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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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Cast

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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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Mita (female terrorist) (as Mita Vashisht)
Arundhati Rao ...
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Dancer on train
Gautam Bora
Manjit 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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21 August 1998 (India)  »

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£66,844 (UK) (28 August 1998)
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Trivia

American TV show CSI used the song " Chaaiyan Chaiya " in a episode. See more »

Quotes

Amarkanth Varma: [taps on Shukla's shoulder] She's come.
Shukla: She's the one? Why has she brought this gang?
Shukla: [wears his spectacles] Hey, you wanted to apologise to the girl. So why are these two men coming here? Who are they?
Amarkanth Varma: Her husband.
Shukla: Husband? Two husbands?
Amarkanth Varma: You have two wives.
Shukla: Hey, there's a lot of difference between a husband and a wife.
Amarkanth Varma: Shush, quiet, they are coming.
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Connections

Featured in The 100 Greatest Musicals (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

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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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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