Sholay (1975)

Bollywood/Thriller 3h 24m
Cast: Dharmendra, Amitabh Bachchan, Sanjeev Kumar, Hema Malini, Jaya Bachchan, Amjad Khan
Genre: Bollywood/Thriller
Duration: 3h 24m
Producer: Gopaldas Parmanand Sippy
Music Director(s): Rahul Dev Burman
Lyricist(s): Anand Bakshi
Release Date: 15 Aug, 1975
Filming Location: Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Cast and Crew

Thakur Baldev Singh
Gabbar Singh
Imaam Saheb
Ramlal (as Satyen Kappu)
Narmalaji (Radha's father)
Mausie (as Leela Misra)


  • Gabbar Singh: Sons of bithces. They were two and you are three. Still you came back - empty handed. What were you thinking when you were coming back? Sardar will be happy and will give you a goodwill gesture? Shame on you!
  • Veeru: [he is drunk and addressing the villagers from the top of the water tower in bad English] When I dead... police coming. Police coming... 'budiya' going jail. In jail, the old hag will be grinding and grinding and grinding and grinding and grinding... [he falls backwards]
  • Veeru: [Closing dialogue] Well, Thakur... I must leave now. Thakur Baldev Singh: [train whistle indicates train is about to leave] I know I can't share your grief; but I do.
  • Thakur Baldev Singh: I'm putting you to some trouble, jailer. Jailer: Not at all, sir. Just name it... whatever it be. Thakur Baldev Singh: I need two men.
  • Jai: What is your name, Basanti?


  • Dharmendra did not use any make up for this film.
  • Sholay completed 40 years on 15th August 2015.
  • Juttla sampled Amjad Khan's dialogue's from the film and titled it "Gabbar Singh" from the album Aliens, Angels and Assasins.
  • Kid Kishore remixed the song "Koi Haseena" and titled it "Oi Haseena".
  • The train robbery sequence took about 20 days to film on the Mumbai-Pune line, near Panvel.


  • When Basanti goes to the temple, she was on foot. Veeru asks whether her mare ran away with cart. After Worshipping Lord Shiva, right before the song "Koi haseena", she rides her cart.
  • In the song "Yeh Dosti", there's a moment when the side attachment of the bike lifts after a bouncing off a small heap. Veeru is sitting on the side attachment, while Jai is riding the bike. In the next scene, shot from the behind, there's no one sitting there. Only Jai's stuntman is riding the bike.
  • When Gabbhar shoots his three henchmen, all three are facing him. Yet, when they're lying dead, one has a wound on the back of his neck and one has a wound on his mid-back.
  • Thakur's daughter-in-law Geeta Siddharth is cutting vegetables on the day Thakur is supposed to come back home. She is cutting okra. In the next shot, there is cabbage/cauliflower in her tray and then carrots appear on the swing where she is sitting. When she runs over to her husband and all the vegetables are thrown on the ground, there is no sign of okra or carrots among the fallen vegetables.
  • When Basanthi is being chased by bandits, while crossing the wooden bridge she does a small stunt, she moves the horse cart and breaks down the bridge and moves ahead, so the bandits are forced to take a detour to catch her. Veeru follows them and also find the bridge broken and take a detour. Both Basanti and Veeru are caught by the bandits and Jai rescues them later. While returning after being saved by Jai from Gabbar's den, Veeru, Basanti and Jai are seen crossing the same bridge which is fully intact.