Yash Chopra silsila was billed as a true story when it came out.Even though it is still a masala Bollywood movie, it has some striking resemblences to the life story of the leading ladies and the hero, Amitabh Bachan.In real life Amitabh had an affair with Rekha while married to Jaya Bhaduri.The movie version follows the same script, except adds many secondary characters, such as Sanjeev Kumar as Rekha’s husband.
Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, Rekha
Although orphaned at very young ages, Shekhar(Shashi Kapoor) and Amit Malhotra(Amitabh Bachchan) are survivors and lead independent lives with Shekhar being a Squadron Leader with the Indian Air Force, and Amit a struggling writer.Amit Malhotra has fallen madly in love with Chandni (Rekha) and plans to marry her.He and his brother, fighter pilot Shekhar plan a double wedding:Amit to Chandni, and Shekhar to his patient fiancee Shobha (Jaya Bachchan).
But fate has something much worse in store for them when Shekhar is killed in a plane crash, leaving behind a pregnant and devastated Shobha.Taking pity on Shobha’s plight, Amit marries her out of a sense of love and duty toward his brother’s memory and writes to Chandni to forget him.This news breaks Chandni’s heart, and she goes on to marry Dr. V.K. Anand, who is very much in love with her.
Tragedy strikes once more, and Shobha loses her child in a car accident.With no child to tie them together, both drift apart, Amit meets Chandni they begin a steamy, clandestine affair, but both their marriages crumble as the secret becomes increasingly difficult to keep.
Video Source: DVD