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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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Only four 70mm prints of Sholay were released initially: one for Delhi, one for Uttar Pradesh and two for Bombay-Maharashtra. The same 70mm print was screened at two cinema halls in Delhi, which had different show timings. It would be taken back and forth between the two halls in a car. It was exactly the same with India's first 70mm film, Around the World. See more »

Goofs

When Gabbhar shoots his three henchmen, all three are facing him. Yet, when they're lying dead, one has a wound on the back of his neck and one has a wound on his mid-back. See more »

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[first lines]
Jailer: Errr... Thakur sahib?
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Referenced in Ikke Pe Ikka (1994) 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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SHOLAY..........the name says it all(BEST Hindi MOVIE EVER)
3 December 2006 | by See all my reviews

I am shocked seeing that the IMDb ratings for this classic is just 6.6. Why? Because the movie is strongly influenced from the Westerns? or It it isn't entertaining enough?

The 2nd cant be true because the movie had everything: strong script strong direction excellent characters and performances good action,comedy,romance,friendship,etc

If the 1st is true then i feel sorry for the viewers because being influenced is not being copied.Besides there would remain only like 50-60 original scripts if counted correctly.

I cannot find a single flaw in the movie which is my personal thinking and as it would be of true Hindi cinema fans.

So people please judge the movie on its merits and not on something which is totally baseless.

RATING:- *****/*****


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