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Silsila (1981)

Not Rated | | Drama, Family, Romance | 14 August 1981 (India)
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SILSILA is a love story, thwarted by society's demands, which reappears as adultery but can it survive in the face of society?

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Amit Malhotra
... Sqdr. Leader Shekhar Malhotra
... Shobha Malhotra (as Jaya Bachchan)
... Chandni
... Dr. V.K. Anand
Sudha Chopra ... Shobha's mom
... Actress
Ravi Dubey
Sharmila Roy Chowdhry ... (as Sharmila Roy Chowdhary)
Ranvir Raj ... (as Ranbir Raj)
Shyam Arora
Raj Bharti
Gauri Shanker ... (as Mrs. Gauri Shankar)
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Storyline

Amit (Amitabh Bachchan) a poet decides to bury his past life along with his love for Chandni (Rekha) when he meets Shobha (Jaya Bachchan). Shobha's life has come to a standstill after her fiancé and Amit's brother Shekhar (Shashi Kapoor) dies in a plane crash. Amit had only come to mourn the death of his brother with Shobha but ends up sacrificing his own love and life in an attempt to give Shobha a new lease of life. When fate brings Amit and Chandni face to face again, both are married to different people - but neither can ignore their feelings for each other. SILSILA is a story, thwarted by society's demands, which reappear as adultery but can it survive in the face of society? Written by Official Source

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Love is faith... and faith is for ever

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Drama | Family | Romance

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Yash Raj Films

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14 August 1981 (India)  »

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Láncolat  »

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All the songs in this film are excellent, but a very good song khudse kiya vaada....sung by Yash Chopra's wife, Mrs.Pamela Chopra was missing from the film and is very good song and Pamela Chopra sang only for Yash Chopra's films. See more »

Quotes

Sqdr. Leader Shekhar Malhotra: [to Shobha] When I fly, I feel like a king! And you, my queen, are the only woman in my heart.
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Neela Aasman
(Part 2)
Sung by Lata Mangeshkar
Composed by Shiv Kumar Sharma and Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Lyrics by Javed Akhtar
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not good to watch second time
24 February 2008 | by See all my reviews

I've been dreaming of watching Silsila since 1981 and recently it has come true. I read an annotation in CineBlitz and Yash Chopra's interview in one of the Russian newspapers and thus expected to see something outstanding. Unfortunately I was disappointed at the plot. Shobha turned out to be a 100% selfish person. Amit was striving for his happiness and love but did not have enough strength and courage to win. Chandni was tearing apart yet she made her choice however Amit betrayed her again... Yash Chopra challenged moral principles speaking about adultery but even here those principles (or maybe stereotypes??) were not broken. How happy Amit and Chandni were when dancing at the festival! Do they not deserve to be together? I think they do. And remember the last words of Amit that he has burned his love and that Shobha is his wife and he is her husband. Looks like there is no parallel between love and marriage. And that is sad. However I got a pleasure from watching the movie. Nice actors and tears-provoking acting but not good to watch second time due to the above said.


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