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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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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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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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21 August 1998 (India)  »

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£66,844 (UK) (28 August 1998)

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£368,200 (UK) (11 September 1998)
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Quotes

Amarkanth Varma: [feeling very hurt] Why did you lie to me that you were married?
Meghna: If I hadn't, would you have left me?
Amarkanth Varma: No, I wouldn't
Meghna: That's why
[walks away]
Amarkanth Varma: [frustrated] Listen, don't try to act innocent. I know you are not as innocent as you look
Amarkanth Varma: You have been giving me mixed signals. You think I will dance to your tunes all my life? But your game is exposed
Amarkanth Varma: [he grabs her] Stop!... You love to play with men's feelings, don't you? Know what we call girls like you? A tease.
Meghna: [haughtily looks at him] You really hate ...
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Chal Chaiyya Chaiyya
Sung by Sukhwinder Singh & Sapna Awasthi
Composed by A.R. Rahman
Lyrics by Gulzar (as Sampooran Singh Gulzar)
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Brilliant Love Story-cum-Social Drama
13 May 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Dil Se" is easily the most cerebral film churned out by commercial Indian cinema in the last decade. It is not presented as a separatist polemic, nor should it be considered as such (as a lot of myopic viewers have done). Nor is it a film about terrorism. It is essentially a love story told against the backdrop of terrorism. Mani Ratnam is at his best, producing what can only be called surreal realism. Many of you may have forgotten, but once upon a time Shah Rukh Khan was a good actor, and this is easily one of his best performances. Preity Zinta is the only glimmer of relief in this heavy handed tale of darkness and despair. This was also her first film. Rahman's songs are his career best, each of the six tracks more replendent than the last. Above all, however, Dil Se belongs to the luminously gifted Manisha Koirala, who delivers a crushing and skinless portrayal of a reluctant avenger. In a role of almost no dialogue, she speaks volumes through her reticent glances and a body language that is burdened by sorrow. It is a sin that such dramatically gifted actresses like Manisha, Tabu, Juhi, Nandita Das, etc. are relegated to competing for potboiler non-roles that crown glamorous dance queens like Aishwariya, Amisha, Madhuri and ilk the top of the heap. India has great actors- the film industry just doesn't know how to utilize them.


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