Sholay is undoubtedly the best film ever made in Indian cinema history. It was directed by Ramesh Sippy in 1975.
The film stars the most famous actors of all time in bollywood. Dharmendra as veeru, Amitabh as jai, Hema malini as basanti and the most famous of all Amjad khan as gabber singh. The other famous actors were Sanjeev kumar, Jaya bhaduri, Sachin, Asrani, Jagdeep and kesto mukherjee.
Anand Bakshi wrote the lyrics and the movie was written by the famous pair Salim- Javed. Music was composed by the legend R.D.Burman.
The film was shot in the rocky terrain of Ramanagara, Karnataka. When first released, it looked like it will be a flop but within days of its release, due to word of mouth publicity it became a box office phenomenon.
It achieved a still standing record of 50 consecutive weeks across India. It became the first film in the history of bollywood which celebrated 25 weeks over one hundered theatres across India.
Every single character in the film is perfect in every way and you can’t forget them after the movie. Music remains in your ears and it complements the script every time.You can feel bored in any single instance in the film. The continuity is amazing and so it the ending of Sholay.
The film was made in 70’s and yet till today the dialogues are used in every day life.
The film has a lot more stories in the making such as Amitabh Bachchan’s struggle to convince Ramesh sippy to choose him who was then an actor having ten flops in his kitty but was choosen at the end over flamboyant Shatrughan sinha. Then there was some confusion over Danny dengzogpa’s dates for the film which made him exit from the film for Firoz khan’s Dharmatma and this led to the inclusion of Amjad khan as Gabbar singh.
Then there was a story of the romance between Hema malini and Dharmendra during the shooting.
The film also has another interesting fact as it is among those rare films for which the dialogues cassettes were made and people use to hear the cassettes in tape recorders at those times. It was about the famous dialogues written by Salim- Javed.
I think any body that knows Hindi and lives in India has to watch this cult classic. It is a never miss movie of all time. You will remember the film for everything you can think of in any film.
I can write many more paragraphs describing about sholay but I think everybody who is reading this article must have seen it many times and knows the facts also very much.
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