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Ramesh Sippy's 1975 classic Indian movie "Sholay" is a cultural icon. It is renowned for being among the best Bollywood films ever produced and has become legendary in Indian cinema. The Hindi action-adventure movie "Sholay" takes place in Ramgarh, a small village.

The story centres on two ex-convicts named Veeru (Dharmendra) and Jai (Amitabh Bachchan), who are hired by Thakur Baldev Singh, a retired police officer (Sanjeev Kumar). Gabbar Singh (played by Amjad Khan), a brutal dacoit who massacred Thakur's family and amputated his arms, is the target of Thakur's vengeance.To apprehend Gabbar Singh and his gang, Veeru and Jai set off on a quest. They run into a number of noteworthy people along the road, such as the fiery village girl Basanti (played by Hema Malini), who pulls a horse-drawn carriage, and the amusing pair of Asrani and Jagdeep. The movie is an all-around entertainer since it contains action, drama, romance, and comedy.

The movie "Sholay" is renowned for its memorable songs, characters, and language. When it was first released, it was a huge hit and has since gained a cult following. The film has become an enduring classic in Indian cinema thanks to its masterful blending of intense action sequences, emotional depth, and larger-than-life characters.

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Movie name


Directed by

Ramesh Sippy

Screenplay by

Salim Javed

Story by

Salim Javed

Produced by

G P Sippy


Dharmendra, Sanjeev Kumar, Hema Malini, Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bhadhuri, Amjad Khan


Dwarka Divecha

Edited by

M S Shinde

Music by

R D Burman

Production company

United Producers and Sippy Films

Distributed by

Sippy Films

Release date

15th August 1975






30 million


In the lawless village of Ramgarh, where the film "Sholay" is set, retired policeman Thakur Baldev Singh fights for justice against savage dacoit Gabbar Singh. Thakur recruits Veeru and Jai, two ex-convicts, to find the dacoit after Gabbar cuts off his arms.

As Veeru and Jai set out on their journey, they grew closer. They encounter a variety of difficulties, including Gabbar's gang and his terror regime. As Veeru, Jai, and Thakur face their pasts, form friendships, and ultimately face Gabbar Singh in a climatic clash, the movie takes viewers on an action-packed and emotionally compelling trip. "Sholay" is still regarded as a classic of Indian cinema because of its engrossing story, enduring cast, and classic dialogue.


The movie was released on the 15th of August 1975. The movie opened to throngs of people waiting outside theaters. The movie was made made with budget of 30 million and earned a whopping 350 million in the box office. Sholay went on to become a iconic movie with many memes and jokes made of it. It received a rating of 8.1/10 on IMDB and can be enjoyed on Amazon Prime.




Character Analysis




"Title Music (Sholay)" (Instrumental)


"Yeh Dosti"

Kishore Kumar and Manna Dey

"Haa Jab Tak Hai Jaan"

Lata Mangeshkar

"Koi Haseena"

Kishore Kumar and Hema Malini

"Holi Ke Din"

Kishore Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar

"Mehbooba Mehbooba"

R. D. Burman

"Yeh Dosti" (sad version)

Kishore Kumar

Behind the scenes


Putting Rahim Chacha in the spotlight "In Sholay, an elderly Muslim Rahim Chacha (AK Hangal) is shown going to the Namaz on the death of his son...while the hero Veeru (Dharmendra) is shown teasing a girl in a temple," says blog author Hari Om Rawat in an independent piece from 2020 titled "Hinduphobic Bollywood." The idea is to demonstrate that only the Muslim character is responsible and polite. Some felt like this was an attack on the hindu society.

Box Office Collection


India Net Collection

Day 1 [1st Friday]

₹ 0.08 Cr

Day 2 [1st Saturday]

₹ 0.07 Cr

Day 3 [1st Sunday]

₹ 0.10 Cr

Day 4 [1st Monday]

₹ 0.13 Cr

Day 5 [1st Tuesday]

₹ 0.11 Cr

Day 6 [1st Wednesday]

₹ 0.10 Cr

Day 7 [1st Thursday]

₹ 0.10 Cr

Week 1 Collection

₹ 0.69 Cr

Week 2 Collection

₹ 0.80 Cr

Week 3 Collection

₹ 0.87 Cr

Week 4 Collection

₹ 0.79 Cr

Week 5 Collection

₹ 0.75 Cr

Week 6 Collection

₹ 0.70 Cr

Week 7 Collection

₹ 0.68 Cr

Week 8 Collection

₹ 0.63 Cr

Week 9 Collection

₹ 0.59 Cr

Week 10+ Collection

₹ 9.00 Cr






Bengal Film Journalists Association Awards

Best Supporting Actor

Amjad Khan


Best Cinematography

Dwarka Divecha

Best Art Direction

Ram Yadekar

23rd Filmfare Awards

Best Editing

M. S. Shinde

Best Film

G. P. Sippy


Best Director

Ramesh Sippy

Best Actor

Sanjeev Kumar

Best Supporting Actor

Amjad Khan

Best Comedian


Best Story


Best Music Director

R. D. Burman

Best Playback Singer-Male

Best Lyricist

Anand Bakshi

50th Filmfare Awards

Special Award

Best Film for Completing 50 Years


Interesting facts

Music and Soundtrack: R.D. Burman composed the music for the film "Sholay," which quickly gained popularity and has remained a fan favourite. The classic tunes, including "Yeh Dosti" and "Mehbooba Mehbooba," continue to be well-known and cherished. The action scenes and emotional scenes in the movie were given more depth and intensity by R.D. Burman's background score.


Finally, "Sholay" is a storied Indian movie that has endured the test of time. Despite controversy and difficulties, it became a masterpiece of cinema that revolutionised Indian cinema. The film's engaging storyline, unforgettable characters, iconic dialogues, and powerful performances captivated audiences and left an indelible mark on popular culture.

"Sholay" showcased the talent of renowned actors and the visionary direction of Ramesh Sippy, along with the brilliant writing of Salim Khan and Javed Akhtar. The film's behind-the-scenes efforts, including its cinematography, music, and marketing strategies, contributed to its eventual success."Sholay" was more than just a commercial movie because it generated debates on a variety of social and political issues in addition to providing entertainment. Its portrayal of camaraderie, retaliation, and the conflict between good and evil struck a chord with viewers and cemented its status as a masterpiece for all time.

"Sholay" is still hailed as a cultural phenomenon and a pivotal moment in Indian film today. Its enduring appeal and capacity to captivate audiences across generations emphasise its stature as a film classic that will be treasured for years to come.

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