Followed by a discussion with Mani Ratnam and Richard Peña and a reception sponsored by Brick Lane Curry House, featuring live music by the Arun Ramamurthy Trio, Roopa Mahadevan, and the Navatman Music Collective
Dir. Mani Ratnam. 1998, 164 mins. 35mm. In Hindi with English subtitles. With Shahrukh Khan, Manisha Koirala. Screened to great acclaim at Berlin’s Forum for Young Film, Dil Se begins as All-India Radio reporter Amar (the indomitable Shahrukh Khan) is stuck in a train station, waiting for the express that will take him to his next assignment. He spies a beautiful young woman and is instantly smitten, but she disappears on him; she will return, unexpectedly, to become a factor in his life, again and again—even though her ultimate aim is not clear. Romance, separatist politics, terrorism and some eye-popping dance numbers perfectly blend in this visual tour-de-force that remains one of Ratnam’s most beloved films.
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