Sholay (1975)

 ●  Hindi ● 3 hrs 19 mins

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This fiery saga Sparks off when a Police Officer, whose 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?
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Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Dharmendra, Hema Malini, Sanjeev Kumar

Crew: Ramesh Sippy (Director), Dwarka Divecha (Director of Photography), Rahul Dev Burman (Music Director)

Rating: U (India)

Genres: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Musical, Thriller

Release Dates: 15 Aug 1975 (India)

Tagline: The greatest star cast ever assembled.......The greatest story ever told

Hindi Name: शोले

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Did you know? Amjad Khan was almost dropped from the film because scriptwriter Javed Akhtar found his voice too weak for Gabbar Singh's role. Read More
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as Jai (Jaidev)
as Veeru
as Basanti
as Thakur Baldev Singh
as Imaam Saheb
as Deepak
as Gabbar Singh
Supporting Actor
as Deepak's mother
as Banjo player
as Hariram
as Mausie
as Sambha
Supporting Actor
as Prisoner
as Ramlal
as Kaalia
as Jailer assigned to bring Veeru & Jaidev

Direction

Director

Distribution

Distributor

Writers

Story Writer

Camera and Electrical

Director of Photography

Sound

Sound Re-recording Mixer

Art

Art Director

Editorial

Editor

Makeup and Hair

Marketing and Public Relations

Public Relations Officer

Stunts

Stunt Coordinator
Film Type:
Feature
Language:
Hindi
Colour Info:
Black & White
Sound Mix:
6-Track 70mm, Mono
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
1.37:1
Stereoscopy:
Converted to 3D
Tracklist
Music Label: Universal Music India
02:46

Music Director: Rahul Dev Burman
Lyricist: Anand Bakshi
Playback Singer: Rahul Dev Burman
05:21

Music Director: Rahul Dev Burman
Lyricist: Anand Bakshi
Playback Singer: Kishore Kumar, Manna Dey
05:26

Music Director: Rahul Dev Burman
Lyricist: Anand Bakshi
Playback Singer: Lata Mangeshkar
04:00

Music Director: Rahul Dev Burman
Lyricist: Anand Bakshi
Playback Singer: Kishore Kumar
05:42

Music Director: Rahul Dev Burman
Lyricist: Anand Bakshi
Playback Singer: Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar
03:54

Music Director: Rahul Dev Burman
Lyricist: Anand Bakshi
Playback Singer: Rahul Dev Burman
01:49

Music Director: Rahul Dev Burman
Lyricist: Anand Bakshi
Playback Singer: Kishore Kumar
Taglines:
The greatest star cast ever assembled.......The greatest story ever told
Movie Connection(s):
Reference: Dhamaal (Hindi)
Spoofs: Return of Hanuman (Hindi)
Remade as: Gabbar Singh (Bhojpuri)
Reference: Ikke Pe Ikka (Hindi)
Reference: Mumbai Mirror (Hindi)
Reference: Yamla Pagla Deewana 2 (Hindi)
Reference: China Gate (Hindi)
Reference: Taxi No. 9 2 11: Nau Do Gyarah (Hindi)
Reference: Daud (Hindi)
Reference: Jhankaar Beats (Hindi)
Reference: Masoom (Hindi)
Reference: Fiffty Fiffty (Telugu)
Reference: Boys (Telugu)
Reference: Boys (Tamil)
Reference: Shatranj (Hindi)
Reference: Jhoom Barabar Jhoom (Hindi)
Reference: Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge? (Hindi)
Spoofs: Ready (Hindi)
Reference: Cocktail (Hindi)
Referenced in: Touring Talkies (Marathi)
Referenced in: Nautanki Saala (Hindi)
Referenced in: Chashme Baddoor (Hindi)
Referenced in: Policegiri (Hindi)
Referenced in: Main Tera Hero (Hindi)
Trivia:
In 2005, the judges of the 50th annual Filmfare Awards named this the Best Film of 50 Years.

Amjad Khan was almost dropped from the film because scriptwriter Javed Akhtar found his voice too weak for Gabbar Singh's role.

The train robbery sequence took about 20 days to film on the Mumbai-Pune line, near Panvel.

The backdrop of Gabbar Singh's hideout was formed by huge rocks of granite in Ramnagaram near Bangalore, India. The people of Ramnagaram renamed a hamlet in the town as Sippynagar after the director Ramesh Sippy.

Hema Malini is not any scenes with Sanjeev Kumar and Jaya Bhaduri because Sanjeev had just proposed to Hema, and she did not want to be near him.

India's second 70-milimetre, stereophonic-sound film. It premiered at Mumbai's Minerva theatre.

This was the first film in the history of Indian cinema to celebrate a silver-jubilee (25-week) initial release at over 100 theaters across India.

A hand can be seen in the right hand corner holding the front wheel of Dharmendra 's bike.It is during the song " Koi Haseena" when Dharmendra does a pop wheely with his cycle.

The film was re-released in 3D format on 3 January 2014.

The casting of Sholay was more or less finished even before the release of Zanjeer.

This movie was ranked first in the British Film Institute's 2002 poll of "Top 10 Indian Films" of all time.

Amjad Khan's calling one of his associates Sambha caught the fancy of not just moviegoers but also producers. Because of this, a producer promptly announced a movie titled "Sambha."