Sunday, 16 October 2011

Sholay (August 15, 1975) : The Greatest Films in the History of Indian Cinema

Sholay is a Hindi film produced by G.P. Sippy and directed by his son Ramesh Sippy. It is the biggest hit in the history of Bollywood. The story revolves around a village naSholay (August 15, 1975) hindi moviemed "Ramgarh" which is situated near Chambal. Thakur Baldev Singh (Sanjeev Kumar) residing in the village is the ex-policeman. There is a decoit named Gabbar (Amjad Khan) who is always trying to harm the villagers. Thakur wants to bring an end to Gabbars story thats why he calls the two criminals named Veeru (Dharmendra) and Jai (Amitabh Bachchan) to the village to help him. Thakur wants to take the revenge as his two sons, daughter, elder daughter-in-law and his only grandson were killed by Gabbar. Now Gabbar is in plans to attack Ramgarh on Holi. But fortunately Veeru and Jai manage to knock the decoit down after lot of difficulties. And finally Gabbar is taken by the police and arrested. But the other end of the film is Gabbar actually dies as he he is kicked by the spiked shoes of Thakur. And this way Ramgarh gets free again. The most of the movie was shot in Ramanagaram, a small village near Bangalore. After this movie, this place was renamed as Sippynagar, and is one of the most frequented tourist spots for the "Sholay Rocks" where the movie was shot. It is on the Bangalore-Mysore highway. Released on August 15, 1975, Sholay has earned more than $200 million till now, and had run for more than 5 years in one Mumbai theatre: Minerva. With 60 Golden Jubilees across the country, this is the only movie in the history of Indian cinema to celebrate Silver Jubilee in over 500 theaters all over the country, at the same time. Sholay is definitely much more than a movie. It was a real blockbuster.

Indian Movie Sholay Cast and Crew

Banner : Sippy Films
Director : Ramesh Sippy
Cast : Dharmendra, AmitabhBachchan, SanjeevKumar, HemaMalini, JayaBhaduri, AmjadKhan
Music : R.D.Burman/AnandBakshi
Cinematographer : Dwarka Divecha
Editor : M S Shinde
Story : Salim-Javed
Release date : 08/15/75

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