Kill / Dil
A film directed by Shaad Ali
Produced by Yash Raj Films
Music Director: Shankaar-Ehsaan-Loy
Lyrics by Gulzaar
I remember the first time I heard about Kill Dil, I was sitting in my car driving Singer & Guitarist, Ehsaan Noorani to a drug store to pick up allergy medicines. He was telling me how the album of Kill Dil will be a taste of old 90’s feel fused with the latest feel of music. He even told me how the entire film itself will just be a whole different taste itself, after watching the film today I definitely felt that it was a whole different taste in the mouth.
For starters, the story of the film was really good, I was entirely intrigued by the film and was afraid that if the story wasn’t powerful enough, I’d have fallen asleep as since morning I had been up since 7am. But the story did justice and I give half a star just for that!
Moving to the acting platform, every time I see a Ranveer Singh film, I hope he will do something a bit different, but at the same time the comic-action-charming roles do fit him and his personality well and he did just enough justice to that. Ali Zafar, an actor I have thoroughly enjoyed seeing and listening to way before he even became an actor. I remember when he released his first private album with YRF, I was floored by his romantic voice. Even though the few films he has done may not have been the audiences favorite, I have always enjoyed seeing him on screen and again I enjoyed his performance, this time his performance had a different suave feel to it– another half star to just Ali Zafar himself. Seeing Parineeti wasn’t anything different, but she definitely made a good addition to the team and story as well. What most of us are excited about seeing Kill Dil is Govinda! It was definitely good to see him back on the big screen and he never fails to just make us smile even if he is in a negative-comic role.
What kept me sitting in my seat and had my eyes glued to the screen? It’s simple, the very first thing I mentioned, the music! Shankaar-Ehsaan-Loy, always have a consistency when it comes to music and not only that, but always manage to create music which fits with the kind of film that is put together. I give one star itself for the music and one of the key components that kept the entertainment factor of the film going. I really enjoyed the music though, it was catchy, the words fit perfect per-situation and I also really liked hearing the infused singers of Sonu Nigam, Udit Narayan, Shankar, Sunidhi Chauhan, Adnan Sami, Arijit Singh, Rasika Chandrashekhar, Nihira Joshi Deshpande, Mahalaxshmi Iyer, Sukhwinder Singh, Ali Zafar & the beautiful poems by Gulzaar. Again it was a good mix of the old and new styles of music.
The film wasn’t bad, but it was not the best action-romantic-comedy film I have seen. It definitely had a lot of potential to be a bit better but it was just a good film. I definitely wish Ranveer and Parineeti would try out different kinds of roles, but these kind of roles still suit them!
A New Girl in a City’s Review on Kill Dil is
Arijit Singh & Nihira Joshi Deshpande
Kill Dil Juke Box