Dil Se

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Dil Se
Directed byMani Ratnam
Written byMani Ratnam (story & screenplay)
Tigmanshu Dhulia (dialogue)
Sujatha (dialogue)
Produced byMani Ratnam
Ram Gopal Varma
Shekhar Kapur
StarringShah Rukh Khan
Manisha Koirala
Preity Zinta
Music byA. R. Rahman
Distributed byMadras Talkies
Release date
August 21 1998
Running time
163 mins

Dil Se (Hindi: दिल से, Urdu: دل سے, translation: From the Heart) is a 1998 Hindi movie. It was directed by Mani Ratnam. The movie was also released in Tamil as Uyire and in Telugu as Prema Tho. It stars Shahrukh Khan, Manisha Koirala, and Preity Zinta. Mani Ratnam also wrote the screenplay for the movie. It was produced by Mani Ratnam and Ram Gopal Varma along with Shekar Kapur.

The movie was shot in Jammu & Kashmir, Assam, Delhi and other parts of India and Bhutan over a period of 55 days. Its cinematography won a National Film Award for cinematographer Santosh Sivan. The movie score and soundtrack were composed by A. R. Rahman. A. R. Rahman received a Filmfare Award for the music. The movie became the first Indian movie to reach the Top 10 in the UK Box Office Charts, when released in 1998.[1]

Sypnopsis[change | change source]

Journalist Amar falls for a mysterious woman on an assignment, but she does not reciprocate his feelings. However, when Amar is about to get married, the woman shows up at his doorstep asking for help.

Cast[change | change source]

Awards[change | change source]

The movie has won the following awards since its release:

1999 Berlin International Film Festival (Germany)

1999 National Film Awards (India)

  • Won - Silver Lotus Award - Best Cinematography - Santosh Sivan
  • Won - Silver Lotus Award - Best Audiography - H. Sridhar

1999 Filmfare Awards (India)

Soundtrack[change | change source]

The soundtrack features 5 songs composed by A. R. Rahman, with lyrics by Gulzar.

Track listing:

  1. "Chaiyya Chaiyya" (6:52) – Sukhwinder Singh, Sapna Awasti
  2. "Jiya Jale" (4:12) – Lata Mangeshkar, M.G. Sreekumar
  3. "Dil Se Re" (6:54) – A. R. Rahman, Anuradha, Anupama
  4. "E Ajnabi" (5:32) – Udit Narayan, Mahalakshmi
  5. "Thayya Thayya" (4:35) – Sukhwinder Singh
  6. "Satrangi Re" (7:12) – Sonu Nigam

References[change | change source]

  1. BFI.org.UK Archived 2007-05-14 at the Wayback Machine - Sight and sound: review

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