Silsila Silsila

3 hrs 02 mins


Drama, Romance, Musical,

Amitabh Bachchan Rekha Jaya Bachchan Kulbhushan Kharbanda Sushma Seth Vikas Anand Shashi Kapoor Sanjeev Kumar Sudha Chopra As Dr. V.K. Anand As Amit Malhotra As Chandni As Shobha Malhotra As Sqdr. Leade...

Yash Chopra, Keshav Naidu, Romesh Sharma, Sagar Sarhadi, Kay Gee, Mrs. Preeti Bedi, Atamjit Singh,

Two brothers, Shekar Malhotra and Amit Malhotra, are orphaned at a young age but grow up to attain great success in their respective professions. Their love story gets intertwined when a tragedy befalls them.


I grew up in the US watching Bollywood movies from the 70 and 80s with my Hyderbad-Deccani parents and ‘Silsila’ was one such movie. I was very young when we watched (1981) but my mom and dad and older sisters played its songs for decades to come which would become a big part of my understanding of romantic Hindi movies. I watched this movie again last night at a theatre here in Delhi and I can’t tell you how surprised I was to know the plot of this movie! How crazy of a story. Like that song ‘Holi Hai!’, if I’d’ve known what was really going on in that song, I might not have associated it to the festival, which now I will not. The song is not what you think. And the dialogues are extremely amusing given the plot, so clever and strange, I don’t want to spoil it, so I’m restraining myself, but really, this movie is hands down a must see, especially for all of us who grew up hearing the songs without actually know what the movie is about.