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61 Ratings

From The Heart

Dil Se..

Directed by Mani Ratnam
India, 1998
Drama, Romance


While on an interview assignment for All-India Radio, Amar Varma meets Meghna, the woman of his dreams. But in spite of Amar’s repeated efforts to get close to her, the mysterious Meghna stubbornly rejects him. But why?

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From The Heart Directed by Mani Ratnam

Critics reviews

The most powerful of Indian musicals… In so many musicals, the singing and dancing represents the possibility of reconciliation and hope, or at least emotional catharsis. In Dil Se, the musical sequences represent delusion. In them, Shah Rukh Khan gets to be the romantic action hero that the film’s fatalistic story will never allow him to become.
October 28, 2015
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Unlike [with Ratnam’s Roja and Bombay], the visualization of songs in Dil Se are more phantasmic in nature. The film depicts various stages of love, starting with attraction, and ends in death. The songs thus stand in stark contrast with the dimly lit, claustrophobic terror sequences in the film, as if hinting that a union between the two leads is nothing more than fantasy.
July 28, 2015
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