After his family is murdered by a notorious and ruthless bandit, a former police officer enlists the services of two outlaws to capture him.

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Amjad Khan ...
A.K. Hangal ...
Imaam Saheb
Satyendra Kapoor ...
Ramlal (as Satyen Kappu)
Iftekhar ...
Narmalaji (Radha's father)
Leela Mishra ...
Mausie (as Leela Misra)
Vikas Anand ...
Jailer assigned to bring Veeru & Jaidev
Mac Mohan ...
Keshto Mukherjee ...
Hariram
Sachin ...
Ahmed
Alankar Joshi ...
Deepak (as Master Alankar)
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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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Jagdeep's role of Soorma Bhopali was added once the film was completed. Salim Javed were very persistent the character of Soorma Bhopali be added in the film. They approaching Jagdeep and he refused. The first reason was the film was already completed and they did not consider him for Asrani's jailer role. The second reason was the producer G.P. still owed Jagdeep money from the film Bhramchari. Initially Salim Javed wanted Pran for the role. But they feared his Punjabi accent would be to heavy and the role would not suit him. Finally Jagdeep agreed with the agreement they would pay him his full market price for the small role. See more »

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In the song "Koi Haseena" when Veeru does wheeling on his cycle, we see a man's hand and head while holding front wheel. See more »

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Jailer: Errr... Thakur sahib?
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Sholay Title Theme
Music by Rahul Dev Burman
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Plain Excellent
17 March 2006 | by (Brussels, Belgium) – See all my reviews

This movie is just the best movie i have seen. (I have watched around 570 movies) (Its my favorite movie).It has all the elements that a good movie must have:

Excellent Dialogues.

Excellent Music.

Excellent Acting. (Even the extra's where excellent)

Excellent Story/Plot.

Good Songs.

And it has much genres, who are handled very well in this movie: Action/Comedy/Romance/Drama/Adventure/Thriller (not really, but a kind of Thriller)/Musical/Crime. Each word of this movie is excellent. I think it has the greatest story ever! I was hurted when i came to know that Mr. Ram Gopal Varma is remaking this classic... Despite becoming the most successful film of its time, it failed to win any major popular or critics awards. The lone Filmfare award it got went to M.S. Shinde for Best editing. The plot is about a retired police officer Thakur (Sanjeev Kumar) who hires two convicts Veeru and Jai (Dharmendra and Amitabh Bachchan) to capture Gabbar Singh (a Dacoit) who had killed the cop's entire family (except the cop and his daughter-in-law).

Who has not seen this movie, try it once, you will love it. *****


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