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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 ...
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Aditya Srivastava
Ken Philip ...
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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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£66,844 (UK) (28 August 1998)

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£368,200 (UK) (11 September 1998)
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For the song "Jiya Jale, Jaan Chale," singer Lata Mangeshkar had some problems singing in the higher octaves due to her age, so composer A.R. Rahman kept her voice as low as possible. See more »

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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Visually and emotionally stunning
26 January 2004 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

"Dil Se" is poetry. Although it is a Mani Ratnam film, the hand of Santosh Sivan is all over it, especially in the music videos. Sivan's artistry and Ratnam's genius, when combined with the sizeable dramatic talent of Shahrukh Khan and an amazing soundtrack by A. R. Rehman, is almost perfect. Even Manisha Koirala is good! Preity Zinta also stands out in a smaller role as SRK's reluctant fiancee. This is not your typical Bollywood film, and this showed at the box office, but that's not a bad thing. This film shows more artistry, more integrity, and more "dil" (heart) than most recent offerings from both the east and the west. "Dil Se" is a really great film.


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