This is an exceptionally evocative tale about love, sacrifice, temptation and redemption. Shobha (Bhaduri) is in love with the air force officer Shekhar (Kapoor). Shekhar’s younger brother Amit (Bachchan) writes poetry, dreams and woos Chandni (Rekha). Shekhar dies in the war, leaving Shobha pregnant. Amit sacrifices his love for Chandni to marry Shobha and save her reputation.
Chandni marries a doctor (Kumar) in the town where Amit and Shobha live. The ex-lovers meet in an accident in which Shobha loses her baby. Amit and Chandni have an affair while their marital partners suffer in silence. The lovers elope after a highly stylised confrontation between the two women (the two rivals standing back to back). Will temptation triumph the sanctity of marriage?
Did you know?
The song "Neela Aasman" is actually based on a tune that Shammi Kapoor and Amitabh Bachchan composed together while shooting for Zameer (1975). During the making of Silsila (1981), Amitabh Bachchan called Shammi Kapoor to ask permission to use the tune. Shammi Kapoor had totally forgotten about it, and when reminded, he happily said: "Go ahead! Do whatever you want to with it!". Read More