If one is fond of movies and stays in India,it’s just next to impossible to say that one hasn’t watched Ramesh Sippy’s iconic film Sholay. Well for most of the readers here, this movie is definitely older than you guys and it’s just remarkable. There are a very few movies that are still alive in the hearts of the audiences and this is surely one of the them if not the topper. Sholay is an Indian action-adventure film made in 1975 with some of the best actors of all time. It was released on 15th August, Indian day of Independence and one just can’t seem to forget that.
As we speak now, 2017 marked the 42nd anniversary of one of the landmark movies of Indian cinema. The multi star cast action flick features the biggest superstars Amitabh Bachchan and Dharmendra along with Sanjeev Kumar, Amjad Khan, Hema Malini and Jaya Bachchan. Even after such a long time it still remains as one of the biggest Hindi feature films to ever screen in Bollywood.
There is an interesting fact about the movie and how it shaped it’s stars lives. The two leading pairs Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bhaduri; Dharmendra and Hema Malini were romantically involved. Amitabh and Jaya had married four months before the filming of Sholay started while Dharmendra wooed Hema Malini on the sets of this film and the two got married five years after the release of Sholay.
If we go by the numbers at the box office collection and the audiences who saw the movie, Sholay remains to be one of the highest grossing films in the history of Indian cinema, even after adjusting the inflation. Well if you haven’t heard of the movie or seen it, this is the time to watch it as it promises to give you goosebumps with the iconic dialogues like – “Arre oo Samba, kitne aadmi the re?” and “Beta So ja wrna Gabbar aa jayega!”