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Director  Yash Chopra
Release date  July 29, 1981 (India)
Country  India
7.6/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama, Musical, Romance
Duration  
Language  Hindi
Silsila (film) movie poster
Release date  29 July 1981 (1981-07-29)
Writer  Mrs. Preeti Bedi (story), Yash Chopra (screenplay), Sagar Sarhadi (screenplay), Romesh Sharma (dialogue director)
Screenplay  Yash Chopra, Sagar Sarhadi, Romesh Sharma
Music director  Shiv-Hari, Shivkumar Sharma, Hariprasad Chaurasia
Songs  Dehka Ek Khawab
Cast  Shashi Kapoor (Sqdr. Leader Shekhar Malhotra), Amitabh Bachchan (Amit Malhotra), Jaya Bachchan (Shobha Malhotra), Rekha (Chandni), Sudha Chopra (Shobha's Mom), Kulbhushan Kharbanda (Inspector Kulbhushan)
Tagline  Love is faith... and faith is for ever

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Silsila (Series Of Events) is a 1981 Indian Bollywood Hindi romantic drama film directed by Yash Chopra. The film stars Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, Rekha and Sanjeev Kumar. Kulbhushan Kharbanda and Shashi Kapoor make a special appearance in the film. The movie is said to be loosely inspired by the alleged real-life love triangle of its three stars, Amitabh-Jaya-Rekha, the most talked about love affair back then. On his last birthday, Yash Chopra revealed that he originally wanted to cast Parveen Babi and Smita Patil opposite Bachchan, but after consulting him, he chose to cast Jaya Bachchan and Rekha in their respective roles.

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Silsila (film) movie scenes

This was the last film to feature Rekha with Amitabh Bachchan, putting an end to this popular on-screen pair and their rumored off-screen affair. This was also the last time to feature Amitabh Bachchan with Jaya Bachchan until they appeared together on screen 20 years later in Karan Johar's Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham... (2001). The film did only average business at the box office, faring much below expectations. Since its release, however, the film has gained a strong cult following and is today considered a classic in its treatment of the themes of abandonment and familial responsibility. Producer Yash Chopra considered this film and Lamhe as his favourites. The movie's soundtrack became a "super-hit" upon the release of the film and continues to be as popular.

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Plot

Silsila film Wikipedia

Orphaned at very young age, brothers Shekhar Malhotra (Shashi Kapoor) and Amit Malhotra (Amitabh Bachchan) lead independent lives. Shekhar is a Squadron Leader with the Indian Air Force, and Amit is an emerging writer. Shekhar has fallen in love with the lovely Shobha (Jaya Bachchan), while Amit seeks to woo the attractive Chandni (Rekha). Amit finds professional success as a playwright in Delhi, enjoying a successful launch into the circles of Delhi's intellectual elite. Amit's passion and dedication to his craft wins Chandni's affections for Amit, and they share a brief, blissful period of courtship.

Happening Hindi Film DVD with English Subtitles Silsila

Chandni's parents prepare to arrange her wedding to Amit. Both Shekhar and Amit plan to marry at the same time, but Shekhar is killed in air combat against PAF, leaving a pregnant Shobha behind. Taking pity on Shobha, Amit marries her and writes to Chandni to forget him. This news breaks Chandni's heart. She goes on to marry Dr. V.K. Anand (Sanjeev Kumar), who is in love with her.

Dekha Ek Khwab Full Song Silsila Amitabh Bachchan Rekha

Tragedy strikes once more, and Shobha loses her child in a car accident. With no child to bind them together, Amit and Shobha drift apart. Amit runs into Chandni and they secretly rekindle their romance. They meet on the sly until a fateful night when Chandni accidentally hits a passerby on the way home from a tryst with Amit. The police get involved but Amit manages to hush the matter up. But the secrecy of the affair is endangered by the fact that the police inspector in charge of investigating the accident is Shobha's cousin (played by Kulbhushan Kharbanda), who is determined to expose Amit's affair with Chandni. Soon Amit decides that he can no longer continue his loveless marriage to Shobha and wishes to reconcile with Chandni. This news shatters Shobha - who had long known of Amit's affair - but she does not lose hope. She believes that if her love is true he will return to her. Similarly, Chandni's husband Dr. Anand is aware of and devastated by Chandni's infidelity. Dr. Anand leaves on a business trip, assuring Chandni he will be back soon, hopeful that she will be there when he returns. Amit and Chandni leave town to start a new life elsewhere, but tragedy strikes. Chandni's husband Dr. Anand's plane crashes, causing the lovers to rush to the wreckage site visible to them from the overhead helicopter they are making their escape in. Rushing into the fray to save Dr. Anand, Amit is confronted by Shobha, who in a moment of turmoil reveals that she is expecting his child. When Dr. Anand is rescued from the wreckage Chandni realises her love for her husband. The film ends with a song depicting Amit and Shobha living happily in marriage and an end title saying, "Love is faith and faith is forever".

Cast

Song Dekha Ek Khwaab Film Silsila 1981 with Sinhala subtitles
  • Amitabh Bachchan as Amit Malhotra
  • Jaya Bachchan as Shobha Malhotra
  • Rekha as Chandni
  • Sanjeev Kumar as Dr. V. K. Anand
  • Shashi Kapoor as Sqdr. Leader Shekhar Malhotra
  • Kulbhushan Kharbanda as Inspector Kulbhushan
  • Sudha Chopra as Shobha's mother
  • Sushma Seth as Actress
  • Music

    Neela Aasman So Gaya Part 1 Silsila 1981 Amitabh Bachchan

    The music for the film was composed by Shiv-Hari, and the lyrics were written by Javed Akhtar. The song "Rang Barse Bhige Chunar Wali" is said to be one of India's best known folk songs. Its lyrics were by poet Harivansh Rai Bachchan. The song "Dekha Ek Khwaab" was shot in the Keukenhof tulip gardens in The Netherlands and some parts in Pahalgam. According to music expert Rajesh Subramanian the tune of 'Neela Aasman So Gaya' was actually composed by Shammi Kapoor. Kapoor made Bachchan hear it on the sets of Zameer. Bachchan suggested it to Yash Chopra and the latter incorporated it in Silsila.

    Box office

    Silsila Movie Shayari

    Silsila did do very well at the box office, grossing just 700 million (US$11 million), but since has achieved a cult status among Indian audiences. In an 1996 interview, director Chopra's wife Pamela Chopra commented on the financial disappointment calling the film a "tad bit extra different".

    Awards and nominations

    29th Filmfare Awards

    Nominations

  • Best Film - Yash Chopra
  • Best Director - Yash Chopra
  • Best Actor - Amitabh Bachchan
  • Best Actress - Jaya Bachchan
  • Best Supporting Actor - Sanjeev Kumar
  • Best Supporting Actress - Rekha
  • Best Music - Shiv-Hari
  • Best Male Playback Singer - Kishore Kumar - "Dekha Ek Khwaab"
  • Best Lyricist - Javed Akhtar - "Dekha Ek Khwaab"
  • Best Cinematographer - Kay Gee
  • References

    Silsila (film) Wikipedia
    Silsila (film) IMDb Silsila (film) themoviedb.org


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