Kill Dil

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Kill Dil
Kill Dil.jpg
Directed by Shaad Ali
Produced by Aditya Chopra
Written by Nitesh Tiwari
Starring Govinda
Ranveer Singh
Ali Zafar
Parineeti Chopra
Jass Bhatia
Music by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy
Gulzar (lyrics)
Cinematography Abhik Mukhopadhyay
Edited by Ritesh Soni
Production
company
Distributed by Yash Raj Films
Release date
  • 14 November 2014 (2014-11-14)
Running time
122 minutes[1]
Country India
Language Hindi
Budget 456 million[2]
Box office 299 million[2]

Kill Dil (English: Kill Heart, stylized as: Kill/Dil) is a 2014 Indian romantic action comedy film directed by Shaad Ali and produced by Aditya Chopra under the Yash Raj Films banner. The film stars Ranveer Singh, Ali Zafar and Parineeti Chopra in lead roles, with Govinda portraying the antagonist.[3] The film was released on 14 November 2014.[4][5][6]

Plot[edit]

Tutu (Ali Zafar) and Dev (Ranveer Singh) are two orphans who were raised by a local gangster Bhaiyaji (Govinda) to be assassins. Their life takes a turn when they meet Disha (Parineeti Chopra) at a club and she and Dev fall in love with each other. Dev's indifference towards work starts irritating Bhaiyaji, but Tutu defends Dev. When Dev is unable to kill one of their targets, he decides to change his life. This enrages Bhaiyaji and he threatens to kill Dev. Tutu intervenes and suggests Dev to look out for a job but should accompany him every time Bhaiyaji calls them to give killing contracts.

Tutu gets Dev a fake MBA degree which helps Dev join an insurance company. Dev and Disha make plans to get married, while Disha is unaware of Dev's past. Bhaiyaji on learning the truth about Dev's job decides to play a trick to get him back. He sends one of his goons, Batuk, to kill Dev and also informs Tutu. He also calls up Disha and tells her about Dev and Tutu's real identity. Just when Batuk is about to kill Dev, Tutu shoots him down in front of Disha. Disha is shocked with the reality and breaks up with Dev, only to break down privately. This results in Dev again becoming an assassin.

Bhaiyaji gives them a fresh contract to kill his arch enemy Baban Pehlwan. Dev and Tutu record a video telling the tale of how they became gangsters and send it to Disha. During a shootout, Dev is again unable to fire the gun and gets shot. Tutu takes him to the hospital, where after an operation, Dev finds Disha waiting for him and they both reconcile. Bhaiyaji gets killed by Baban Pehlwan. Dev and Disha get married while Tutu has a job interview in the same insurance company with a fake MBA degree.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

Parineeti Chopra signed to the film, with Govinda as the antagonist.[6]

Early on in February 2014, many shots of the movie were taken in Gautam Buddha University and Galgotias University, Greater Noida and also at Grand Venice Greater Noida. Ali, Ranveer Singh and Govinda share the dance floor in the movie.[7] Through March the film was shot at various locations in Delhi.[8] Later in April 2014, a schedule of the film with leads Ali Zafar, Ranveer Singh and Parineeti Chopra was shot at Lavasa And (Kharghar) Mumbai in Maharashtra.[9][10]

Critical reception[edit]

Sukanya Verma of Rediff said "It has random songs, birdbrained logic and a romance that's about as exciting as toothpaste."[11] Saibal Chaterjee from NDTV gave the film 2 stars and said "Watch Kill Dil if you have plenty of time to kill. It is unlikely to deliver much joy to your dil, though."[12] Koimoi gave 2 stars and said the film has bad writing and poor direction.[13] DNA said that it fails to connect with audiences and gave 2 stars, while praising Govinda's performance.[14]

Box office reception[edit]

The film grossed 200 million (US$3.1 million) in India on its opening weekend, recouping most of its budget.[15] Overseas it collected 80.8 million (US$1.3 million) across its opening weekend, making 281 million (US$4.4 million) worldwide in its first three days.[16] In Pakistan, Kill Dil had the third-highest opening weekend gross of 2014 behind Kick and Happy New Year.[17][18] In its first week it collected a total of 290 million (US$4.5 million) according to Box Office India.[19]

