A movie which even non admirers of Shah Rukh Khan love. A movie about love between two absolutely opposite people. A love which is bound to end in heart break. The movie Dil Se, speaks about two people in love in the backdrop of insurgency in Northeast India.
Dil Se is said to be a journey through the 7 shades of love that are defined in ancient Arabic literature. Those shades are defined as attraction, infatuation, love, reverence, worship, obsession, and death. Shah Rukh Khan, as Amarkant Varma, a program executive for All India Radio, has portrayed these 7 shades in the most heart wrenching way.
Dil Se is a movie, which one does not need to be a SRK fan to love. Here is a write up from a non SRK admirer, who tells us how and why this movie made him respect SRK as an actor.
I just loved this movie. I was in school when it released and to be really honest (again) I was more into the overall score of the movie by AR Rahman. The songs were an absolute delight to hear and extremely unique. After my first watch I felt that the story was too heavy for a school kid to understand. I did like the love story between the main leads and how it went up and down over the course of the movie. But over the years I have watched the movie multiple times and found myself really enjoy it. The complexity of the relationship between the two characters, their deep attraction and feelings towards each other, set against the backdrop of clashes of ideals is captivating. Shah Rukh Khan’s portrayal of an individual who is curious, smart, intelligent and vulnerable was fantastic to see. Much credit goes to the writer and director Mani Ratnam for a unique story line with interesting sequences.
– Sakar Panse
Shah Rukh Khan’s interview where he talks about the Dil Se: