Not to be Missed

It makes no sense in re-reviewing ‘Sholay’, as there is not much about the movie that is not already legend.

Published: 05th January 2014 11:09 AM  |   Last Updated: 05th January 2014 11:09 AM   |  A+A-


It makes no sense in re-reviewing ‘Sholay’, as there is not much about the movie that is not already legend. Ramesh Sippy’s masterpiece is easily one of the best Hindi films ever made. It owned the box office when it released in 1975 and remains an immortal classic 38 years later. That the film is rated fifth in IMDb’s list of top 100 movies of all time would be rated by many cinebuffs as a gross understatement. Of course, the whole 3D imagery does not really add anything to the film’s already amazing dynamic, but the digitally re-mastered print of this pulsating tale is certainly worth watching. The only differences between the 2D and 3D versions are the action sequences involving bullets which seem to give you the chills when watched in 3D.

This re-release also comes as a reminder to the directors and technicians now ruling the roost with respect to what they should strive for in terms of storytelling, slick editing and pulsating action sequences. It could also do well to remind sound editors how to make an amazing background score.

‘Sholay’ will also show the younger audience what Bollywood in its true avatar can be like. ‘Sholay’, when it released, was easily way ahead of its time. There is no way a remake of it should ever be attempted. Sadly, Ram Gopal Varma dared to what he should never have and ended up filming a remake that would make any ‘Sholay’ fan wince.

The verdict: Please take your children, nephews, nieces and yourselves to watch this movie. ‘Sholay’ on the big screen again SHOULD NOT be missed at any cost. You could just watch the 2D version if you want, but do not miss it at any cost!

Film: Sholay

Director: Ramesh Sippy

Cast: Amitabh Bachchan,Dharmendra,Sanjeev Kumar,Hema Malini,Jaya Bachchan, Amjad Khan


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp