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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Veeru
... Thakur Baldev Singh
... Basanti
... Jai
... Radha
... Gabbar Singh
... Imaam Saheb
... Ramlal (as Satyen Kappu)
... Narmalaji (Radha's father)
... Mausie (as Leela Misra)
... Jailer assigned to bring Veeru & Jaidev
... Sambha
... Hariram
... Ahmed
... 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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The flamboyant Shatrughan Sinha was initially cast for the role of Jai, but Amitabh Bachchan convinced the producers that he was suitable for the role. 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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Referenced in Andaz Apna Apna (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Yeh Dosti
(Sad Version)
Performed by Kishore Kumar
Lyrics by Anand Bakshi
Music by Rahul Dev Burman
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Everybody knows this is the Best Bollywood film ever made
8 June 2006 | by See all my reviews

Everybody knows this is the Best Bollywood film ever made. I am surprised that this films rating in IMDb is not 10 /10 that it deserves. If you ask any Bollywood genius about this movie, they will tell you its the Best film of all time. Its no. 1 in the top 100 Best Bollywood Movies Stardust magazine. This movie had all the elements to make a great movie. Great Acting, Great Dialouges, Great music, Violence, comedy, Romance, Emotions and Relationships (Friendship). It stars Bollywood's Greatest ever actor Amitabh Bchchan in a Powerhouse performance. Dharmendra in his Best film that I've seen. Hema Malini is fantastic as the in famous fast talking Basanti. Jaya Bachchan is superb as the quiet widow. Amjad Khan steals the show as the legendary famous Villain Gabbar Singh. The other cast have done a decent job. This is the Greates Film Bollywood have released. Fullstop.


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