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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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Imaam Saheb
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Ramlal (as Satyen Kappu)
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Narmalaji (Radha's father)
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Mausie (as Leela Misra)
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Jailer assigned to bring Veeru & Jaidev
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Hariram
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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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"Gabbar Singh" character was so famous that Britannia Biscuits made a commercial with Amjad Khan eating Biscuits. This was the first time that a villain character was used by a company to publicize its products. The advertisement was an instant hit in children and the sales doubled. See more »

Goofs

The movie supposedly takes place somewhere in north India. In the first song, "Ye Dosti...." a roadside banner is seen written in Kannada, which is followed only in Karnataka in south India. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Jailer: Errr... Thakur sahib?
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Connections

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Jab Tak Hain Jaan
Performed by Lata Mangeshkar
Lyrics by Anand Bakshi
Music by Rahul Dev Burman
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Great Movie... Everyone should have seen this movie at least one time !
4 November 2005 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

Great Movie... Everyone should have seen this movie at least one time ! I bought this movie on DVD now, although I am not a big fan of elder films... i love this film, and especially the dialogs of GB ! For all Amitabh fans its a must have movie ! The whole story is really good and the movie has a flair of an American western. Even the sound of Sholay and the atmosphere which is given to the watcher are one of the best i have seen in Bollywood. I have heard, there will be a remake of this film, but I think it could not be as good as the original Sholay. All because of the actors like Amjad Khan who was born for this role. This film is one of bollywood's best movies ever.


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