Silsila is the only movie where Shashi Kapoor plays an elder brother to Big B.
Iconic filmmaker Yash Chopra considered this movie to be amongst his all-time favourites.
There were several cast changes for this movie. The original star cast was Amitabh Bachchan, Padmini Kolhapure and Parveen Babi. Then Smita Patil replaced Padmini Kolhapure before finalising with Jaya Bhaduri and Rekha, who had been recommended by Amitabh Bachchan.
Amitabh Bachchan was deeply involved with the music of this film. This resulted in the Holi song "Rang Barse", which was sung by Amitabh Bachchan and composed by his father Harivansh Rai Bachchan.
This is the only movie in which Shashi Kapoor is the Elder brother of Amitabh Bachchan. All their other movies in which they are brothers, Amitabh Bachchan is the elder one.
This was the last movie of Amitabh Bachchan and Rekha. As of 2009, they have not been paired, possibly because of their controversial affair in the late 70s/early 80s.
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