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Plot that should've been done away with in the 70s - lingers on unimaginatively and bores.Read more
A contract killer who has his first fist fight when he was 5 is reformed because of love while the reformer, the lady, is oblivious to the fact that he kill for a living. Add songs at random spots, loud background score, louder dialogue delivery and you have a film that disappoints you with every passing frame.
Kill Dil doesn't start out like that though. The opening scenes are actually perfectly quirky with slick cinematography and crisp editing. It makes you sit up and take in all that is happening on screen. Until, Govinda enters, which is about 5-7 minutes into the film.
I'm not saying it is because of Govinda's entry that things go downhill, it is a coincidence that the moment the trio Govinda-Ranveer Singh-Ali Zafar start singing one of the title songs, that you wonder how come this sudden drop to slapstick zone? After that, for quite some time, I tried to make sense of the absolute lameness of how the story was moving until I caught myself trying too hard to like the film owing to the first five minutes.
Every once in a while, there is an odd dialogue that brings a smile. Ranveer Singh's overt attempt at being cute, charms intermittently too. But, the overall plot, zero attempt at building any intrigue, the unremarkable characters topped off with outlandish songs popping in from nowhere, just kills any attempt by the audience to enjoy the film.
For instance, Parineeti Chopra's character, Disha just exists. She has zero role to play in how the others are behaving but all the credit and discredit goes to Disha. Similarly, Tutu (Ali Zafar) is the protagonist, Dev's (Ranveer Singh) best friend, his alter ego too, but Tutu comes across as just incidental. Dev himself and more so his transformation seems arbitrary. Everything he does comes across as something a character in his situation in any film, ought to have done. His actions seem rather functional.
Fortunately, the performances keep things at the borderline of tolerable. Govinda instills fear as he is supposed to but by the end goes over-the-top and the drama gets over-bearing. Ali Zafar is the most subdued of the lot. While it is refreshing to watch him in a non-chocolate-boy kind-of a role, facial hair taking it a long way, his performance very soon boils down to the same old expressions. Ranveer Singh, like I said, charms but the character is too loosely written for him to do much with it. The biggest waste of talent here is Parineeti Chopra. Not only because this is a role she must have sleep-walked through but also because her character is just inconsequential.
You are left then with just a few one-liners strewn across that have the potential to bring a smile. Some stylish cinematography and background music in the first few minutes that resort to tacky and loud respectively by the end of the film. And the end itself of the film is pretty lame.
Story lines like Kill Dil had started losing their charm 30+ years ago. I am still not able to get over the fact that Shaad Ali and team, couldn't add one new angle to make it look like a product for and by the next generation.
- meeta, a part of the audience
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
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
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, 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
So-So, by Anindita Dev, Zee News : ...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
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
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
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 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
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 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
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 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
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
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
zypanhwar: Lovely film (kill Dil) ^_^ <3
zarakjay: #Fun #Comic #Romance #Action !! Ali Zafar We appreciate the efforts you made for Kill Dil The Film ... It was... https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10205569549826626
ZaiDu003: Poorana chawal hamesha Acha he Hota Hai KILL/DIL Mai #GOVINDA ne Maze Bandh diye Yaar Bwwwaahhhh Awsm Movie \w/
YShobi: Kill/dil is so fucking hilarious lol
yashrajsinghra1: Watched movie kill/dill..... Nice & entertaining movie..
VishJogdande: Kill dill is an nice movie
viraj2896: Kill dill , amazing , superb ..!! @RanveerOfficial rocks...❤️❤️,@ParineetiChopra queen
tongsincheek: I'm so happy to see so so many are loving kill dil ! It's truly enjoyable ! Praying its a huge success
tishapari: Guys go and watch kill dil ...nd make ur sunday killer
TheToBeIITian: Kill dil. Superb movie!!
TheSarasJain: Govinda is mindblowing in kill/dill what a impressive movie........! #Kill/Dill
sxnahN: KILL DIL WAS SOOOOOOOO GOOD
SushritShetty: Kill/dil an entertaining movie bt end was meaningless fantastic performance #Ranveer#Ali#Gonvinda#pari#mylove
Shadab_ali007: After so many movies now I watched perfect movie...Kill/Dill ....must watch..
sanamtaseer: Kill dil is bloody FANTASTIC
SalvatoreAjay_: So I've just watched Kill Dil and tbh it was quite good
sabasingh: Kill/Dil: #Govinda's shoulders in bol beliya-worth the ticket price. Also, #Gulzar. Also, pink & green cinematography subtleties. Also, ROFL
ruchibth2015: Impressive KILL/DIL
Romie1297: Kill/Dill was just amazing
Princ3ssRyah: Kill dill no word to say..juz amazing..ranveer baba u freak me out..u r freaking cute..ur look n the mvie was adorable..@RanveerOfficial =))
Oxama_Shaikh: Woah Man Kill Dil Yar Seriously I Love This Movie ~
Nairrrrrrrr: Kill Dil Was AWESOME SAUCE!!!!!!!!!
