Login to TheReviewMonk

Kill Dil

Kill Dil Poster

Critic Rating

4.4

35 Reviews
27 Ratings
22%
in favor

Audience Rating

3.0
2 Reviews
4 Ratings

Movie Info

Director

Running Time

Language

Hindi

Synopsis

Once upon a time in North India, two killers – Dev (Ranveer Singh) and Tutu (Ali Zafar) - roamed free. Abandoned when young and vulnerable, Bhaiyaji (Govinda) gave them shelter and… nurtured them to kill! All is normal in their lives until destiny throws free-spirited Disha (Parineeti Chopra) into the mix. What follows is a game of defiance, deception and love.Wikipedia

Kill Dil Reviews

5

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'.

Shubhra Gupta
Indian Express

1

This has steadily and sadly become a Yashraj trademark, the studio that has given Hindi cinema so many of its beloved landmarks, this cannibalizing bits and pieces of its own films without being able to give us a story we can believe in. It’s one thing to have an element or two which is exaggerated, it’s completely another to get through a full film with such few credible moments.

Anupama Chopra
Hindustan Times

6

Kil Dil doesn't have weight or enduring value. But while it lasts, Shaad makes sure you're having a good time.

Sweta Kaushal
Hindustan Times

4

The predictable and cliched closing of the story notwithstanding, the film might still be worth a watch, simply for Govinda and Ranveer. Add to that the fun-filled dialogues and you will most likely enjoy the experience.

Suparna Sharma
Deccan Chronicle

4

'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?

Kill Dil has random songs, birdbrained logic and a romance that’s about as exciting as toothpaste...

Watch Kill Dil if you have plenty of time to kill. It is unlikely to deliver much joy to your dil, though.

Meena Iyer
Times Of India

5

There is enough pizzazz to divert you from the cliched plot. It is certainly a step up from Shaad's last disastrous outing, Jhoom Barabar Jhoom (2007). And what makes this film watchable is the effortless chemistry between Ranveer and Ali. Their poker-faced humour, jibes at one another and ability to break into a song are impressive. Supported by some corny dialogues — like pigs must always eat shit and never attempt to taste gulkand (a sweet preserve of rose petals used in paan) - they draw laughs as quickly as they draw out their weapons.

Tushar Joshi
DNA India

4

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!

Rohit Khilnani
India Today

7

Even after all the little flaws Kill Dil is a good watch! Two hours of pure entertainment.

4

Kill Dil is not a bad film, it’s a badly made film. With such sincere actors, the film lacks a distinct soul, killing it’s intensity scene by scene, frame by frame by adding frills. Despite good performances by Ranveer and Govinda, the film is a victim of bad writing more than a bad story, and wobbly direction which couldn’t guide the ship right. I am going with 2 stars. Had the climax been a little meatier, I wouldn’t hold the film in such low opinion.

Suhani Singh
India Today

4

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.

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.

Sachin Chatte
The Navhind Times

4

Initially the film opens on a decent note but very quickly goes downhill and never recovers. The plot has neither any logic nor sense or conviction. Even though Govinda tries his vintage act, the character of Bhaiyyaji is the weakest of them all. Not that the others are any better.

There is dil, dosti, paisa and pyaar in this tale, but not a single moment of emotional connect that you can establish with the story or the characters.

-

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.

Audience Reviews for Kill Dil

  • Bubbly
    Bubbly
    41 reviews
    Top Reviewer
    3

    KILL DIL: Phatichar

    A ruthless gangster Bhaiyaji (Govinda, 50) brings up two orphaned boys - Tutu (Ali Zafar, 34) and Dev (Ranveer Singh, 29) only to make them equally ruthless killers. Trouble brews when in walks Disha (Parineeti Chopra, 26). Dev and Disha fall in love and Dev and Bhaiyaji fall out.

    A 'love triangle' ensues - Bhaiyaji (becomes Saiyyanji) is after Dev and Dev is after Disha. In this BS marry-go-round, Parineeti is competing with Govinda for the coveted 'FAT'ty award. There is a song for every occasion one can think of. At this rate, one can spend almost the entire movie time as loo-break. (And u'd prefer it.) Movie is good for constipation sufferers.


