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Sholay (1975)

Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 15 August 1975 (India)
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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 the bandit.

Director:

Ramesh Sippy

Writers:

Javed Akhtar (as Salim-Javed), Salim Khan (as Salim-Javed)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sanjeev Kumar ... Thakur Baldev Singh
Dharmendra ... Veeru
Amitabh Bachchan ... Jai
Amjad Khan ... Gabbar Singh
Hema Malini ... Basanti
Jaya Bachchan ... Radha (as Jaya Bhaduri)
A.K. Hangal ... Imaam Saheb
Satyendra Kapoor ... Ramlal (as Satyen Kappu)
Iftekhar ... Narmalaji (Radha's father)
Leela Mishra ... Mausie (as Leela Misra)
Mac Mohan ... Sambha
Sachin Pilgaonkar ... Ahmed
Asrani ... Jailor
Viju Khote ... Kaalia
Major Anand ... Bandit murdered Gabbar for cowardice
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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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The greatest star cast ever assembled.......The greatest story ever told


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Trivia

Yeh Dosti Hum Nahin Todenge (Happy)..The whistling in this song was by R.D. Burman's long-time assistant Manohari Singh.. See more »

Goofs

In the fight scene after the Holi song, the two dacoits who are shot dead by Veeru and fall of their horse are seen in the next scene still on their horse and again shot to death by Veeru. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Jailer: Errr... Thakur sahib?
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Alternate Versions

It was released in cinemas in a matted 2.35:1 ratio from the original 4:3 print. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Billa No. 786 (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Jab Tak Hain Jaan
Performed by Lata Mangeshkar
Lyrics by Anand Bakshi
Music by Rahul Dev Burman
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Plain Excellent
17 March 2006 | by KIng-SIngHSee all my reviews

This movie is just the best movie i have seen. (I have watched around 570 movies) (Its my favorite movie).It has all the elements that a good movie must have:

Excellent Dialogues.

Excellent Music.

Excellent Acting. (Even the extra's where excellent)

Excellent Story/Plot.

Good Songs.

And it has much genres, who are handled very well in this movie: Action/Comedy/Romance/Drama/Adventure/Thriller (not really, but a kind of Thriller)/Musical/Crime. Each word of this movie is excellent. I think it has the greatest story ever! I was hurted when i came to know that Mr. Ram Gopal Varma is remaking this classic... Despite becoming the most successful film of its time, it failed to win any major popular or critics awards. The lone Filmfare award it got went to M.S. Shinde for Best editing. The plot is about a retired police officer Thakur (Sanjeev Kumar) who hires two convicts Veeru and Jai (Dharmendra and Amitabh Bachchan) to capture Gabbar Singh (a Dacoit) who had killed the cop's entire family (except the cop and his daughter-in-law).

Who has not seen this movie, try it once, you will love it. *****


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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

15 August 1975 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Sholay See more »

Filming Locations:

Bangalore, Karnataka, India See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

NH Studioz, Sippy Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (director's cut) | (rough cut)

Sound Mix:

70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints)| Mono (35 mm prints)| Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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