Movies are the most popular form of entertainment now a days. People from all walks of life go to cinema halls and multiplexes to watch movies and now with the advent of CD, DVD and video, we enjoy the movies at the comfort of our homes.

 

Our film industry is the largest in the world with a large number of films being made every year in almost all regional languages. Films are made on different themes. There are family dramas, comedies, tragedies, thrillers and so on.

 

The film I have liked the most is Sholay. Released on August 15, 1975, Sholay is one of the biggest blockbusters in Bollywood history. Though the film was released more than thirty years ago, it is as much liked today as it was during those times. Whenever and wherever re-released, sholay runs housefull. Inspite of being an action packed film, it has its own emotional and soft angle as well. Comedy has been so cleverly mixed with action and violence that the end result becomes absolutely outstanding. Special effects have been used in photography and the famous train robbery scene matches the best in the world. Probably it is the first film i the history of Bollywood where the characters and their dialogues have become as popular as the film itself. No matter big or small, all the actors have done complete justice with their respective roles. Needless to say that the strong performances of the actors was responsible for the success of the film however, the fact is that every single dapartment of the film has performed the role it was assigned. Be it music, photography, direction, editing or acting, every single aspect of the film was outstanding.

 

The negative roll of Gabbar played by Amjad khan is the central character of the movie. Even today the popularity of Gabbar remains unmatched. While Gabbar Singh was both loved and hated by the audience, Amjad Khan established himself as a successful actor in the film industry. The storyline of Sholay and the performances of Amitabh Bachchan, Dharmendra, Jaya Bhaduri, Hema Malini, Sanjeev Kumar, Asrani, Jagdeep and all others remain  unforgettable in the hearts of thousands of film lovers like me who enjoy watching the Sholay time and again.

 

Even today the climax of the film remains so different and unique that it touches my heart everytime I watch it. Amitabh Bachchan was simply brilliant in the death scene and equal credit goes to the direction as well. It was one of the best performances of Amitabh Bachchan ever. Films like Sholay which are touching and absorbing to such an extent are not made and seen every day.

If you are also a die hard Sholay fan like me, please don't forget to comment on the article. thanks!

 


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