Through the film, the director comments on society, politics, caste system and many other things through his vision. But there are very few directors who get it right. Mani Ratnam is one of those few directors and his most unique and powerful Hindi film is ‘Dil Se’. Through this film, Mani Ratnam presented a difficult but mind-numbing love story based on the problems of the north-eastern state of India and the terrorism that flourished there in the 90s.
Although at that time this film could not do anything special, but with time people understood the seriousness behind it and this film got the status of a classic. The film stars Shah Rukh Khan and Manisha Koirala in lead roles, while Preity Zinta plays a minor supporting role. This is Preeti’s first film, with this film Preeti made her debut in the entertainment world. Although it was her first film, Preity’s cute face won the hearts of the audience. Not only her performance was discussed but her no-makeup look in the film was also discussed a lot. In this you will not see any makeup on Preeti’s face.
Preity reshared that memory by sharing a close-up shot of the film on her Instagram account. In this post, Preeti writes, ‘This picture was taken on the first day of shooting on the sets of ‘Dil Se’. I was very excited to work with Shahrukh Khan and Mani Ratnam sir. That’s why she wore make-up and reached the shooting. When Mani sir saw me he smiled at me and in very polite words asked me to wash my face. Then I said that all my makeup would get spoiled. He smiled again and told me, this is what I want. At first I thought they were joking, but it was not so. Santosh Shivam cannot be thanked enough, he captured my ‘from the heart’ makeup-free beauty very well on camera.
Despite being such a popular film, Mani Ratnam has not seen ‘Dil Se’ yet. During an interview he said, ‘I have not watched ‘Dil Se’ even once in the last 25 years. Therefore now it is difficult to predict what its impact will be. I have only seen a few scenes in the film, some of which are muted. The music of ‘Dil Se’ was composed by AR Rahman while the lyrics were written by Gulzar. This film is so relevant that even today the young generation talks about ‘Dil Se’.