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Silsila (1981)

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A story of love lost and found, but twisted by society's demands and conventions to appear as adultery.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Shashi Kapoor ...
Sqdr. Leader Shekhar Malhotra
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Amit Malhotra
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Shobha Malhotra (as Jaya Bachchan)
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Chandni
Sudha Chopra ...
Shobha's mom
Sushma Seth ...
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Ravi Dubey
Sharmila Roy Chowdhry ...
(as Sharmila Roy Chowdhary)
Jagdish Raj
Vikas Anand
Ranvir Raj ...
(as Ranbir Raj)
Shyam Arora
Raj Bharti
Gauri Shanker ...
(as Mrs. Gauri Shankar)
Damyanti Puri
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Storyline

Although orphaned at very young ages, Scriptwriter Amit and military pilot Shekhar are brothers and also very good friends. The latter is happily engaged to Shobha, while the former has just fallen in love with pretty, young Chandni. But tragedy strikes when Shekhar's plane is shot down in Kashmir. Amit feels it to be his obligation to leave the girl he loves and marry his brother's pregnant fiancée instead. But when, by an unexpected turn, Amit and the now also married Chandni meet again, their love for each other proves to be stronger than their marital vows. Written by gavin@sunny_deol2009@yahoo.com

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Love is faith... and faith is for ever

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Drama | Musical | Romance

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29 July 1981 (India)  »

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Láncolat  »

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Trivia

Amitabh Bachchan and Lata Mangeshkar recorded their portions of "Yeh Kahaan Aa Gaye Hum" separately. Years later, when they were on friendly terms, they expressed their regret at having to do so when they could have gotten to know each other. See more »

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Dekha Ek Khwab
Sung by Kishore Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar
Composed by Shiv Kumar Sharma and Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Lyrics by Javed Akhtar
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A new theme for India when it was released
18 June 2000 | by (CT, USA) – See all my reviews

This movie was billed as a true story when it came out. Even though it is still a masala Bollywood movie, it has some striking resemblences to the life story of the leading ladies and the hero, Amitabh Bachan. In real life Amitabh had an affair with Rekha while married to Jaya Bhaduri. The movie version follows the same script, except adds many secondary characters, such as Sanjeev Kumar as Rekha's husband. Jaya Bhaduri gives a passable performance, while rekha and Amitabh both overact. There are a lot of unnecessary fantasy sequences shot in the Tulip farms in Holland which have no relevance to the rest of the movie. Camera work leaves a lot to be desired. In spite of all this, this movie remains interesting because it dared to treat the theme of extramarital romance when such topics were taboo in Bollywood.


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