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Sholay

Action | Drama | Adventure

Hindi | 3 hr 24 min | Release Date Aug 15, 1975

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Sholay : Release Date, Trailer, Cast & Songs

About Sholay

Sholay was released on Aug 15, 1975 and was directed by Ramesh Sippy .This movie is 3 hr 24 min in duration and is available in Hindi language. Sanjeev Kumar, Hema Malini, Jaya Bhaduri, Dharmendra, A. K. Hangal, Amitabh Bachchan, Amjad Khan, Satyendra Kapoor, Iftekhar, Leela Mishra, Vikas Anand, Mac Mohan, Keshto Mukherjee, Sachin, Alankar Joshi, Jaya Bachchan, Asrani, Jagdeep, Sachin Pilgaonkar, Helen, Viju Khote and Jalal Agha are playing as the star cast in this movie. You can watch the movie online on Prime Video, as long as you are a subscriber to the video streaming OTT platform. Sholay scores a 8.5 digit binge rating out of 10 and is a brilliant movie to watch in the Action, Drama and Adventure genres.

Promotion and Interview Videos

40 years of Sholay | Ramesh & Rohan Sippy with Anupama Chopra | Face Time - YouTube
  • Amjad Khan Interview Part 1 - YouTube

Popular Dialogues

  • 1.Gabbar ke taap se tumhe ek hi aadmi bacha sakta hai, ek hi aadmi ... khud Gabbar

  • 2.Basanti in kutto ke samne mat nachna

  • 3.Tumhara naam kya hai Basanti?

  • 4.Arrey oh Sambha ... kitna inaam rakhe hai sarkar ham par?

  • 5.Kitney aadmi the?

  • 6.Bahut yaraana lagta hai

Movie Awards and Nomination

  • Bengal Film Journalists' Award (1976)
  • BFJA Award [Winner] Best Supporting Actor (Hindi):Amjad Khan
  • BFJA Award [Winner] Best Art Director: Ram Yedekar
  • BFJA Award [Winner] Best Cinematographer (Color): Dwarka Divecha
  • Filmfare Awards (2005)
  • Special Award [Winner] Ramesh Sippy
  • Filmfare Awards (1976)
  • Filmfare Award [Winner] Best Editor: M.S. Shinde
  • Filmfare Award [Nominee] Best Supporting Actor: Amjad Khan
  • Filmfare Award [Nominee] Best Director: Ramesh Sippy
  • Filmfare Award [Nominee] Best Film: G.P. Sippy,Sippy Films
  • Filmfare Award [Nominee] Best Actor: Sanjeev Kumar

Trivia

1. Actor 'Amjad Khan' was almost dropped from the project because scriptwriter 'Javed Akhtar' found his voice too weak for Gabbar Singh's role.
2. Initially, 'Dharmendra' was keen to play the role of Thakur Baldev Singh. He eventually relented when the director informed him that Sanjeev Kumar would play Veeru if that happened, and would get the heroine. Sanjeev Kumar had just then proposed marriage to Hema Malini. Dharmendra was in love with her and quickly went back to the role of Veeru.
3. The scene of the killing of Thakur's family by Gabbar is an adaptation of the killing of the McBain family by Frank in Sergio Leone's Once Upon A Time In The West.
4. Sholay, despite being a huge hit, received only one Filmfare award (best editing: MS Shinde...The awards for the best film, the best dialogues, the best direction, and others went to Deewar.
5. 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.
6. Actor Mushtaq Merchant plays two roles in the film. The first role is as the train driver's infamous train scene. The second role is when Jai Veeru steals a Parsi man's motorcycle. He plays the Parsi man.
7. This film was directly inspired by the spaghetti westerns of Sergio Leone, by Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurai (1954), Bandidos (1967) among others. Some critics at the time even began calling it a curry western.
8. Jai and Veeru were named after Salim Khan's college friends, Veerandar Singh Bias, son of a jagirdar at Khajrana Kothi, Indore, and Jai Singh Rao Kalevar, a Pindari warrior and vegetable farmer. Both have passed away.
9." Gabbar Singh" character was so famous that Britannia Biscuits made a commercial with Amjad Khan eating Biscuits. This was the first time that a villain character was used by a company to publicize its products. The advertisement was an instant hit in children and the sales doubled.
10. While the original film was made with a budget of 3 crores, 25 crores were spent on the 3D version, which was released in January 2014.
11. The famous overhead tank scene where Veeru threatens Mausi with suicide and Jai's attempts at proposing marriage was drawn from a real-life incident.
12. The film was shot extensively in Ramnagaram near Bangalore, India. There are huge rocks of granite in this town which formed the backdrop of Gabbar Singh's hideout. As a mark of respect, the people of Ramnagaram renamed a hamlet in the town as Sippynagar after the director of the movie, Ramesh Sippy.
13. The train robbery sequence took about 20 days to film on the Mumbai-Pune line, near Panvel.
14. Sachin received a refrigerator as remuneration for his acting.
15. There was a dacoit named Gabbar Singh around Gwalior in the 1950s. Reports say he used to cut off the noses and ears of policemen.
  • Budget

    3 Crores

  • Filming Location

    Bangalore, Karnataka, India

  • Production Details

    NH Studioz,Sippy Films

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Sholay FAQ's

The release date of Sholay is Aug 15, 1975.

Sholay scores a 8.48 digit binge rating out of 10 and is a brilliant movie to watch.

Matrubhoomi: A Nation Without Women, Silsila, Trishul, Angoor, Mausam, Koshish, Namkeen, Bandit Queen, Anubhav, Mukti, Bandhan, Pati Patni, Muqaddar, Nishan, Badal, Hum Hindustani, Dharti Kahe Pukar Ke, Gauri, Hero and Paapi are the popular movies of Sanjeev Kumar.

Shakti, Saagar, Shaan, Andaz, Akayla, Akayla, Bhrashtachar, Shimla Mirchi and Seeta Aur Geeta are the popular movies of Ramesh Sippy.

The star cast of Sholay are : Sanjeev Kumar, Hema Malini, Jaya Bhaduri, Dharmendra, A. K. Hangal, Amitabh Bachchan, Amjad Khan, Satyendra Kapoor, Iftekhar, Leela Mishra, Vikas Anand, Mac Mohan, Keshto Mukherjee, Sachin, Alankar Joshi, Jaya Bachchan, Asrani, Jagdeep, Sachin Pilgaonkar, Helen, Viju Khote and Jalal Agha.

Sholay is directed by Ramesh Sippy.

You can watch Sholay online on Prime Video.

This movie is available in Hindi language.

This movie is available in Action, Drama and Adventure genres.

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