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Dil Se.. (1998)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 21 August 1998 (India)
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A radio broadcaster's intense attraction to a mysterious woman opens the door to a tidal wave of powerful emotions and desires.

Director:

Mani Ratnam

Writers:

Mani Ratnam (story and screenplay), Sujatha (dialogue) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Shah Rukh Khan ... Amarkanth Varma
Manisha Koirala ... Meghna
Preity Zinta ... Preeti Nair
Raghuvir Yadav ... Shukla (as Raghuvir Yadhav)
Sabyasachi Chakrabarty
Piyush Mishra
Krishnakant ... (as Krisnkant)
Aditya Srivastav
Ken Philip Ken Philip ... (as Ken Phillip)
Sanjay Mishra
Mita Vashisht ... Mita (female terrorist)
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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Drama | Romance

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Trivia

Cleopatra by Anik Khan sampled the song Jiya Jale. See more »

Goofs

In the opening scene at the railway station where Shahrukh Khan is asking for matchstick from Manisha a sudden wind gush blow away her shawl completely out of her hands but in the next scene she is shown with the shawl in her hands wrapping around her body. See more »

Quotes

Amarkanth Varma: Oie, I'm talking to you... oie, stop!
Meghna: [turning back] What do you want?
Amarkanth Varma: Some answers. What's your name?
[walking upto her]
Amarkanth Varma: I've been betrayed, I was beaten up and dumped in an isolated spot, and today I am your husband?
Amarkanth Varma: Don't you think I'd have some questions for you to answer? If I have to address you, then by what name?
Meghna: Meghna
[walks away]
Amarkanth Varma: Real or false?
Meghna: False.
[...]
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Connections

Featured in Bollywood for Beginners (2002) See more »

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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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Unbelievable
4 August 2001 | by reini-2See all my reviews

The problem with Hindi cinema is its very strong formalistic framework where it has to fit in. It must pass the censors, must be made for a billion of mostly analphabets and must contain a great number of song and dance scenes. Mani Ratnam is one (and only?) director who constantly extents this genre to embrace the producers, the popular audience and the critical and political aware intellectuals with his strong political claims ("Roja", "Bombay"). This one now beats it all and everybody (in India) talked about it. Such an end was not seen before in Hindi cinema, and all fits perfectly well (despite to what some other critics said). And it works even if you know the end before (which most do).

It's my current favorite. Technically superb, very sophisticated content, big fun and emotions. An american version would have been a typical political thriller about an unlucky love to a female terrorist, but Mani Ratnam gives us 300%. Not just the Indian Spielberg or Tsui Hark, this is more. Go for it.


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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

21 August 1998 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

De Coração See more »

Filming Locations:

Coonoor, Ooty, India See more »

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2.35 : 1
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