Is Sholay copied from Hollywood?

Is Sholay copied from Hollywood?

Guru Dutt’s debut Baazi was inspired by the Rita Hayworth starrer Gilda (1946), while Sholay is widely called an ‘Indian curry Western film’, with inspiration from seven Hollywood films including – Once Upon A Time In The West (1968), Spaghetti Westerns, The Wild Bunch (1969), Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (1973) and …

Where was Sholay train scene shot?

The train robbery sequence, shot on the Bombay–Poona railway route near Panvel, took more than 7 weeks to complete. Sholay was the first Indian film to have a stereophonic soundtrack and to use the 70 mm widescreen format.

Is Sholay based on a true story?

Some of the characters of Sholay were based on Salim-Javed’s real friends. There was also a real life Soorma, after wich Jagdeep’s character Soorma Bhopali was named. He was a forest officer from Bhopal and an acquaintance of Jagdeep.

Was Sholay shot in black and white?

The actor shared a black and white picture from the sets where he can be seen rehearsing a scene with his co-star Dharmendra. Amitabh and Dharmendra played two best buddies Jai and Veeru that has become a sort of legend in folklore.

Is Sholay a remake?

Interestingly, despite its immense popularity, ‘Sholay’ has not been remade in any of the southern languages yet. The perplexing nature of this situation is magnified further by the fact that quite a few popular and successful Hindi films, which were released in the 1970’s, have been remade down south.

Is Sholay based on Seven Samurai?

Sholay (1975), a “Curry Western” Indian film written by Salim–Javed (Salim Khan and Javed Akhtar) and directed by Ramesh Sippy, has a plot that was loosely styled after Seven Samurai. Sholay became the most commercially successful Indian film and revolutionized Bollywood.

Is Sholay hit or flop?

Sholay is one of the highest-grossing Bollywood films of 1975, the movie was released on 15 August 1975. Read here Sholay Box office Collection, Sholay Hit or Flop….Sholay Hit or Flop:

Budget ₹ 3Cr
Overseas Gross ₹ 15.00 Cr
Worldwide Gross ₹ 35 Cr
Final Verdict All-time blockbuster

How many days Sholay run in theaters?

Sholay – 286 weeks Released on 15th August 1975, the film broke all records for continuous showings in numerous theatres across the country and ran for more than five years in Minerva Theatre, Mumbai. Second highest, shown for 286 weeks.