Sholay Movie Poster

Sholay

(शोले)
15th August 1975- Action, Adventure
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?
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Director: Ramesh Sippy
Keywords: gangster


Sholay: Pictures, Posters


Sholay 1975 film poster

Sholay 1975 film some scenes poster

Sholay 3d 2014 film poster

Sholay 3d 2014 film poster

Sholay 3d 2014 film poster

Sholay 1975 movie rare pic from on the sets. we can see amitabh bachchan and dharmendra in photo.

Movie Cast

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Amitabh Bachchan Amitabh Bachchan Jai (Jaidev)
Dharmendra Dharmendra veeru
Sanjeev Kumar Sanjeev Kumar Thakur Baldev Singh / Thakur
Hema Malini Hema Malini Basanti
jaya bachchan jaya bachchan Radha
Amjad Khan Amjad Khan Gabbar Singh
A.K. Hangal A.K. Hangal Imaam Saheb
Satyendra Kapoor Satyendra Kapoor Ramlal (as Satyen Kappu)
Iftekhar Iftekhar Narmalaji (Radha's father)
Leela Mishra Leela Mishra Mausie (as Leela Misra)
Vikas Anand Vikas Anand Jailer assigned to bring Veeru & Jaidev
Mac Mohan Mac Mohan Sambha
Keshto Mukherjee Keshto Mukherjee Hariram
Sachin Pilgaonkar Sachin Pilgaonkar Ahmed
Alankar Joshi Alankar Joshi Deepak (as Master Alankar)
Viju Khote Viju Khote Kaalia
Major Anand Major Anand Bandit murdered Gabbar for cowardice
Bihari Bihari Bandit murdered Gabbar for cowardice
Bhagwan Sinha Bhagwan Sinha
Arvind Joshi Arvind Joshi
Bhanumathi Bhanumathi
Mushtaq Merchant Mushtaq Merchant
Mansaram Mansaram
Mamaji Mamaji
Jerry Jerry
Birbal Birbal Prisoner with half mustach shaven
Raj Kishore Raj Kishore Prisoner
Habib Habib Heera
Rajan Kapoor Rajan Kapoor
Darshan Darshan
Maula Maula
Kedar Kedar
Saigal Saigal
D. Jyothi D. Jyothi (as D.Jyothi)
Rajeshwari Rajeshwari
Krishna Krishna
Vinni Vinni
Girija Girija
Surendra Surendra
Rajesh Rajesh
Asrani Asrani
Helen Helen Gypsy dancer (Guest Appearance)
P. Jairaj P. Jairaj Police Comissioner (as Jairaj)
Jagdeep Jagdeep Soorma Bhopali (Guest Appearance)
Jalal Agha Jalal Agha Banjo player (Guest Appearance)
Om Shivpuri Om Shivpuri Inspector Saheb (Guest Appearance)
Sharad Kumar Sharad Kumar Ninni


Movie Details

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Movie NameSholay
Original Language Nameशोले
Alternative NamesSholay 3D ,
Year1975
Release Date15th August 1975
Languages Hindi
StorylineSholay 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?
Story SummaryIn the small village of Ramgarh, the retired policeman Thakur Baldev Singh (Sanjeev Kumar) summons a pair of small-time thieves that he had once arrested. Thakur feels that the duo—Veeru (Dharmendra) and Jai (Amitabh Bachchan)—would be ideal to help him capture Gabbar Singh (Amjad Khan), a dacoit wanted by the authorities for a INR 50,000[a] reward. Thakur tells them to surrender Gabbar to him, alive, for an additional INR 20,000 reward.

The two thieves thwart the dacoits sent by Gabbar to extort the villagers. Soon afterwards, Gabbar and his goons attack Ramgarh during the festival of Holi. In a tough battle, Veeru and Jai are cornered. Thakur, although he has a gun within his reach, does not help them. Veeru and Jai fight back and the bandits flee. The two are, however, upset at Thakur's inaction, and consider leaving the village. Thakur explains that Gabbar had killed nearly all of his family members, and cut off both his arms a few years earlier, which is why he could not use the gun. He had concealed the dismemberment by always wearing a shawl.

Living in Ramgarh, the jovial Veeru and cynical Jai find themselves growing fond of the villagers. Veeru is attracted to Basanti (Hema Malini), a feisty, talkative young woman who makes her living by driving a horse-cart. Jai is drawn to Radha (Jaya Bhaduri), Thakur's reclusive, widowed daughter-in-law, who subtly returns his affections.

Skirmishes between Gabbar's gang and Jai-Veeru finally result in the capture of Veeru and Basanti by the dacoits. Jai attacks the gang, and the three are able to flee Gabbar's hideout with dacoits in pursuit. Fighting from behind a rock, Jai and Veeru nearly run out of ammunition. Veeru, unaware that Jai was wounded in the gunfight, is forced to leave for more ammunition. Meanwhile, Jai, who is continuing the gunfight singlehandedly, decides to sacrifice himself by using his last bullet to ignite dynamite sticks on a bridge from close range.

