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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 ...
(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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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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love | radio | train | interview | delhi | See All (84) »

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£66,844 (UK) (28 August 1998)
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Cleopatra by Anik Khan sampled the song Jiya Jale. See more »

Quotes

Amarkanth Varma: Hey, hello.
[running toward her, almost out of breath]
Amarkanth Varma: I have to to give you something. Remember? A cup of hot tea... Will you have it here or prefer to go to a restaurant? Or there's a good joint down-...
Meghna: Move out of my way.
Amarkanth Varma: Wait, maybe you haven't recognised me. We met at the railway station platform. I asked you for a matchstick...
Meghna: Platform? Matchstick?
Amarkanth Varma: Yes, you were covered in a dark shawl. It was raining that day...
Meghna: It wasn't me.
Amarkanth Varma: Hold on, here's my tag - Amarkanth Varma, All India Radio.
Meghna: ...
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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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I was blown away...
18 January 2005 | by See all my reviews

This was the first actual Bollywood film I've ever seen. I knew nothing about it going in, other than that it was considered a classic and featured "that Indian guy" (Khan) who shows up in every other film. Needless to say, after I became accustomed to the singing and dancing, I was able to dig in to the film a bit. It got slow at times but I was intensely interested in figuring out what the heck was going on. In the final moments of the film, my friend and I just sat frozen. I've never seen a movie that had singing, dancing, and ended with a bang. Needless to say, I'm hooked on Bollywood and determined to make everyone I know watch this film.


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