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Dil Se.. (1998)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 21 August 1998 (India)
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
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Shukla (as Raghuvir Yadhav)
Sabyasachi Chakraborty
Krishnakant ...
(as Krisnkant)
Ken Philip ...
(as Ken Phillip)
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Mita (female terrorist) (as Mita Vashisht)
Arundhati Rao ...
(as Arundathi Rao)
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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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£66,844 (UK) (28 August 1998)
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Trivia

Partho Gosh was directing a film titled " Chaiyan Chaiyan " with Fardeen Khan and Preity Zinta that he ended up shelving. This was in 2000. See more »

Quotes

Meghna: [says to the security guard, pointing at Amar] I'm his wife.
Amarkanth Varma: [surprised but feeling quite amused] What did you say? You're my wife? My wife.
Amarkanth Varma: Everyone, she's my wife. We've been married for 25 years!
Amarkanth Varma: [playfully looks at her] Isn't that right? Congratulations, honey.
Amarkanth Varma: [knocks on the bus window] Hey, Wife! Let me knew if somebody needs a thrashing, ok?
[laughing]
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Connections

Referenced in Darling (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Jiya Jale, Jaan Chale
Sung by Lata Mangeshkar, M. G. Sreekumar & Chorus
Composed by A.R. Rahman
Lyrics by Gulzar (as Sampooran Singh Gulzar)
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Unbelievable
4 August 2001 | by (Graz, Austria) – See all my reviews

The problem with Hindi cinema is its very strong formalistic framework where it has to fit in. It must pass the censors, must be made for a billion of mostly analphabets and must contain a great number of song and dance scenes. Mani Ratnam is one (and only?) director who constantly extents this genre to embrace the producers, the popular audience and the critical and political aware intellectuals with his strong political claims ("Roja", "Bombay"). This one now beats it all and everybody (in India) talked about it. Such an end was not seen before in Hindi cinema, and all fits perfectly well (despite to what some other critics said). And it works even if you know the end before (which most do).

It's my current favorite. Technically superb, very sophisticated content, big fun and emotions. An american version would have been a typical political thriller about an unlucky love to a female terrorist, but Mani Ratnam gives us 300%. Not just the Indian Spielberg or Tsui Hark, this is more. Go for it.


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