Posts Tagged ‘Sholay’


October 12, 2009

Bobby was the biggest hit of  Bollywood in 1973. It was biggest hit in 1970’s after Sholay. Rishi Kapoor and Dimple Kapadia were paired opposite each other. It was a feel good love story directed Raj Kapoor.

Story revolves around a rich business man Mr. Nath (Pran)’s only son Raj Nath (Rishi Kapoor) and a poor fisher man Jack (Prem Nath)’s daughter Bobby (Dimple Kapadia). Jack respects his daughter’s love and tries to speak with Mr.Nath.

But Mr. Nath humiliates jack and arranges marriage to Raj with a rich girl (Farida Jala). Raj escapes from home to meet Bobby. How Bobby and Raj wins their love and what are the problems they faced in their journey is the remaining story


May 25, 2009

Shakti was a Hindi film from Sholay team. Sholay director Ramesh Sippy, and writers Javed Aktar and Salim Khan worked for this movie. Amitabh Bachchan played the lead role. His character moves with a negative shade.


Ashiwini Kumar (Dilip Kumar) is a strict police officer. J.K. Verma kidnaps his son young Vijay. Verma demands the release of one of his followers. But Ashwini Kumar ignores this proposal. Vijay manages to escape from Verma. Vijay (Amitabh Bachchan) never forgets his father act. He feels his father does not love him and leaves home.


Vijay and his wife Roma (Smita Patil) join as assistants to K.D.Narang (Kulbhushan Kundra). He is also a mafia don working under Verma. Narang forces Vijay to join as a bodyguard for Verma.

This is entirely a different movie. Amitabh Bachchan really was great to act in this type of negative characters.


April 6, 2009


In our Indian history so many great and real love stories are there. Salim-Anarkali’s episode is also one among them. Salim is one of the king of the Great Mughals. While he was in visit of the kingdom he was attracted towards a dancer and falls for that girl called Anarkali. Deep in love he ignores his kingdom also.
But finally because of his father he loses his lover. This is the original story of Salim Anarkali. Based on this story many Indian movies touched the silver screen. All of them in all languages became hits.

Mughal-e-Azam is one among them. Prithviraj Kapoor played the role of Akbar. Dilip Kumar and Madhubala paired up as Salim and Anarkali. This movie was released in 1960 and was directed by K.Asif. All the records created by this movie in Bollywood were blasted by Sholay in 1975.Ajit got good fame with this film only.

This picture was shot in black and white. After 44 years Rajib Divedi colorised this movie. The color version was also a major hit for this year. The music which was composed by Naushad for the original rocked the audience in 2004 also.


March 5, 2009

Ramesh Sippy created history in Indian cinema when he made Sholay.  With unforgettable characters, dialogues that packed a punch and with an array of emotions, one could hardly go wrong.

Set in arid Ramanagaram, it immortalised Gabbar Singh, Thakur Baldev Singh, Veeru, Radha, Basanti and Jai.

Amjad Khan as Gabbar Singh. The character was based on a real life dacoit who was a meance in Gwalior. Danny Denzongpa was the first choice for Gabbar Singh.


Sanjeev Kumar as Thakur Baldev Singh


Dharmendra as Veeru and Amitabh Bachchan as Jai. The role was originally offered to Shatrughan Sinha.


Jaya Bhaduri as Radha


Hema Malini as Basanti


Released on August 15th 1975, Sholay went on to be voted the Film of the Millenium by BBC India.

The movie was supposed to have been ‘inspired’ by an earlier release Bindiya Aur Bandook. It was written by Salim Khan and Javed Akhtar and produced by G.P.Sippy.

Jai and Veeru are two thieves and best buds whose path crosses with a police officer Thakur Baldev Singh. They are later hired by Singh to get rid of the dacoit Gabbar Singh. When they are not wreaking havoc in Gabbar’s life, Jai falls in love with Singh’s widowed daughter-in-law Radha and Veeru falls in love with Basanti, who drives a horse cart.

The music was composed by R.D Burman and Kishore Kumar and Manna Dey singing Yeh Dosti.