MirchiLaddoo: If Kill Dill is Gunday remake, Gunday shouldn't have been made. Coz this one is brilliant!
LuqmanbWww: Kill Dill is really a killer film. Very nice film.
Layan_al95: Tbh, i liked kill dil more than gunday
Laalishq: Loved Kill Dill last night! They all do a fab job but Ranveer...out of this world! Wow
kunwarmegh: Awsm movie kill Dill realy dill KO kill KR diya
KabeerQ7: Watched kill dil aw sum movie
jun6lee: Kill Dil was a bundle of fun, Govinda was the one I wish we got to see more of, but the others did a fab job too. this makes up for Gunday.
jadi_ufc: Just watched kill dil, what a top film give it a cheeky 8/10
hemapandhi: Kill/Dil is a laughter riot.#Govinda is as always class apart. Always been a great performer.LOVED@AliZafarsays stud look! #KillDil
hasnain91: Kill Dil achi movie hai :)
Harshad_AroraFC: Not related but I loved Kill Dill. Firstly, it left a good message and secondly Parineeti & Ranveer Singh are my favorite Bollywood actors.
haramiparinda: भाइयो ये किसने kill/dill को 2.5 स्टार् दिया गज़ब मूवी है भाई हर कोई जबरदस्त है ठोक देंगे जो 5 से निचे स्टार देगा @RanveerOfficial
guptad0551: Kill dill awesome movie and paree looking very cute and ranbir also
fsbajwaa: Enjoyed the movie kill dill with Imran, Khawer. Masrur. Rao and waseem and all mobilinkers..... enjoyed the evening oops late night show.
flutenaveen: Jus saw Shaad Ali's Movie A Special Screening in Chandan Kill Dil - Very Very Nice:-Ranveer Singh | Ali Zafar |... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jEhnt70rCTI&feature=youtu.be
filminista: thoroughly enjoyed Kill Dil @KillDilFilm. it was tripped out & stylish. definitely worth a cinema visit but don't go in square #Bollywood
DyingSoda: Watch kill dill and it's a good movie.I like it.
dpratikdha: Kill dill must watch for the great Mr Govinda jj............
DocHumanSingh: Kill/dil ki ticket ke paise to Gulzar sahab ki poetry unhi ki awaj me sunke hi wasool ho gaye. Baki ka entertainment muft muft muft.
diveshdowlani: Kill/dill is a great movie!
devbrat_mandal: Kill/dil lol movie :-(
darshangill1414: Just watched kill dill sickkkk loved #GovindasRole also loved @AliZafarsays and @RanveerOfficial
bhawanbhaag: Kill dill thanks for come back Govinda G all the best yraj movies.
BeingAheart: Watta fab movie!! aWesoMe!! Kill/Dil :) @ranveerofficial @parineetichopra @AliZafarsays #KillDil
bazil96: Kill Dil The Film has given us some great lesson! (y) must watch
BagchiAditya: Kill Dil is a killer film! @ActorGovinda excellent intensity Sir! @RanveerOfficial very energetic acting. #KillDil http://twitter.com/BagchiAditya/status/533483513614311424/photo/1
AsimAliDogar: Superb looks Parineeti , À must watch movie Kill Dill :)
AsifSKhan: Kill Dil was Hilarious!!
ASajjadOfficial: Kill Dill Rocking https://www.facebook.com/SajjadOfficiall/posts/681962735235677
Aneelpunjani: Kill dil Wooooow what a movie
ambreen98: Kill dil is the funniest Bollywood movie I have ever watched I can't stop laughing
am1ya19: Watched Kill Dil today... 1st show.... and I loved it. There was nothing unexpected or unusual...but a sweet, short movie.. very well acted.
AbdulMubeen2: Waching Kill/Dil at Wox Cinema city centre.. nice movie #Ali Zafar Roock#
Aa62Anu: Kill dil awsome movie
__apxo: Kill dil was a good movie
TheHumerus: Kill Dil: fun one time watch. But then me and Ladyship both love Ali Zafar.
ThatTechGuy23: Kill Dil was a really enjoyable movie, that was elevated even higher by its performances. 3/5.
saman8462: I waz kill Dill movie Hafl first part is gud But Ending waz so so :(
nabsub: Kill/Dil .....ending could have been better !!!!
foolsdie326: Kill dil is an okay timepass.
