Silsila (1981)

 ●  Hindi ● 3 hrs 3 mins

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Amit sacrifices his love and gets married to his deceased brother's pregnant fiancee. However, when fate brings him face-to-face with his former flame, he decides to give in to his desires.

Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, Shashi Kapoor

Crew: Yash Chopra (Director), Raju Kaygee (Director of Photography), Hariprasad Chaurasia (Music Director), Shiv Kumar Sharma (Music Director)

Rating: U (India)

Genres: Drama, Romance

Release Dates: 29 Jul 1981 (India)

Tagline: Love is faith... and faith is for ever

Hindi Name: सिलसिला

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as Amit Malhotra
as Shobha Malhotra
as Sqdr. Leader Shekhar Malhotra
as Vidyarthi
as Inspector Kulbhushan
as Chandni
as Dr. V.K. Anand
as Shobha's mom
as Actress




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Feature Film
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2.35 : 1
Love is faith... and faith is for ever
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.