“Dil Se” is an amazing movie. Although it is a Mani Ratnam film, it was produced by Ram Gopal Varma, Shekhar Kapoor, and Mani Ratnam under Madras Talkies, Varma Corporation and Eros International, Santosh Sivan has handled the cinematography and editing was done by Suresh Urs.
It stars Shah Rukh Khan and Manisha Koirala in a lead role with supporting cast Preity Zinta, Mita Vasisht, Arundhati Rao, Raghuvir Yadav, Zohra Sehgal, Janagaraj, Gautam Bora and Aditya Srivastava.
It was released on 21 August 1998, it received the poor response at the Box office, but it found success in other countries, made on total Budget ₹11 crore and it has grossed ₹28.58 crore at the box office
The film won several awards including two National Awards for Best Cinematography to Santosh Sivan and Best Audiography to H. Sridhar, six Filmfare Awards for Best Female Debut to Preity Zinta, Best Music Direction to A.R Rehman, Best Lyrics to Gulzar, Best Male Playback Singer to Sukhwinder Singh, Best Cinematography to Santosh Sivan and Best Choreography to Farah Khan, and also won Star Screen Awards for Best Male playback Singer to Sukhwinder Singh.
Music was given by A. R Rehman and Lyrics was written by Gulzar, except Malayalam Lyrics for the song of Jiya Jale was written by Gireesh Puthenchery, Chaiyya Chaiyya and Ae Ajnabi are very popular songs and rest of the songs are also too good in the movie.
The film was based on a young hard-working Amarkant Varma (Shah Rukh Khan) who work as an executive of All India Radio who fall in love with a mysterious, strangely woman (Manisha Koirala) actually a terrorist, she planned to kill the President during the Republic Day Ceremony.
Performance-wise Shah Rukh Khan was outstanding, No words to describe it. Rather than his usual lover boy acting really does some serious stuff around here. Manisha Koirala was Flawless She smiles hardly once in the entire film but her expressive eyes and silence speak volumes and always do the job. Preity Zinta, the star herself in her debut film, she makes a great impact despite having a very small role.