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Total Votes: 28
Release Date 15 August, 1975
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Budget N/A
Box Office India ₹15 crores
Box Office Worldwide ₹30 crores
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Sholay is the epic story of two friends, Jai & Veeru. They have shown every possible definition of love & friendship throughout the film. There are many twists & turns shown in a very interesting way which keeps the audience engaged. It is must watch movie.

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Day-wise Box Office Collections

First Day₹0.10 crores
Saturday₹0.09 crores
Sunday₹0.12 crores
First Weekend₹0.31 crores
First Week₹0.95 crores
Lifetime India (net)₹15 crores
Worldwide Gross₹30 crores
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True Adj Domestic Net ₹903 (
) crores
True Adj Worldwide Gross ₹1806 (
) crores

Movie Reception

On its arrival at the box office, Sholay didn't receive positive reviews from the critics. Due to this, it performed poorly in the first two weeks in the theatres. However, after the positive word of mouth from the audience, it witnessed a jump in its collection and picked the pace.

After gaining a momentum at the box office, it soon emerged as the highest grossing film of 2017. Sholay witnessed the longest theatrical run for 286 weeks which was later broken by the Hindi movie, Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge. Because of its re-release for several times, Sholay's overall collection increased further and it enjoys a great place in the list of highest grossing Indian films of all time.

Full Cast & Characters

Sanjeev KumarThakur Baldev Singh
Hema MaliniBasanti
Amitabh BachchanJai
Jaya BhaduriRadha, Thakur's daughter-in-law
Amjad KhanGabbar Singh
Satyen KappuRamlaal
A.K. HangalRahim Chacha
Jagdeepa comical wood trader
Leela MishraMausi
Keshto MukherjeeHariram
Mac MohanSambha
Viju KhoteKaalia
IftekharInspector Khurana, Radha's Father
Helenspecial appearance in song "Mehbooba Mehbooba"
Jalal Aghaa special appearance in song "Mehbooba Mehbooba"

Fun Facts & Triva

  • Although Sholay is a popular film of all time, it failed to receive many awards in the award functions.
  • Dharmendra dropped the plan of playing Thakur Baldev Singh when he found that the actor Sanjeev Kumar has feelings for the actress, Hema Malini. At that time, Dharmendra too was in love with Hema Malini.
  • Initially, Amzad Khan's voice was rejected for the role of Gabbar Singh.
  • "Sambha" character of the movie comes to picture due to the usage of the word by Amzad Khan for one of his friends.
  • The suicide scene of Dharmendra from a village water tank was inspired by the real-life incident in life.
  • The actor, Dharmendra played his role in the film without putting on any makeup for even a single scene.
  • Shatrughan Singh was selected to play the role of Jai in the film but the actor Dharmendra recommended the name of Amitabh Bachchan for the character of Jai in the movie.
  • Due to the busy schedule of the actor, Denny Dengzompa, the role of Gabbar Singh was given to Amzad Khan in the film.