Director: Shaad Ali
Cast: Parineeti Chopra, Ranveer Singh, Ali Zafar, Govinda, Murad Ali, Alok Nath
Dev and Tutu were raised and brought up in the world of gangsters by Bhaiyaji. But Dev meets Disha and love takes its own course against Bhaiyaji’s wishes. Will the power of love win over the gangster world?
Kill Dil, directed by Shaad Ali, starts off on a promising note but fails because the film kills the audience and the dil doesn’t seem to be in the right place. The film has no ‘wow’ factor as the film has nothing new that you have ever seen in Hindi cinema.
Two orphan kids, Dev (Ranveer Singh) and Tutu (Ali Zafar) are born and brought up in the gangster world by Bhaiyaji (Govinda) who is a don. The two kids grow up, become partners in crime and work for Bhaiyaji – threatening people and even killing some of them. What follows is a Bollywood Cliché that even 5 year olds can predict.
The script looks like it was pulled out from an old Bollywood film. While the duo was happily pinning down their targets Dev meets a feisty young girl, Disha (Parineeti Chopra) and he’s instantly smitten by her charisma and charm. Love struck and on realizing she is the girl of his dreams, he realizes that he wants to quit his gande kaam and start living an honest life. On coming to terms with reality, Bhaiyaji gets disturbed and tries to ‘kill’ Dev. But Tutu who’s in favour of his honest life saves the ‘dil’. Wondering where’s the drama? Here goes… The drama unfolds where on one side there is love, the other the brother and last but not the least, the man who has brought them up. Did you get a feeling of déjà vu? Well I did.
Ranveer Singh put forth a brilliant performance filled with his usual enthusiasm. Although Ali Zafar played the perfect supporting role, he outdid himself if compared to his past performances. Parineeti on the other hand fit the bill but her role wasn’t promising enough to applaud the performance. She looked like the typical female actor in men dominated films that ran in the 1970s-1980s. Although I have never heard of Govinda play a villain before, his role as a villain wasn’t upto the mark.
Ever witnessed a college drama or a street play with songs ever other minute? That’s exactly what Kill Dil is about with 8 songs in total used almost every15-20mins for unwanted reasons. There is nothing new in the plot and it swings from bromance, to romance and the don. The one-liners used are the only best thing about this film.
I’m going with 2/5 stars for Shaad Ali’s Kill Dil it’s a one time watch but preferably a online watch should be just right.