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Sholay (1975)

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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Sanjeev Kumar ...
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Jai
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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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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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Trivia

Although it is universally agreed that Sambha has only one line of dialogue in Sholay, he does speak at least once more. When Ahmed is riding away from Ramgarh, Gabbar's goons are seen playing a game of cards. Sambha says, 'Chal be Junga, chidi ki rani hai' to which one of the other goons replies, 'Chidi ki rani toh thik hai Sambha, woh dekh chidi ka gulam aa raha hai.' See more »

Goofs

In the song "Yeh Dosti", there's a moment when the side attachment of the bike lifts after a bouncing off a small heap. Veeru is sitting on the side attachment, while Jai is riding the bike. In the next scene, shot from the behind, there's no one sitting there. Only Jai's stuntman is riding the bike. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Jailer: Errr... Thakur sahib?
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Featured in The 100 Greatest Musicals (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Holi Ke Din
Performed by Kishore Kumar & Lata Mangeshkar
Lyrics by Anand Bakshi
Music by Rahul Dev Burman
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SHOLAY..........the name says it all(BEST Hindi MOVIE EVER)
3 December 2006 | by (Mumbai,India) – See all my reviews

I am shocked seeing that the IMDb ratings for this classic is just 6.6. Why? Because the movie is strongly influenced from the Westerns? or It it isn't entertaining enough?

The 2nd cant be true because the movie had everything: strong script strong direction excellent characters and performances good action,comedy,romance,friendship,etc

If the 1st is true then i feel sorry for the viewers because being influenced is not being copied.Besides there would remain only like 50-60 original scripts if counted correctly.

I cannot find a single flaw in the movie which is my personal thinking and as it would be of true Hindi cinema fans.

So people please judge the movie on its merits and not on something which is totally baseless.

RATING:- *****/*****


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