Kill Dil - External Reviews

wogma rating: Watch if you have nothing better to do (?)
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Plot that should've been done away with in the 70s - lingers on unimaginatively and bores.

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36 reviewers have given Kill Dil an average rating of 1.1/5.0 (?)

1 yays
21 nays
14 so-so

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Thumbs down by Anna MM Vetticad, annavetticadgoes2themovies ...If Shaad had summoned up half as much passion for this project as Ranveer and Parineeti expend on it, Kill/Dil would not have felt like the listless, criminal waste of amazing resources that it is.... full review

So-So by Nikhil Kumar, Apun Ka Choice ...Predictable but pacy, stylish but shallow, Kill Dil is a film that has interesting moments few and far between. By and large, it offers nothing new to the viewers.... full review

Thumbs down by Baradwaj Rangan, Blogical Conclusion, The New Sunday Express ...At every point, you keep wanting Kill/Dil to be so much more – but this isn’t a lazy failure. If anything, Ali tries to do too much. Some of the dialogue is so tangy you can taste it. (“Poore sau gram ke garam goli daale hain body mein.”) And even the de rigueur Bollywood referencing is meticulous, miles removed from Farah Khan’s hefty nudges in the rib; few, if any, must have spent so much mental energy over a Nirupa Roy gag. She’s the founder of the company Dev works for, the one that sells life insurance (her picture hangs on a wall), and her Bollywood avatar stands for maternal love, aka mamta, and the slogan of the company is rahe na rahe hum, which is, of course, a song from a film named… Mamta. The film’s tragedy is that Ali works up such a sweat and ends up nowhere... full review

Thumbs down by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks Cinema.com ...But apart from these two insertions, KILL DIL simply deserves to be ignored and Shaad Ali really misses the train making such a terrible film, wasting a huge opportunity in hands. How could you do it Shaad……especially with Govinda? and…….. What are you doing Aditya with the Yash Raj Banner churning out such trashes?... full review

Thumbs down Bollywood Hungama ...On the whole, KILL DIL is a film, which could have been worth watching, had it been handled and directed properly. This film's definitely worth a miss.... full review

So-So by Namrata Thakker, Bollywood Life ...I went in with too much expectations came out disappointed. So if you’re planning to watch this film at all then don’t expect anything and maybe you won’t regret walking into the theater!... full review

So-So by Tanaya Ramyani, BookmyShow ...If you enjoy killer dialogues and silly jokes, Kill/Dil is the perfect movie for the weekend. Otherwise, you can give this one a miss. - See more at: http://in.bookmyshow.com/entertainment/kill-dil-film-review/48866#sthash.rUZ2OMlU.dpuf... full review

So-So Daily Bhaskar ...The only saving grace of the film is Ranveer Singh's performance. But will you pay Rs. 250 to watch him for 2 hours in an otherwise boring film? We rest our case Background music is strong and goes well with the theme of the film. Songs are good to listen if not ... full review

Thumbs down by Suparna Sharma, Deccan Chronicle ...'Kill/Dil' flirts with the idea of having rotten men as its lead pair. It even seems to enjoy their bloody bonhomie. But it chickens out. What a shame! And what a waste! Imagine if Yash Chopra had chickened out and made Vijay sign up to become an LIC agent? ... full review

Thumbs down by Smita Vyas Kumar, Desi Martini ...A trite story, stony expressions and faux gangsters make this a suicidal watch. A colossal bore.... full review

So-So by Raja Satish, Desi Martini ...Predictable, cheesy, funny, exciting, run-on-the-mill - everything rolled into one.... full review

So-So by Inspector VIjay, Desi Martini ... Watchable & fun, but could have been so much more.... full review

Thumbs down by Tushar Joshi, DNA ...With style trumping over substance, Kill Dil fails to win over our hearts. We wish we got a better story line and more of Govinda!... full review

Thumbs down by Rachit Gupta, Filmfare ...End of the day, this is a classic case of could-have-been. KillDil had the potential. Sadly, the director could find singularity in his vision. It’ll be a surprise if anyone remembers this movie in the days to come.... full review

Thumbs down by Johnson Thomas, Free Press Journal ...The music might have done well if it did not have this sunken tub to lift up. Within the film it looks and sounds out of place. But that’s not to say that it’s universally bad. It has some retro chic and is quite ear-pleasing as a standalone. Otherwise there is no saving grace to be had here. Do spend your money on the re-mastered classic ‘Garm Hawa’ instead. That is definitely a far more deserving and beneficial outing to the cinemas! - See more at: http://freepressjournal.in/movie-review-killdil-gangsta-crap/#sthash.43OdaWHg.dpuf... full review

So-So by Nupur Barua , Fully Hyderabad ...Kill/Dil is a smartly packaged movie that makes you want to believe that Indian films are finally on their way to becoming smart and funny and exciting. "On their way" being the important part of that sentence.... full review

Thumbs down by Martin D'Souza, Glamsham.com ...One thing is sure; it will kill your dil and dimaag. Enter at your own risk. ... full review

So-So by Anupama Chopra,, Hindustan Times ...Kil Dil doesn't have weight or enduring value. But while it lasts, Shaad makes sure you're having a good time. The film deflates considerably in the second half but the masaledaar dialogue kept me going. When a man points a gun at Bhaiyaji, he looks unfazed and says: "Maarna hai toh maaro. Ghoor ke mera time waste mat karo." Now that's a killer I can get behind. ... full review

