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Sholay (1975)

aka Sholay

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Details: 199 mins · Hindi

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LEGENDARY

Dur gaaon mein jab bachcha raat ko rota hai to maa kahti hai,
Beta soja ..soja nahi to gabbar singh aa jaayega.
For all the Bollywood followers, this dialogue stands as a perfect epitome.
For the one's looking forward to see this movie
It's flawless piece of film making to see.
The history alone speaks a thousand words.
Goes without saying why the movie has won numerous awards and achieved endless awards.
The movie revolves around a village Ramgarh and a dacoity named Gabbar Singh.
Without an exaggeration the songs are one pieces of composition,music effects.
And if you've seen ,A fistful of dollars (1964) movie.
You shall fall in love with Sholay!

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They call it a classic. But well not my cup of tea.

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"Country Date India 15 August 1975 UK 17 July 1995 (TV premiere) Germany 14 August 1997 (TV premiere) (edited version) UK 3 November 2005 (London Film Festival) France 30 November 2005 South Korea 7 October 2011 (Pusan International Film Festival)"

Plot:

In the small village of Ramgarh, the retired policeman Thakur Baldev Singh (Sanjeev Kumar) summons to a pair of small-time thieves he had once arrested. Thakur feels that the duo—Veeru (Dharmendra) and Jai (Amitabh Bachchan)—are ideal to help him capture Gabbar Singh (Amjad Khan), a dacoit wanted by the authorities for a [INR]50,000 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, and 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 Gabbar flees. 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; hence why he could not use the gun. He had concealed the dismemberment by always wearing a shawl.

Living in Ramgarh, the cynical Jai and lively Veeru 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 secretly 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 destroys 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.

Release Dates:

Theatrical : 2011-10-07 : South Korea

Theatrical : 2005-11-30 : France

Theatrical : 2005-11-03 : United Kingdom

Theatrical : 1975-08-15 : India

Television : 1997-08-14 : Germany

Television : 1995-07-17 : United Kingdom

2011-10-07 : South Korea

2005-11-03 : United Kingdom