Apne2014: Kill Dil is funny blunt and masala movie . deserves a one time watch
WhyNotPr: Kill dil review It was just killing time... Director shaad Ali killed the movie when it gets grip n whenever we... https://www.facebook.com/brij.raychanda/posts/10154852669455615
vsuvrm: Guys please watch Kill/Dill if u believe in YODO (You Only Die Once)
vivekranjit: Kill Dil is such a waste of time and money and makes one wonder what kind of script readings and approvals... https://www.facebook.com/vivekranjit/posts/10152609989639888
vermadharam1: Kill/dil waste of talents bad script bad direction
VarshanSookhun: In Jaya Bachchan's words, KILL DIL is "nonsensical film". Regrettably, mostly nonsensical. 5/10
urmidaga: Kill dil and parineeti did not kill it at all!! #EpicFail
trueavantgarde: Back to back...Dumb and dumber to -> Big Hero -> Kill Dil....phew!!!!
trickyindian: Kill/Dill is a pathetic movie.
TheBankerBaba: In other news, kill dil is such a fucked up, waste of time, mind fucking movie!
The_Lost_Poet_: watched kill dil, govinda n Ali were awesome...clean shaved ranveer can never b a superstar...film's ending was epic fail, overall average
sweeetstarr1: So Kill Dill is a dud. Stop making such movies @yrf
shailghoda269: Literally killed by kill/dill. A few comedy punches only interesting factor. worth not to see @fagun07 @divya81192 @PaarthMUFC @charmi_gn
sat_u2: Yash Raj makes good movies and some really pathetic movies... KILL DIL for sure ranks pathetic...
sameerabbasshah: Kill Dill is one of the most awkward films of 21st century. — feeling pissed
salmananwer3: The only gud thing abt Kill Dil was the fact tht it's a 2 hour film... baaki aap log samajh gaye honge
sadhosays: While Kill/Dill's music is great, the film overall was meh. And the ending was so horrible, the word horrible feels less horrible now.
Roysreeja8: Already knew it!! Kill dil-weak storyline...both parineeti & ranveer r my fav...sad
RKalltheway: Kill Dill: the first half was okay.. Then they forgot what they were trying to say/do
RanbirsVelvet: Kill Dil was...not so good. It dragged on for too long and seemed a little stupid at times.
rajuburman2: kill dill should flop. what a waste of time, @RanveerOfficial should go n get a life first then act #KillDil #killdilflop
RahimWrites: Kill Dill-movie name cub hv been-kill mind, kill sense, kill skill, kill time, kill money, kill talent, kill costume, kill music, kill blah!
praveendhakal: फिलिम kill/Dill निद्रा आउँछ छिन छिन। समयको पनि किल, पैसाको पनि किल । वाहियात :( :( #KillDill
prateek87: kill/dil is SHIT/SHIT.. #minimalism
prash_tiwari: Disappointment with Kill/Dil,could be a better movie.
palkisu: Kill Dil is time waste, paisa waste loud, lazy hash. #epicfail #refund
NinjaChacha: Kill Dil makes F.A.L.T.U. look like a masterpiece. And I had abandoned that disaster in 15 minutes flat.
Navjotalive: Kill Dil is a LAZY film. The kind of film which needed 5 rewrites before getting made BUT Govindaaaaaaaaaa in a badly written role SHINES!
kadakchai420: #Kill/Dil movie - 1.5/5 #Govinda -5/5 !
JavvyyA: Kill Dil disappointed me and I cri
iamnitinrana: Dont waste money on KILL DILL !
hims_negi: Gulzar Saab please don't recite for stuff like Kill Dil...Thnx
gourabkundu: #kill/dil is a killer of a movie - I.e. It will poison you to death. Empty theatre and an even emptier theatre. YAWN.
GirdharMohata: Kill/Dil has killed the expectations! #Govinda well that's enough.
fotespeaks: Those who worked on kill dil should just take the reel of the movie and hang themselves with it
FakeRainaNephew: Kill Dil bhi chutiya nikli :'(
dontSayjal: Kill Dill is nothing but killing. KILL ME NOWWWW!!!
clumsy_singh: LIFE HACK: don't attempt to watch Kill Dil.
cinemawaali: The Kill Dil special on Qtiyapa was rubbish! Utter rubbish episode.
cheenuwins: Come on it was such a boring movie...kill dill...
BeingBihari: KIll Dil was not upto Expectation.
being_Akash_: Watched Kill dil, nd Its a another classic from YRF. Avoid it.
Ankitrbarot: #zoomreviw bakwas kill dill flop movie
amit_amitkhan: 'Kill Dil' is full on masala movie, spices blended well....
Ali_AhmedEl: Kill/Dill Actually Sucks , Ali Zafar Good Work Anyways
Ajinkya83: Watched Kill Dill. It is so boring that I found advts during interval more entertaining
AhsanSajjad18: Kill dil worst movie ever
aditi80588: Kill dil... - the most irritating movie ever.!
abhisek127: Expectations hurt, same happened when I watched kill/Dil. I had lots of expectations.:(
79dfc4e058dc427: Kill Dill.....movie Absolute Bakwaas
17shahira: I'm not surprised by the bad reviews Kill dil is getting..
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