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Directed byRamesh Sippy
Written bySalim–Javed
Produced byG. P. Sippy
Sanjeev Kumar
Hema Malini
Amitabh Bachchan
Jaya Bhaduri
Amjad Khan
CinematographyDwarka Divecha
Edited byM. S. Shinde
Music byR. D. Burman
United Producers
Sippy Films
Distributed bySippy Films
Release date
  • 15 August 1975 (1975-08-15)
Running time
204 minutes[1][a]
Budget30 million[5]
Box officeest. ₹350 million (India)[6]
60 million tickets (USSR)[7]

Sholay is a Bollywood comedy movie directed by Ramesh Sippy. It was produced by his father, GP Sippy. The movie was released on 15 August 1975. The action-adventure movie is about two criminals, Veeru and Jai (played by Dharmendra and Amitabh Bachchan), who were hired by a retired police officer (Sanjeev Kumar) to catch the cruel dacoit Gabbar Singh (Amjad Khan). Sholay is a classic Indian movie. [8] It was top of the British Film Institute's 2002 poll of "Top 10 Indian Films" of all time. In 2005, 50th Filmfare Awards named it the Best Film of 50 Years.

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  1. The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) notes three running times of Sholay. The version that was submitted in film format to BBFC had a running time of 198 minutes. A video version of this had a running time of 188 minutes. BBFC notes that "When a film is transferred to video the running time will be shorter by approximately 4% due to the differing number of frames per second. This does not mean that the video version has been cut or re-edited." The director's cut was 204 minutes long.[13]

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  1. "Sholay (PG)". British Board of Film Classification. Archived from the original on 9 November 2013. Retrieved 12 April 2013.
  2. Cinar, Alev; Roy, Srirupa; Yahya, Maha (2012). Visualizing Secularism and Religion: Egypt, Lebanon, Turkey, India. University of Michigan Press. p. 117. ISBN 978-0-472-07118-0.
  3. Chopra 2000, p. 33.
  4. Aḵẖtar, Jāvīd; Kabir, Nasreen Munni (2002). Talking Films: Conversations on Hindi Cinema with Javed Akhtar. Oxford University Press. p. 49. ISBN 978-0-19-566462-1. JA: I write dialogue in Urdu, but the action and descriptions are in English. Then an assistant transcribes the Urdu dialogue into Devnagari because most people read Hindi. But I write in Urdu.
  5. Chopra 2000, p. 143.
  6. "Sholay emerges as Bollywood's most successful re-run product even after 20 years". India Today. 15 September 1995.
  7. ""Месть и закон" (Sholay, 1975)". KinoPoisk (in Russian). Retrieved 3 February 2019.
  8. "Sholay turns 45: Shweta Bachchan shares throwback pic from set, says 'India's tryst with its movies has been long and beautiful'". Hindustan Times. 2020-08-16. Retrieved 2020-08-16.
  9. Banerjee & Srivastava 1988, pp. 166–169.
  10. Sarkar, Suparno (6 April 2018). "Sholay actor Raj Kishore latest among Bollywood celebs who died in 2018". International Business Times. India. Archived from the original on 6 April 2018. Retrieved 6 April 2018.
  11. "Sharman Joshi father Arvind Joshi workedin Amitabh Bachchan-Dharmendra Sholay". Retrieved 12 October 2020.
  12. "Biography: Sharad Kumar". Retrieved 12 October 2020.
  13. "Sholay". British Board of Film Classification. 25 September 2012. Archived from the original on 21 October 2013. Retrieved 11 May 2013.