Veeru returns, and Jai dies in his arms. Enraged, Veeru attacks Gabbar's den and catches the dacoit. Veeru nearly beats Gabbar to death when Thakur appears and reminds Veeru of the promise to hand over Gabbar alive. Thakur uses his spike-soled shoes to severely injure Gabbar and destroy his hands. The police then arrive and arrest Gabbar. After Jai's funeral, Veeru leaves Ramgarh and finds Basanti waiting for him on the train. Radha is left alone again.
Story TaglineThe greatest story ever told
Run Time204 Mins
Movie BudgetINR 3000000
Gross IncomeINR 15000000


Movie Crew

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Writer (story)Javed Akhtar, Salim Khan
Music DirectorRahul Dev Burman
ProducerG.P. Sippy
Production CompanyUnited Producers, Sippy Films, Sholay Media & Entertainment
Distribution CompanyEros Entertainment, STAR TV, B4U Entertainment, Digital Entertainment (DEI), UTV Motion Pictures
Writer (Lyrics)Anand Bakshi
Film EditingM.S. Shinde
Assistant DirectorA.R. Balan, Kishen Bishen, Khalish Lucknavi, Sharad Palekar
Art DirectorRam Yedekar
Sound RecordingMangesh Desai
MakeupM.S. Deepak, Shyam, Dinu Indulkar, Sarosh B. Modi
Playback SingerManna Dey, Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar, Rahul Dev Burman, Bhupendra Singh
Sound Recording (Assistant)Baba Iqbal, A. Majid
Production ManagerRajan Walia, Aziz Bhai, Suresh Desai
CostumeShalini Shah
Makeup (Assistant)Pandu Indulkar, Jayanna, Vijay
StillsS.A. Asad, Omee Kapoor
Production (Assistant)Amiruddin, M. Bashir, Shankar, Chandrakant, Shankar Lal, Maqbool, Jagan Poojari
Music (Assistant)Basu Deo Chakravarty, Maruti Rao, Manohari Singh
DressStephen Desouza
Operative CameramanS.M. Anwar
Costume (Assistant)Babu Ghanekar, Vithal Thorat
HairstyleLily, Parvati
DanceP.L. Raj
Production DesignRam Yedekar
Public RelationsJoe Maski
Editor (Assistant)Kezi, N.S. Lingayat, B. Naag
sound re-recording mixerGerry Humphreys
Soundtrack Polydor
stunt coordinatorMohammed Ali
3D producerSascha Sippy, Shaan Uttamsingh
director of photographyDwarka Divecha
production in chargeP.Y. Rane
chief assistant directorD.R. Thakkar
second unit director Jimmy Allen
AudiographerS.Y. Pathak
Associate RecordistKuldip Sood
title designerAnsari
action coordinatorGerry Crampton
assistant cameraP.R.L. Raman, Vasant Rao
songs recordistMangesh Desai
apprenticeAgnes Goveas
distribution managerGobind Jhangiani
business managerKishen Jhangiani
publicity campaignHarish Kumar Mehra
publicity ideasGeeta Sippy
3D production associateShaad Sippy
business and financeVijay Sippy
recorded atRajkamal Kala Mandir
costumes Stylo International, Robe International, Chelaram, New Stylo, Kachins


Songs

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Song: ► Play Title Music (Sholay)
Singer:
Music:Rahul Dev Burman
Lyrics:Anand Bakshi

Song: ► Play Yeh Dosti Hum Nahin
Singer:Manna Dey, Kishore Kumar
Music:Rahul Dev Burman
Lyrics:Anand Bakshi

Song: ► Play Haa Jab Tak Hai Jaan
Singer:Lata Mangeshkar
Music:Rahul Dev Burman
Lyrics:Anand Bakshi

Song: ► Play Koi Haseena
Singer:Kishore Kumar, Hema Malini
Music:Rahul Dev Burman
Lyrics:

Song: ► Play Holi Ke Din
Singer:Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar
Music:Rahul Dev Burman
Lyrics:Anand Bakshi

Song: ► Play Mehbooba Mehbooba
Singer:Rahul Dev Burman
Music:Rahul Dev Burman
Lyrics:Anand Bakshi

Song: ► Play Yeh Dosti Hum Nahin (sad version)
Singer:Kishore Kumar
Music:Rahul Dev Burman
Lyrics:



Interesting Facts and Trivia

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  1. It broke records for continuous showings in many theatres across India, and ran for more than five years at Mumbai's Minerva theatre.
  2. By some accounts, Sholay is the highest grossing Indian film of all time, adjusted for inflation.
  3. The film was shot in the rocky terrain of Ramanagara, in the southern state of Karnataka, over a span of two and a half years.
  4. Filmmaker Ketan Mehta's company Maya Digital was responsible for converting Sholay into the 3D format. Mehta was approached by G. P. Sippy's grandson, Sasha Sippy about the project in 2010. It took INR250 million (US$3.9 million) to convert Sholay to 3D.
  5. In January 2014, Sholay was re-released to theatres in the 3D format.
  6. The budget of the movie in 1975 is only 30 lakh INR, it grossed 1.5 crore in that time. The exchange rate in 1975 was 8.94 Indian rupees (INR) per 1 US dollar (US$).
  7. The film's dialogues and certain characters became extremely popular, contributing to numerous cultural memes and becoming part of India's daily vernacular.
  8. The 3D film was released between 500 and 1,000 screens in India, and additional screens overseas. It earned approximately INR100 million (US$1.6 million) during its re-release, not enough to recover its conversion cost.
  9. After the Central Board of Film Certification mandated the removal of several violent scenes, Sholay was released with a length of 198 minutes. In 1990, the original director's cut of 204 minutes became available on home media.
  10. Sholay was nominated for nine Filmfare Awards, but the only winner was M. S. Shinde, who won the award for Best Editing.


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