absolute sense of priorities.

In Tyler’s case, however, the priority is not necessarily what we think. Tyler is not Gaspar. Yes, he is indeed a mercenary who acts for a specific purpose that has nothing to do with ideology. But he doesn’t care much about the money. For him, money is only an indicator of the level of danger of the mission. What interests him is the kid.

Tyler is haunted by the disappearance of a small blonde head. In reality, it helps victims to fill a gap. To be able to accomplish what he may not have done well in the past, through negligence. What matters most is Ovi Jr.

It must be said that the boy gives it back to him because the time he spends together is not in vain. Better, it’s worth some valuable psychoanalysis sessions. Indeed, thanks to Ovi Jr.’s lucid observations, Tyler can better rethink everything that is wrong with his own life. He drowns in a glass of water.

You drown not by falling into the river but by staying submerged in it.

Contrary to what one might think, Tyler is not really adrift. If he drinks beers with his friends in Australia, it’s mainly because he’s bored. It needs a new dynamic. Now that he’s found Ovi Jr. a boy abandoned by his father, he’s not going to let him go anytime soon. Tyler finally has the opportunity to play the role of father again that he missed in the past. So he’s not going to miss the opportunity. This hostage is not just a commodity, he is the key to freedom. The opportunity to put an end to regrets.

Ovi Jr. becomes Tyler’s goal. The one for whom a man can take all the bullets and come back from all the dead. In reality, Tyler is not a bit of an Action Man, a little basic. He is rather a sensitive and exemplary dad.