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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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Sanjeev Kumar ...
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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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Initially, 'Dharmendra' was keen to play the role of Thakur Baldev Singh. He eventually relented when the director informed him that Sanjeev Kumar would play Veeru if that happened, and would get the heroine. Sanjeev Kumar had just then proposed marriage to Hema Malini. Dharmendra was in love with her and quickly went back to the role of Veeru. 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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[first lines]
Jailer: Errr... Thakur sahib?
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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 (Los Angeles) – 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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