So-So by Raajiv Masand, IBN Live ...There's not a lot of praise one can heap on 'Kill Dil' except to say that it's not an unwatchable film. The first hour goes by briskly, and you'll even find yourself smiling along. If that's enough for you, give it a shot. I'm going with two stars for the film, and additional half star for Ranveer Singh's terrific performance, which makes it two-and-a-half out of five for 'Kill Dil'.... full review

Thumbs down by koel Purie, india today ...The music - I love the electronic element and dance beats to almost every song. The choreography is copyable-ly good and of course, they can all dance. The placement of the songs, however, is a whole other disaster story.... full review

Thumbs down by Suhani Singh, india today ...With its dialogues and incessant bullets and songs, Kill Dil tries to make a lot of noise. But the film's plain vanilla with little drama/thrill to keep you hooked.... full review

Thumbs up by Rohit Khilnani, india today ...The film is shot beautifully and actors are styled very well. Music by Shankar Ehsaan Loy is good and Shaad Ali deserves a pat on his back for putting all this together. Even after all the little flaws Kill Dil is a good watch! Two hours of pure entertainment.... full review

Thumbs down Indicine ...Our expectations from Kill Dil weren’t exactly sky high keeping in mind the previous effort of director Shaad Ali, but Kill Dil turns out to be bad even by those standards. It is unoriginal, hackneyed, uneven and doesn’t know what it wants to be as a film. The climax is just the cherry on this bad tasting cake!... full review

Thumbs down by Sanjukta Sharma, Live Mint ...Kill/Dil is an amalgam of Hindi film clichés, the most obvious being the orphans, set to uninspired gimmicks. A waste of a Govinda comeback.... full review

So-So by Shubha Shetty Saha, MiD DAY ...And yes, while one understands the logic of keeping overdrawn emotions in check, a little more elaborate climax would have given a better kick. Watch it for the pleasure of watching two goofballs, Ranveer Singh and Govinda, together. ... full review

Thumbs down by Joginder Tuteja, Movie Talkies ...This is where one feels that though Ranveer continues to do well as an actor, Ali shows how he can hold a scene even by approaching high drama in a subtle way and Govinda can be menacing when he wants, the sum total of it all couldn't quite make Kill Dil an enticing affair. As for Parineeti Chopra, she does climb up a Qutub Minar here, well literally, but it could have been a more worthwhile effort for a better written character in a more engaging story ... full review

Thumbs down by Divya Solgama, MoviezADDA ...Dum? Well, the packaging of the film is good with an interesting star cast, enjoyable music and a solo release at the cinema halls, due to which the movie will generate a good amount of curiosity and expectations. Sadly, due to weak screenplay and dull direction the movie fails to meet the expectation level and ends up delivering a weak-boring-confused product. One thing it manages to give is a heart break, which could be retermed as dil diya and dard liya... full review

Thumbs down by Saibal Chatterjee , NDTV ...Watch Kill Dil if you have plenty of time to kill. It is unlikely to deliver much joy to your dil, though.... full review

Thumbs down by Noyon Jyoti Parasara, Now Running.com ...You may watch Kill Dil only if you are a fan of any of the actors. I would say, let it pass.... full review

So-So by Anish Mohanty , Planet Bollywood ...Kill Dil could have been an interesting cross between the sensibilities of a western cowboy flick and a commercial potboiler but the poor writing plays spoilsport. Shaad Ali does not compromise with the visuals and makes a film which is filled with stunning frames. Had he paid equal, if not more, attention to the script, we would not have much to complain about. If you must, watch it for the performances and the superlative soundtrack by Shankar Ehsaan Loy.... full review

Thumbs down by Sukanya Verma., Rediff ...But his character in Kill Dil is too haphazard to make sense. As admirably as he tries, occasionally scooping out a laugh out loud, his change of heart is ridiculously unnatural.... full review

So-So by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies ...Director Shaad Ali (Saathiya, Bunty Aur Babli, Jhoom Barabar Jhoom) attempts making a loud, formulaic, intermittently entertaining, and visually indulgent film. Quite a departure from his usual style. For the cast, and a few interesting moments, and the stylistic treatment (that often goes overboard), this one's an ok watch. That's if you're up for a cliched story packaged a little differently.... full review

Thumbs down by ANUJ KUMAR, The Hindu ...Parnineeti, trying to show her glamorous side plays along and Ali, the Jai of the story, doesn’t disappoint. Govinda returning after a while in grey shades adds to the world play in his characteristic style.... full review

So-So by Meena Iyer, Times of India ...At the end of it all, like in most Bollywood films, he walks into the sunset with his girl, who rushes back to him after she hears of his attempt to kill himself. And while they plan on living a clean life; Tutu tries to go legit and find himself a job.... full review

Thumbs down by Rummana Ahmed, yahoo! India ...To be honest, the actors – Ranveer, Parineeti, Ali and Govinda -- execute their parts with complete honesty, but there is little you can do if you are saddled with such a contrived narrative.... full review

So-So by Anindita Dev, ZEENEWS.COM ...By Bollywood standards, the movie has enough fodder to hook and book you to your seats for two hours. Three stars for `Kill Dil`! And if you are a movie-buff then go home humming `kakakakaka ..Kill Kill....dadada Dill Dil...`!... full review