    Whoever is this Shaad Ali, SHOULD give up film-making. Naach na jaane, aangan tedha. The saving grace of this movie r Ali Zafar and Govinda. Over-hyped 'actors' - Ranveer and Parineeti should take a long break. For old-times sake, v have Kader Khan (Ram Chopra).

    Is there a need for a Hinglish title? Take a pick of YRF Hinglish titles: Neal n' Nikki (2005), Kabul Express (2006), Ta Ra Rum Pum (2007), Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic (2008), Rocket Singh Salesman of the Year (2009), Pyaar Impossible (2010), Mere Brother Ki Dulhan (2011), Shuddh Desi Romance (2013) and now this. All big flops. And in 2014 YRF has already given mazedaar titles - Gunday, Bewakoofiyan, Mardaani, and Daawat-e-Ishq. Does this reflect newness or creativity?

    Apart from Hinglish titles, there r weird songs. Sample this: Happy Budday, Bol Beliya, Sweeta, Daiyya Maiyya, and of course the title song. If u don't understand this lingo, don't worry. They neither make sense, nor r music to ear. But one can understand the meaning of Sajde, Baawra and Nakhriley. Never mind if they too r no go on the ears.

    U saw GUNDAY. U've seen this. If u've the WILL to FILL the theaters (!), take the PILL (not for constipation but Panadol) along. Aap hil jaayenge (but not with Jill). Returns r nil for this movie bill. But at the end of it, u'll sit still till u've the strength to reach for the exit door.

    BTW, the movie is a sure-shot blockbuster (first day: Rs 6.75 cr). It has blocked the audience and busted the dil. Killer of a movie! Umm...on second thoughts, movie posters too r killers. Money was definitely spent on the posters.

    Need I say more. Sweet dreams.

    May 21, 15
  • Bindu Cherungath
    Bindu Cherungath
    126 reviews
    Top Reviewer
    4

    Kill/Dil is a regular predictable flick, not exciting enough.

    Kill / Dil, a film by Shaad Ali for the banner of Yash Raj Films, although a clean movie with good star cast, doesn’t say a story good enough. Most of the movie is shot at Delhi/NCR location. In Gulzar’s poetry rendition, the story goes like this:

    Tar-cola ki ek sadak par do saaye hain
    Andhere ki nazayaz aulaad hain shayad
    Ghoonth ghoonth khoon peekar dono pale hain shayad
    Paaon tale zameen hai, na sar pe aasman hai
    Zindagi kuchal gayi, ye unki daastan hai
    The movie is about two shooters Dev (Ranveer Singh), and Tutu (Ali Zafar) who were picked up from the garbage when they were infants by Bhaiyaji (Govinda), a local gangster. As children, Dev and Tutu never got to hear ‘Lori’ but the gun shots. Both grow up to become Bhaiyaji’s henchmen who follow his every instruction blindly. Then enters into the scene Disha (Parineeti Chopra). She dropped out of MBBS to be a social worker who rehabilitated criminals. The movie moves further in the predictable format. Dev falls in love with Disha. Dev, Tutu hangout with Disha and friends (most of the hangout moments are with songs).
    The trouble begins, when Dev wants to mend his ways since his dil does not want to kill any more. He has to make choice between two – Dil and Kill. What does Dev opt for? How does Bhaiyaji respond when he come to know in regard to Dev’s love for Disha? Whom does Tutu support – Dev’s love or Bhaiyaji’s orders? How does Disha get to know regarding Dev’s job? How the story moves towards its climax?
    Govinda as an antagonist is good but the script could have been stronger for his character. Ranveer generally puts lot of energy into the characters he plays, but unfortunately, this character of Dev did not require the same. Still, certain scenes, where 5th class fail Dev rushes to a college (Galgotia in Greater Noida) to enquire the meaning of LOL and other acronyms do generate laughter. Ali Zafar has maintained a very blank face in the movie whereas he generally is very expressive. Parineeti is absolutely wasted in this movie.
    Gulzar’s versification is good and meaningful.
    Kill/Dil is a regular predictable flick, not exciting enough.

    November 21, 14