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Dil Se.. (1998)

Not Rated  |   |  Drama, Romance, Musical  |  21 August 1998 (India)
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The clash between love and ideology is portrayed in this love story between a radio executive and a beautiful revolutionary

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Amarkanth Varma
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Meghna
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Preeti Nair
Raghuvir Yadav ...
Shukla (as Raghuvir Yadhav)
Sabyasachi Chakraborty
Piyush Mishra
Krishnakant ...
(as Krisnkant)
Aditya Srivastava
Ken Philip ...
(as Ken Phillip)
Mita Vasisht ...
Mita (female terrorist) (as Mita Vashisht)
Arundhati Rao ...
(as Arundathi Rao)
Malaika Arora ...
Dancer on train
Gautam Bora
Manjit Bawa ...
(as Manjith Bawa)
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Storyline

Amar Varma, a producer for Indian news radio, meets an enigmatic woman at a railroad station and then again at a hill station. He falls in love with her, but the woman, who calls herself Meghna, rejects and leaves him although she seems to be interested. Later, Varma agrees to marry his family's choice, Preeti. But suddenly Meghna is back, and what is the secret that she holds? Written by <sunilm@nwu.edu>

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Release Date:

21 August 1998 (India)  »

Also Known As:

De tout coeur  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£66,844 (UK) (28 August 1998)

Gross:

£368,200 (UK) (11 September 1998)
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Kajol was the first choice for Manisha's role. See more »

Quotes

Amarkanth Varma: [recalling his meeting with Meghna on the radio] It is night at the station... He was waiting for the train.
Amarkanth Varma: But the rains came piercing through the sky, the trees were swaying as if they had lost their senses.
Amarkanth Varma: Such was the fury of the weather, as if it would drown the world!
Amarkanth Varma: In the midst of this, he saw somebody on the dark platform... He yelled- Brother, do you have a matchstick?
Amarkanth Varma: A gust of wind blew the cloth off the stranger's head... a girl.
Amarkanth Varma: Dark black hair but little eyes. High cheekbones
Amarkanth Varma: A...
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Soundtracks

Thaiyya Thaiyya
Sung by Sukhwinder Singh & Sapna Aswathi
Composed by A.R. Rahman
Lyrics by Gulzar (as Sampooran Singh Gulzar)
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I was blown away...
18 January 2005 | by See all my reviews

This was the first actual Bollywood film I've ever seen. I knew nothing about it going in, other than that it was considered a classic and featured "that Indian guy" (Khan) who shows up in every other film. Needless to say, after I became accustomed to the singing and dancing, I was able to dig in to the film a bit. It got slow at times but I was intensely interested in figuring out what the heck was going on. In the final moments of the film, my friend and I just sat frozen. I've never seen a movie that had singing, dancing, and ended with a bang. Needless to say, I'm hooked on Bollywood and determined to make everyone I know watch this film.


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