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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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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 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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Drama | Romance

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Release Date:

21 August 1998 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

From the Heart See more »

Filming Locations:

Assam, India See more »

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Color:

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Kajol refused Manisha Koirala's role due to date issues. See more »

Quotes

Meghna: Some people are like the sand: a wind blows them away.
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Referenced in Mere Brother Ki Dulhan (2011) See more »

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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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Unbelievable
4 August 2001 | by Reini UrbanSee 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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