|Directed by||Khalid Mohamed|
|Produced by||Vashu Bhagnani|
|Narrated by||Shah Rukh Khan|
|Distributed by||Zee Motion Pictures (India)|
Eros International (Overseas)
Silsiilay (English: Chains) is a 2005 Indian Hindi-language romance film written and directed by Khalid Mohammed. The film stars Tabu, Bhumika Chawla, Riya Sen, 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.
- Bhumika Chawla as Zia Katyal
- Rahul Bose as Neel Kashyap
- Divya Dutta as Diya Katyal
- Priya Badlani as Nandita
- Aamir Ali as a Bollywood actor
- Tabu as Rehana Ahmed Bhoy, Ziya's fan
- Riya Sen as Anushka Verma
- Jimmy Sheirgill as Tarun Ahuja
- Ashmit Patel as Nikhil Rai
- Anita Hassanandani as Piya Mahajan
- Tabu as Rehana Ahmed Bhoy
- Kay Kay Menon as Anwar Ahmed Bhoy
- Celina Jaitly as Preeti
- Karan Panthaky as Inayat Ahmed Bhoy (Anwar's son from his first wife)
- Priya Badlani as Nandita (Preeti's friend)
- Shah Rukh Khan as the Sutradhaar (Narrator)
- Dolly Bindra as Ziya's fan / Woman at the beach / Sheetal
- Rakesh Bedi as Harry (Nandita's uncle) / Anushka's boss
|Soundtrack album by|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
|Label||Venus Records & Tapes|
|Himesh Reshammiya chronology|
|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|
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." Sukanya Verma of Rediff.com 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."
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- "Silsiilay: Women's lib, anyone?". www.rediff.com. Archived from the original on 28 October 2022. Retrieved 28 October 2022.