By Goher Iqbal Punn, Film Critic & Entertainment Analyst, Showbiz Bites
Director: Shaad Ali
Cast: Ranveer Singh, Ali Zafar, Parineeti Chopra and Govinda
Rating: (2 / 5)
Yash Raj Films’s much-hyped film ‘Kill Dil’ is now ready for viewers’ entertainment. Well, the question is whether this film is as entertaining, as it has been promoted or seems from its face value? The answer is ‘NO’. The movie lacks the energy and the trademark style of Yash Raj Films along with other faults to be described later in the review.
The film is set in North India and begins with the introduction of two characters Dev (Ranveer Singh) and Tutu (Ali Zafar). Both are raised by a local Delhi don Bhaiyaji (Govinda) who picked them from the dustbin. They reveal that their childhood was laced with M for Maaki and B for Behanki instead of A for Apple and B for Ball. Both are professional killers and crime is what they are all about. The life of the two goes on pretty well until the day, Dev bumps into Disha (Parineeti Chopra) in a night club. Post this meeting, the love starts blossoming between the two lovers. Tutu opposes this love’s blossoming of Dev with Disha, but he goes on and on. He now wants to leave the criminal activities for her and lead a life of a common man. The fifth standard fail Dev now gets an MBA degree with the help of Tutu. Now Dev goes on to search a job. Whether he gets the same or will he be able to leave his criminal world? What happens when Bhaiyaji tells Dev’s criminal past to Disha? This is what forms the rest of the story.
Story is fine, but the screenplay falters a lot – Nitesh Tiwari, Shreyas Jain, Nikhil Mehrotra write the script of this film. Editing is crispy. Music by Shankar Ehsaan Loy is melodious and few of the tracks work big time like Sweeta and Sajde. Direction wise, the film lacks. Shaad Ali cannot hold the viewers’ attention throughout the film. First half is fine, but the second half carries many faults and disturbs the viewers. You cannot find the flavor of YRF in this film. Shaad Ali could not match this film with his past outings.
Ranveer Singh loots the scene with his commendable performance. He is simply awesome. Ali Zafar is okay with his act. Veteran Govinda is fine to watch. Parineeti Chopra looks gorgeous and performs well as usual.
On the whole, Kill Dil is a waste of time. Watch it only if you have desire, otherwise it’s better to skip. Two stars only for the appealing and entertaining first half.
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