'The Gray Man' on Netflix: Who is Dhanush's Avik San? The 'Lone Wolf' brings elegance and fierceness with him
‘The Gray Man’ has finally been released on Netflix and fans are flocking the streaming platform to watch one of this year’s highly anticipated movies. The movie revolves around a CIA Black Ops mercenary named Court Gentry (Ryan Gosling) who is a part of the Sierra program and is one of the most skilled assassins. While being on a mission to kill a national threat, he gets to know the dark secrets about the CIA’s mission chief Denny Carmichael and it changes everything.
The person, who he was about to kill, turned out to be a member of the Sierra program and gave Court a chip that had the truth about Carmichael’s (Rege-Jean Page) motive. When the CIA calls up psychotic Lloyd Hansen (Chris Evans) to bring Gentry down, nothing but chaos ensues. After a massacre in Prague, Hansen believed that he is defeated. However, there was still an ace in his deck and his name was Avik San, played by the supremely talented Indian actor Dhanush.
Avik San changes everything for Hansen and gives him the edge in the fight. Let’s take a look at what the character does and how Dhanush proves to be a class act in the movie.
Who is Dhanush’s Avik San? The deadly assassin turns out to be the decisive factor in the fight
Avik San is one of the assassins hired by Hansen to bring down Gentry and get hold of that chip. When Hansen loses most of his men in the Prague massacre, he suddenly gets a response from someone on the screen saying, “This is Lone Wolf, over”. Evans calls him his “sexy Tamil friend” and tells him to get that asset. Avik attacks Court and Miranda when they were resting in the hospital and engages in an epic fight sequence with them.
Avik continued to outclass them in the fight, but when Court finally thought that he had control in the fight, the Lone Wolf struck him harder and managed to take control of chip. Avik manages to run away and gets the asset to Hansen. However, as soon as he gets to know that they are about to kill a small girl for their mission to accomplish, he gets a little uncomfortable.
Miranda strikes the house with a rocket and in the process, the chip falls to the ground. With everyone trying to see what just happened, Avik takes the chip and keeps it with him. A few moments later, Avik and Miranda get into a fight for the chip and it was Avik who emerged as the winner. However, he shows his classy nature when he returns the chip to Miranda and says, “Take it. These are not honorable people. I don’t want the money.”
He leaves the scene after giving her the bracelet.
For the uninitiated, Dhanush is one of the most popular actors in India and has given several amazing performances over the years. The actor-turned-producer has won 4 National Film Awards in India, which is the most prominent film award ceremony in the country. In 2021, he received the National Film Award for Best Actor for the movie ‘Asuran’, which saw him playing a man named Sivasaami. The actor took the world by storm with the 2011 song ‘Why This Kolaveri Di’ and outlets like BBC, and Time Magazine praised the song for its catchy tune, unique lyrics, and universal theme.
Turkish singers Ozcan Deniz and Sila went on to cover the song for a Coca-Cola commercial in 2015.
Dhanush is considered to be one of the most influential artists across the globe.
With Dhanush’s character not being dead in the movie, it’s highly possible that we might see him in the sequel for ‘The Gray Man’.