Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Actors: Shashi Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bhaduri, Rekha, Sudha Chopra
Director: Yash Chopra
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Musicals & Performing Arts
Plot with many holes
U. Balu | 12/30/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)
"The credit goes some of the writing skills, Rekha's beauty, three of the songs, and the photography. But there are serious holes in the plot. The story is about a man marrying his recently killed Air Force brother's pregnant fiancee and trying to do his duty as husband. His married old flame walks into his life and they have an affair. The story makes the point that it is not possible to live a socially accepted life if one has a double-life. Eventually the man ends the affair and comes home to his pregnant wife and she accepts him. The wife is pregnant? How did that happen if he was so devoted to his old lover and had a loving relationship with her? Of course, many answers can be guessed, but this is a big hole in the plot that defeats the spirit of the story. The whole plot loses credibility with this 'pregnancy' twist.
The 'holi' dance of the lovers and some of the double-meaning dialogues are plain stupid because they are not subtle. The scene in which the wife confronts her husband's lover is written and acted very well. Amithabh Bhachan looks pretty bad and his dancing is no match for Rekha's Bharatanatyam-based highly scientific skills.
The 'pregnancy weapon' came handy for Jaya Bhachan's character not only for getting married, but for saving the marriage, too!"
Taboo Issue in Indian Cinema
Gen Res | US | 12/25/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Silsila was made in 1981 and it has the all star cast - Jaya Bachan, Amitabh Bachan, Rekha and Shammi Kapoor. I rented this movie because the songs were really nice. I had just seen Kabhi Kushi Kabhi Gham a couple of days ago and Jaya Bachan is unrecognizable in this movie.
Amitabh Bachan and Shammi Kapoor are brothers in this movie. There are different love angles in this movie. Basically the movie deals with the issue of adultery which is not talked about openly in India even though it does occur. The movie is 3 hours long but it holds the viewer's attention with the different twists the movie makes. Personally, I didn't agree with some decisions made in the movie, but this movie was still enjoyable overall.