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Dil Se.. (1998)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 21 August 1998 (India)
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The clash between love and ideology is portrayed in this love story between a radio executive and a beautiful revolutionary

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Mani Ratnam

Writers:

Mani Ratnam (story and screenplay), Sujatha (dialogue) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Shah Rukh Khan ... Amarkanth Varma
Manisha Koirala ... Meghna
Preity Zinta ... Preeti Nair
Raghuvir Yadav ... Shukla (as Raghuvir Yadhav)
Sabyasachi Chakraborty
Piyush Mishra
Krishnakant ... (as Krisnkant)
Aditya Srivastava
Ken Philip Ken Philip ... (as Ken Phillip)
Sanjay Mishra
Mita Vasisht ... Mita (female terrorist) (as Mita Vashisht)
Arundhati Rao Arundhati Rao ... (as Arundathi Rao)
Malaika Arora ... Dancer on train
Gautam Bora Gautam Bora
Manjit Bawa 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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Plot Keywords:

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

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi | Tamil | Telugu | Assamese | Urdu

Release Date:

21 August 1998 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

De Coração See more »

Filming Locations:

Assam, India See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film's first song, "Chal Chaiyya Chaiyya," is also the opening song of the second act of A.R. Rahman's, Don Black's, Shekhar Kapur's, and Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical "Bombay Dreams," which opened in London in June 2002 and in New York in April 2004. See more »

Quotes

Amarkanth Varma: [both in blindfolds] Shukla, can you see anything?
Shukla: Yeah, the gong of death!
Amarkanth Varma: [smiling] Don't be afraid
Shukla: Then what? Should I celebrate? I'm fed up. I have two wives and eight kids. Why do you do this?
Amarkanth Varma: Don't be angry now.
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Connections

Referenced in Main, Meri Patni... Aur Woh! (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Dil Se Re
Sung by A.R. Rahman, Anuradha & Anupama
Composed by A.R. Rahman
Lyrics by Gulzar (as Sampooran Singh Gulzar)
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Wonderful, simply superb!!
24 February 2001 | by srininet1See all my reviews

Truly, I have no words to describe the effort taken by ManiRathnam to make a WORLD CLASS product such as Dil Se. It is amazing!! The story has Shahrukh falling in love with Manisha, unknown of the fact that she is a terrorist. He follows her only to be rejected.

Also, it is revealed that she is THE human bomb who is gonna kill the President during the Republic Day Ceremony. The plot revolves around them until, Preity Zinta makes a surprise entry as his chosen bride. The story then becomes a love triangle with lots of twists and turns and glues us till the end.

Mani, hats off to you!!


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