Sholay (1975) Poster



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Version of 

Remade as 

Dost Dushman (1977)
the title is a remake of a previous title
Gabbar Singh (2008)
Bhojpuri language remake


Soorma Bhopali (1988)
Soorma Bhopali character was played by Jagdeep in Sholay.


Seven Samurai (1954)
Companeros (1970)

Referenced in 

Ladies Tailor (1981)
mentioned by Amjad Khan
Naukar Biwi Ka (1983)
Deepu made references to this movie as a Dharmendra starrer films
Masoom (1983)
Suri's son Babbu quotes the dialogue from this movie to impress a film-maker at a party.
Tere Mere Beech Mein (1984)
Amjad Khan and Viju Khote re-enact their scene from "Sholay" as Gabbar and Kaalia respectively.
Saaheb (1985)
Deven Verma tells that he wrote the script of Sholay
Lover Boy (1985)
character referred to this movie as how hero woo their heroine with songs
Patton Ki Bazi (1986)
Dilip explained how Amjad Khan got beatup by Dharmendra in this movie
Khooni Murdaa (1989)
KLPD made references to this movie after an explosion
Shatranj (1993)
character talking about films
Hum Aapke Hain Koun...! (1994)
One of the characters reenacts Veeru's "suicide" scene, pretending to be drunk and calling out to Basanti.
Eena Meena Deeka (1994)
reference made to this movie and it's character "Gabbar Singh"
Main Khiladi Tu Anari (1994)
Deepak Kumar referred to beating the box office records of this movie.
Ikke Pe Ikka (1994)
Three brothers refers to make a action pack film which would beat this film records.
Andaz Apna Apna (1994)
There are numerous references such as when a character asks Salman Khan's character, "Have you seen Sholay?", he says he's seen it 10 times. Amar (Aamir Khan) says that Prem's father has written it, which is a fact. Salman Khan's father Salim Khan co-wrote Sholay with Javed Akhtar. They were then called Salim-Javed
China Gate (1998)
Mela (2000)
Jodi No.1 (2001)
Govinda and Sanjay Dutt call themselves Veeru and Jai, which are the names of Sholay's lead characters.
Pran Jaaye Par Shaan Na Jaaye (2003)
Referenced in some dialogues. Also it is spoofed in some scenes
Jhankaar Beats (2003)
Several references to the film (trivia, songs, dialogues) made by Rahul Bose and Sanjay Suri, who play huge fans of the film
Boys (2003)
A guy says to Bharath that the last English film he saw was Sholay.
Main Hoon Na (2004)
Main, Meri Patni... Aur Woh! (2005)
Mithilesh mentions he's seen the film
Bluffmaster! (2005)
Dittu talks about Jay and Veeru to Roy
Vaah! Life Ho Toh Aisi! (2005)
When Adi is walking and holding a belt it is like the same scene played by Gabbar Singh and a kid says line from this movie in the scene
Taxi No. 9 2 11: Nau Do Gyarah (2006)
There are dialogues which refer to the characters in Sholay
Dhoom 2 (2006)
The song Yeh Dosti plays in the background
Jhoom Barabar Jhoom (2007)
The sidecar scene
Dhamaal (2007)
Adi attempts to escape Inspector Kabir by throwing dust at him, same as in this movie. It doesn't work, as another character points out.
Johnny Gaddaar (2007)
Dostana (2008)
Sam mentions about Gabbar Singh in of the lines.
Luck by Chance (2009)
Macmohan references dialogue from film
Arya 2 (2009)
characters sing "Yeh Dosti" while riding a bicycle, the song is later heard in the background when they wave goodbye
3 Idiots (2009)
Farhan says 'Viru, Jai aa gaya hai'.
Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge? (2010)
Paresh Raval keep asking Kalia 'Kitne aadmi the?'
LSD: Love, Sex Aur Dhokha (2010)
The line "Tumhara naam kya hai Sonal?" is a reference to Sholay's famous line "Tumhara naam kya hai Basanti?"
Darling (2010)
famous "Yeh Dosti" song plays in the background when friendship is mentioned
Mere Brother Ki Dulhan (2011)
While welcoming home Imran, his mother asks 'Kitne Aadmi The?'
Rockstar (2011)
Jordan mimics Veeru, one of the principal characters in 'Sholay' played by Dharmendra, mocking anger at Heer's desire to dance at seedy discotheques in front of other lustful men.
Gabbar Singh (2012)
Pawan Kalyan refers himself as the famous antagonist Gabbar Singh.
Rowdy Rathore (2012)
Poster is seen in the song Chinta Chinta
Cocktail (2012)
Gautam (Saif Ali Khan) repeatedly refers to Veronica (Deepika Padukone) as 'Veeru Paaji'.
Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum (2012)
There is a reference to a character
Mumbai Mirror (2013)
Poster shown in the first song
Chashme Baddoor (2013)
Siddharth mentions it throughout
Nautanki Saala! (2013)
The movie title is derived from one the dialogs from Sholay!
Touring Talkies (2013)
Jai viru poster is visible in truck
Shootout at Wadala (2013)
Characters are compared to the film
Bombay Talkies (2013)
A poster is used
Yamla Pagla Deewana 2 (2013)
Dharmendra says Gabar Singh's words "Kitne Admi The" and Dharmendra sits on a motor cycle as he did in Sholay, but this time with an ape.
Policegiri (2013)
The film is mentioned many times
Thalaivaa (2013)
Poster is seen at riot scene
War Chhod Na Yaar (2013)
Song from the movie is sung during antakshri also surma bhopali charctor is from sholey
Bullett Raja (2013)
film title brought up in conversation
Main Tera Hero (2014)
Sholey scene of shoting is spoffed
Bhoothnath Returns (2014)
Basanti Gabbar are mentioned in Dharavi rap
Gangster (2014)
Movie is playing on cinema
Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania (2014)
Shaunty thinks Prof. Shastri looks like Thakur from "Sholay" but Poplu thinks he looks more like Basanti.
Hemalkasa (2014)
Dialogue from this film is heard on radio.
Gabbar is Back (2015)
Aditya's character, Gabbar, has a direct reference to this movie's villain of the same name.
Adi Kapyare Kootamani (2015)
Poster is pasted on the walls of Bhanu's room.
Aaj Ki Raat Hai Zindagi: Episode #1.13 (2016) (TV Episode)
Amitabh and Dharmendra do a rendition on stage of the Yeh Dosti Song

Featured in 

Rita, Sue and Bob Too (1987)
"Aa Jab Tak Hai Jaan" dance scene
Angaar (1992)
movie played in the theatre
Bollywood for Beginners (2002) (TV Short)
The 100 Greatest Musicals (2003) (TV Movie)
Akale (2004)
In a scene Neil watches Sholay in a theatre
Hooray for Bollywood (2013) (TV Movie)
Clips seen and discussed
Entertainment (2014)
Akshay watches the film with dogs.
Bollywood and Beyond: A Century of Indian Cinema (2015) (TV Movie)
Clips seen and discussed
Dilwale (2015)
Features a scene from the film.


Spoofed in 

Bollywood Bound (2002)
imitates dialogues and changes some words
Duplicate Sholay (2002)
Funny remake of the original movie
Return of Hanuman (2007)
The introduction scene of Gabbar Singh is spoofed
Dhoondte Reh Jaoge (2009)
The movie within a movie spoofs the hit Indian film
Ready (2011)
"Character Dheela" song spoofs the scene of Basanti dancing for chained Veeru.
Besharam (2013)
Ranbhir uses a trick fm that film

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