the loyal man who loves me, who supported me for years
never lies to me, doesn’t cheat on me, doesn’t do anything behind my back,
he’s 100% my friend, 100% on my side, accepts my idiosyncrasies,
that’s really attractive to me
~Beauty On A Budget~
Silsila is this 1980’s romantic Hindi movie and I love how everything turns out for the characters by the end of the movie. So if you have yet to see this movie then I suggest you stop right here……. go watch it first because I don’t want to spoil it for you with the information I’ll be sharing about the movie and after you’ve watched it please come back and continue to read on.
Anyway, Dr. V. K. Anand (Sanjeev Kumar) is the type of loyal, supportive, loving man that is healthy for almost every kind of woman. In this movie, Dr. V. K. Anand is married to Chandi (Rekha/Bhanurekha Ganesan) and he absolutely loves her and adores her but then he sadly finds out his wife has started cheating on him with Amit Malhotra (Amitabh Bachchan) who by the way does an amazing performance in this movie.
Prior to Amit and Chandi’s marriages, they knew each other and were madly in love and were about to be married but then something tragic happened. Amit’s brother Shekhar Malhotra (Shashi Kapoor) who was in love with Shobha (Jaya Bachchan) died while serving in the Indian air force and so Amit dutifully marries Shobha (Jaya Bachchan) in order to save her dignity because she was with child/pregnant with Shekhar’s baby. And so Amit married Shobha instead of Chandi and he wrote Chandi a letter telling her to forget about him thereby breaking Chandi’s heart. Then Chandi’s family arranged for her to marry the doctor.
The title of this movie fits this story perfectly as Silsila means a series of events. I really did enjoy watching this movie as it has such an amazing cast and is adorable, romantic and I loved how unexpectedly beautiful things turned out in the end. Although for some reason back in the ’80s this movie failed to be a huge box office draw but after watching it I can’t figure out why not. It was such a good and interesting one worth watching even in 2019.
Many years later in 2019 is the remake of the 1981 movie Silsila into a serial and it’s called Silsila Badalte Rishton Ka. In the serial Ishaan Khanna (Kinsuk Mahajan) is the type of loyal, supportive, loving man that is healthy for almost every kind of woman. He waits patiently for Mauli Malhotra (Aditi Sharma) to truly free herself from her ex-husband Kunal Malhotra (Shaki Arora) who had an affair and fell in love with Mauli’s best friend Nandini (Drashi Dhami) in which they both ran off and got married after Kunal divorced Mauli.
Years later Kunal returns as he shows back up in India with the daughter Pari Malhotra (Arravya Sharma) he had with Nandini and after Nandini dies. Kunal had no idea that Mauli was indeed also pregnant and has a daughter named Mishti Malholtra (Maisha Dixit) who belongs to him, after which he ran off with Nandini.
So both of Kunal’s daughters wind up becoming good friends not knowing at first that they are sisters as they met in the same school. So it’s through the girls that both families wind up crossing paths again. Then later on in the serial Kunal lost his memory and the Malhotra family and Pari do their best to persuade Mauli into moving back into Kunal’s home and that move devastates Ishaan and his mother because Mauli has to pretend to still be married to Kunal in an attempt to help him regain his memory so his health does not deteriorate. Kunal has forgotten that Ishaan and Mauli were a couple planning to be married.
This serial title fits this story perfectly as Silsila Badalte Rishton Ka means a sequence of changing relationships. And so I enjoyed watching this serial so much so that I could not wait until the next day’s show came back on. But in the end, Mauli and Ishaan came together joining as a family, but I didn’t like that their story ended so abruptly. I felt they could have extended it out a bit so you see Mauli and Ishaan’s love story in order for it to be a bit more gratifying to the viewers.
So it was so interesting to have watched both versions and to now compare both. It seems what sticks in the mind is the helplessness the couples felt in the midst of uncontrollable circumstances and how both stories have very different outcomes yet both women, Shobha and Mauli ended up being blessed to be with the most attractive men in that both men displayed amazing decency, care, affection, support, loyalty and love as they both had such beautiful souls. So I did love how both stories ended and can say I truly enjoyed both versions.
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“Silsila Badalte Rishton Ka Title Song”
And just for a bit of gossip about my most favorite stars… it seems there has been a story going around about Rekha and Amitabh being romantically involved from the beginning of their careers. So if you want to know do feel free to check out the link below: