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Sholay (1975)

Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 15 August 1975 (India)
After his family is murdered by a notorious and ruthless bandit, a former police officer enlists the services of two outlaws to capture the bandit.

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Ramlal (as Satyen Kappu)
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Narmalaji (Radha's father)
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Ahmed
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Deepak (as Master Alankar)
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Storyline

Sholay means embers in Hindi. In this particular movie, a Police Officer, who's family was killed by a bandit named Gabbar Singh, decides to fight fire with fire and recruits two convicts, Jai and Veeru to capture Gabbar. He approaches them in jail, puts the proposal in front of them, and they agree to bring in Gabbar Singh alive - for a hefty price. After their discharge from jail, they travel by train to the village where the Police Officer lives - now with only his widowed daughter-in-law. The three band together to fight one of the most elusive and dreaded bandits of all time. Will the two ex-cons be able to bring Gabbar alive to the Police Officer? Written by Calista

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The greatest star cast ever assembled.......The greatest story ever told


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Dev Anand starrer movie 'Warrant' released at the same time as sholey, as dev was a big star nobody was giving chance to sholey to succeed in front of dev's warrant, however once both the movies released warrant suffered losses as nobody was watching it in place of sholey. See more »

Goofs

Upon seeing his family members killed, as he hurries towards the horse, the horse in which he mounts on is black in color and has a white patch at its hoof, whereas the horse which his stunt man rides in the next scene is brown in color, and has no white patch at its hoof. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Jailer: Errr... Thakur sahib?
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Referenced in Nautanki Saala! (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Yeh Dosti
Performed by Kishore Kumar & Manna Dey
Lyrics by Anand Bakshi
Music by Rahul Dev Burman
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one of the greatest Hindi ever made !
4 November 2004 | by See all my reviews

This movie has everything, comedy, action, drama, romance, fun, emotions. Great performance by all the characters. They are remembered even today in 2004 after nearly 30 years of the film release. I heard that this movie is now re-released with remastered sound. wow ! cant' wait to fetch the DVD of this remastered version.

The most impressive role of Gabbar by Amjad Khan was portrayed extremely well.

Its also one the longest movie. Its quite normal for bollywood movies to be 3 hours long. But this one is even longer than this. But certainly ever minute of the movie is enjoyable.

This movie is my all time favorite.


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