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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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Hariram
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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

Mehbooba song was sampled for the international song "MONEY" by ALI THE SON OF ABDUL from the album YEAR OF THE SATELLITE. See more »

Goofs

When Thakur is chasing Gabbar for the first time, around 88 minutes into the movie, for a brief moment a paved road can be seen. Thakur is supposed to chase Gabbar through rough unpaved terrain. See more »

Quotes

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

Referenced in Shatranj (1993) See more »

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Koi Haseena
Performed by Kishore Kumar
Lyrics by Anand Bakshi
Music by Rahul Dev Burman
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5 January 2004 | by (Austria) – See all my reviews

If you liked "Once upon a time in the west", "The magnificent seven" and "A fistful of dollars", you will love "Sholay". It takes all the good ingredients of a western, spices it with a lot of Indian ingredients and lets it simmer until you get one of the finest "curry" westerns imaginable. Though obviously very much inspired by the "spaghetti" westerns of the late 1960s/early 1970s, this easily surpasses most of the films it's modeled after. A masterpiece.


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