Sholay (1975)

In this Indian action/adventure, Thakur (Sanjeev Kumar) has hired two small-time criminals to do some dirty work for him that he cannot get the police to do. He is a retired police inspector and seeks revenge on a bandit and his gang for… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: December 31, 1975
DVD Release Date: July 13, 1999
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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Ted Shen
Chicago Reader

The plot is formulaic, the camerawork is slapdash, the male bonding borders on camp.

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Sarit Ray
Hindustan Times

Over the years, Sholay has become more than just a movie. It's been celebrated, analysed, formed the subject of dissertations in film and cultural studies.

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David Parkinson
Radio Times

The performances are impressive, especially that of Khan, who steals every scene he is in from his more famous co-stars.

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Mark R. Leeper
Mark Leeper's Reviews

Though it may seem uneven... parts of it are excellent.

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Rachit Gupta

It is the greatest story ever told in Indian cinema.

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Dharmesh Rajput

It's a movie that you can watch again and again, and hardcore Bollywood fans do. But even if you just watch Sholay once, you won't be disappointed.

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Flixster Audience Score: 96% Flixster User Reviews
Wahida K
One of the greatest and unforgetable Bollywood Classics. R.I.P Amjad Uncle. <center>Jab bache rote hain to maa kehti he soja warna Gabbar Singh ajayega.… More
Ken Stachnik
My first Bollywood film. It's pretty badass, a little indulgent at 3+ hours, but that's par for the course with these films. A curry western with… More
Marion Ravenwood
This film is long. I think that if it would have been shorter I would have enjoyied it more.