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.
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.