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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 ...
(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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21 August 1998 (India)  »

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£66,844 (UK) (28 August 1998)
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Trivia

The film's first song, "Chal Chaiyya Chaiyya", is also the opening song of the Hollywood movie Inside Man (2006) starring Denzel Washington and Clive Owen. See more »

Quotes

Amarkanth Varma: Duniya ki sabse choti prem kahani hogi - must be the world's shortest love story
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Connections

Referenced in Bade Dilwala (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Satrangi Re
Sung by Sonu Nigam & Kavita Krishnamurthy
Composed by A.R. Rahman
Lyrics by Gulzar (as Sampooran Singh Gulzar)
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Thoughtful thriller/love story
1 June 2000 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

This film was not a hit in India. This is not surprising as it was not a typical Bollywood film. This is not to say that it is a bad film. It has a good story, good performances, mind blowing music and very good ending. Unlike most Hindi films, "Dil Se..." is not loaded with dialogues. Most of the "talking" is done through expressions. Leaving the audience to think for themselves. Perhaps this is why Indian audiences did not embrace this film and Indians living abroad did. ManiRathnam proves with this film that like Shekur Kapoor he would not be out of place in Hollywood making big budget films that captivate the audience. A must see!


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