Dil Se – Love in the times of terror

The third part of terror trilogy by Mani Ratnam after Roja and Bombay, Dil Se had technical craftsmanship written all over it… Vibrantly shot across exotic locations, it was a visual treat… And why not, when the leading lady Manisha Koirala was captured at her best backed up with the strongest performance in the film… New entrant Preity Zinta was extremely fresh… Shahrukh Khan could not completely do away with his hamming mannerisms though, but it is still a relatively better performance of his… It is also the first hindi film Ratnam ever made, and though I love the first two movies of the Trilogy a shade more, Dil Se certainly makes for interesting cinema.. It could have been a much better film if the screenplay wasn’t this scattered..

The biggest strength of the film though is the AR Rahman‘s soulfully stirring music – The Dil Se title track by Rahman himself, the sublime Aye Ajnabi by Udit Narayan and the electrifying Satrangi Re by Sonu Nigam are particular favorites.

I have no better way to remember the film than remembering its music – its superlative!!

Do patte patjhad ke… Pedon se utrey the..
Pedon ke shaankhon se… Utrey the…
Phir utne mausam guzre… Vo patte do bechare..
Phir ugne ki chaahat mein… Vo seheraon se guzre..
Vo pattey dil dil dil the…
Vo dil the dil dil dil the..
Dil hain toh phir dard hoga…
Dard hain toh dil bhi hoga…
Mausam guzarte rehete hain..

#20YearsOfDilSe #LoveInTheTimesOfTerror

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