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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)
Krishnakant ...
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Ken Philip ...
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Mita (female terrorist) (as Mita Vashisht)
Arundhati Rao ...
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Dancer on train
Gautam Bora
Manjit 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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£66,844 (UK) (28 August 1998)
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Shah Rukh Khan did not use a safety harness while the filming the sequence aboard the moving train for the song "Chal Chaiyya Chaiyya." See more »

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Amarkanth Varma: Suppose we do get married. What do you think? Will we be happy together? With lots of love and bliss?
Amarkanth Varma: Then we'll fight; break heads
[smiles when she smiles]
Amarkanth Varma: But, listen, once the kids come, no more fights.
Meghna: No, they will be involved, too.
Amarkanth Varma: [intrigued] Really? How many kids will we have? One? Two?
Meghna: More.
Amarkanth Varma: [amused] More?... Three? Four?
Meghna: Eight.
Amarkanth Varma: [in disbelief] Eeii - eight?
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Satrangi Re
Sung by Sonu Nigam & Kavita Krishnamurthy
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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