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 overview, first billed only:
Amarkanth Varma
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)


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:

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Opening Weekend:

£66,844 (UK) (28 August 1998)


£368,200 (UK) (11 September 1998)

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2.35 : 1
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Shilpa Shirodkar was signed for the Chaiya Chaiya song with Shahrukh Khan. Mani Ratnam was unhappy with Shilpa's weight problem and dropped her from the song. See more »


Amarkanth Varma: Oie, I'm talking to you... oie, stop!
Meghna: [turning back] What do you want?
Amarkanth Varma: Some answers. What's your name?
[walking upto her]
Amarkanth Varma: I've been betrayed, I was beaten up and dumped in an isolated spot, and today I am your husband?
Amarkanth Varma: Don't you think I'd have some questions for you to answer? If I have to address you, then by what name?
Meghna: Meghna
[walks away]
Amarkanth Varma: Real or false?
Meghna: False.
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E Ajnabi
Sung by Udit Narayan & Mahalakshmi Iyer (as Mahalakshmi)
Composed by A.R. Rahman
Lyrics by Gulzar (as Sampooran Singh Gulzar)
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Best Love story in troubled times ever
7 August 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The main highlight of the movie was no doubt the sound of the movie, if you watch this movie in digital dolby, you wont find a better sounding Hindi movie ever.

The characters are very real, with the background of the sets very real, nothing filmy about it. The movie has a distinct aura, since the love story is running in background, with the viewer glued to unfolding mystery about the heroine(manisha koirala). She exude vulnerability, revengeful, and the docile of the commoner. She fits the role to the T. So can be said about shahrukh khan(best movie ever, after Kabhi Haa Kabhi naa). Shahrukh walks effortlessly through the role, being very real in the depiction. So are all other characters in the movie.

Choreography cannot be even better. All songs have certain magic, new, innovative, very impressive and music mind boggling.

Highly recommended by me, see and listen in digital dolby sound system, this is the best sounding movie ever.

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