After the death of his elder brother, Amit (played by Amitabh) finds out that his late brother’s fiancée, Shobha (played by Jaya Bhaduri), is pregnant. Taking pity on the devastated young woman, he decides to marry her, leaving behind the love of his life, Chandni (played by Rekha).
Chandni later marries a famous doctor. A road accident during which Shobha loses her child and she is taken care of by Chandni’s husband (played Sanjeev Kumar), causes Amit and Chandni to meet again. There begins a new extramarital relationship between the two, through which the story deepens and grows.
This is Silsila (1981) … Yash Chopra’s take on relationships and adultery in a modern 80’s India. A romantic drama .. it is quiet, serious and focused, and is shot beautifully like every other movie made by Yash Chopra.