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Directed byKhalid Mohamed
Produced byVashu Bhagnani
Bhumika Chawla
Riya Sen
Ashmit Patel
Jimmy Sheirgill
Celina Jaitly
Narrated byShah Rukh Khan
CinematographySantosh Sivan
Music bySongs:
Himesh Reshammiya
Background Score:
Monty Sharma
Distributed byZee Motion Pictures (India)
Eros International (Overseas)
Release date
  • 17 June 2005 (2005-06-17)
Running time
132 minutes

Silsiilay (English: Chains) is a 2005 Indian Hindi-language romance film written and directed by Khalid Mohammed.[1] The film stars Tabu, Bhumika Chawla, Riya Sen,[2] Celina Jaitly, Anita Hassanandani, Divya Dutta, Rahul Bose, Jimmy Sheirgill, Ashmit Patel and Kay Kay Menon, while an extended appearance is played by Shah Rukh Khan. It was released on 17 June 2005.


The film revolves around the story of three women.

Zia, who is a fast-rising Bollywood actress, whose live-in relationship is about to break up with the man who has groomed her for a film career, Neel. She wants a child with him but he does not want any responsibilities. Soon he moves on and finds another girlfriend.

Anushka is a telephone receptionist who longs to discover tenderness in her relationship with a wealthy suitor Nikhil. Meanwhile, her office colleague, Tarun, loves her silently. The working girl must decide between the two in a romantic finale that has a twist in the tale. Natassha features in a role that has a big impact. The three stories are weaved into a composite picture, with the women coming together in an act of solidarity.

Rehana is a housewife who must confront the fact that her husband Anwar is being unfaithful to her with an air hostess, Preeti.


Story 1

Story 2

Story 3

Other casts


Soundtrack album by
GenreFeature film soundtrack
LabelVenus Records & Tapes
Himesh Reshammiya chronology
Maine Pyar Kyun Kiya?

Music by Himesh Reshammiya and lyrics by Sameer.[3]

# Title Singer(s)
1 "Ban Jaiye" Kunal Ganjawala, Alka Yagnik
2 "Ahista Ahista" Sonu Nigam, Shreya Ghoshal, Jayesh Gandhi
3 "Meri Chandi Tu" (Dum Mast Kalander) Kailash Kher, Sunidhi Chauhan, Suzanne D'Mello
4 "Meri Jaan" Kunal Ganjawala, Sadhana Sargam
5 "Jab Jab Dil Mile" Sonu Nigam, Jayesh Gandhi
6 "Tere Liye Mere" Jolly Mukherjee, Alisha Chinai, Jayesh Gandhi
7 "Belibaas Karde" Sunidhi Chauhan, Jayesh Gandhi

Critical reception[edit]

Taran Adarsh of Bollywood Hungama gave the film 1.5 stars out of 5, saying "Silsilay is more of an experiment that caters to a very small segment of moviegoers. At the box-office, the film holds no appeal for an ordinary cinegoer."[4] Sukanya Verma of wrote "Among the three stories, the first is clever, the second is predictable and the third is emotional. The climax is dealt in a disappointing manner. The film could have ended earlier, instead it stretches unnecessarily for seven or eight minutes."[5]


  1. ^ Bureau, rediff Entertainment. "Big B still charming the ladies". Rediff. Archived from the original on 28 October 2022. Retrieved 28 October 2022.
  2. ^ "More than oomph". Archived from the original on 21 November 2006.
  3. ^ "The music of Silsilay? Yawn!". Archived from the original on 28 October 2022. Retrieved 28 October 2022.
  4. ^ "Silsilay: Movie Review". Bollywood Hungama. 17 June 2005. Archived from the original on 4 September 2008.
  5. ^ "Silsiilay: Women's lib, anyone?". Archived from the original on 28 October 2022. Retrieved 28 October 2022.

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