Soundtrack[edit]

Kill Dil
Soundtrack album by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy
Released 9 October 2014 (2014-10-09)
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Length 36:34
Label YRF Music
Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy chronology
2 States
(2014)2 States2014
Kill Dil
(2014)
Dil Dhadakne Do
(2015)Dil Dhadakne Do2015
Singles from Kill Dil
  1. "Kill Dil"
    Released: 25 September 2014
  2. "Sweeta"
    Released: 2 October 2014

The music of Kill Dil was composed by Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy (Shankar Mahadevan, Ehsaan Noorani and Loy Mendonsa), with lyrics by Gulzar. The soundtrack comprises 8 songs. The soundtrack was released on 9 October 2014.

The title song of the film sung by Sonu Nigam and Shankar Mahadevan was released on 25 September 2014.

Another single, "Sweeta", sung by Adnan Sami, was released on 2 October 2014.

No. Title Singer(s) Length
1. "Kill Dil" (title song) Sonu Nigam, Shankar Mahadevan & Gulzar 5:50
2. "Happy Budday" Sukhwinder Singh & Shankar Mahadevan 4:29
3. "Sajde" Arijit Singh, Nihira Joshi Deshpande & Gulzar 5:25
4. "Bol Beliya" Shankar Mahadevan, Siddharth Mahadevan & Sunidhi Chauhan 4:57
5. "Sweeta" Adnan Sami 2:03
6. "Daiyaa Maiyaa" Udit Narayan, Shankar Mahadevan, Rasika Shekar & Javed Jaffrey 3:22
7. "Baawra" Shankar Mahadevan, Nihira Joshi Deshpande, Loy Mendonsa & Gulzar 6:35
8. "Nakhriley" Shankar Mahadevan, Ali Zafar, Mahalakshmi Iyer & Gulzar 5:14
Total length: 36:34

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b "Kill Dil - Movie - Box Office India". Retrieved 19 November 2016. 
  3. ^ "Kill Dil news". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 21 April 2013. 
  4. ^ Ankita R Kanabar (24 April 2014). "The date shuffle". The Indian Express. Retrieved 25 April 2014. 
  5. ^ "Kill Dil cast and crew". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 21 April 2013. 
  6. ^ a b "Govinda in a negative role in Kill Dil". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 21 April 2013. 
  7. ^ "Ranveer Singh and Govinda share Dance Floor in Kill Dil". IANS. Biharprabha News. Retrieved 6 February 2014. 
  8. ^ "Kill Dil in Delhi". The Indian Express. 26 March 2014. Retrieved 25 April 2014. 
  9. ^ "Ranveer Singh, Parineeti Chopra start shooting for 'Kill Dil'". The Indian Express. 21 April 2014. Retrieved 25 April 2014. 
  10. ^ "Spotted: Ranveer and Parineeti don desi avatar on Kill Dil sets". India Today. 22 April 2014. Retrieved 25 April 2014. 
  11. ^ "Review: Kill Dil is a disaster!". Rediff. 14 November 2014. 
  12. ^ "Kill Dil Movie Review". NDTVMovies.com. 
  13. ^ "Kill Dil Movie Review – Ranveer Singh, Ali Zafar, Parineeti Chopra, Govinda". Koimoi. 
  14. ^ "Film Review: 'Kill Dil' fails to connect with the audience, should have had more of Govinda!". dna. 
  15. ^ "Boxoffice". boxofficeindia.com. 
  16. ^ "'Kill / Dil' average in overseas territoriesBox Office Overseas Report". Bollywood Hungama. 
  17. ^ "'Kill Dil' gets 'kill'ed officially; collects a mere Rs 20 crore in opening weekend". The Indian Express. 17 November 2014. 
  18. ^ "Ali Zafar's 'Kill Dil' houseful in Pakistan". Business Recorder. 
  19. ^ "Boxoffice". boxofficeindia.com. 

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