Lata - Haan Jab Tak Hai Jaan - Sholay [1975]

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"Sholay" (Hindi: , Urdu: ) (English: Embers) is an Indian film directed by Ramesh Sippy. It is the biggest hit in the history of Bollywood, India's Hindi film industry. Released on August 15, 1975, it stars Dharmendra, Sanjeev Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan, Hema Malini, Jaya Bhaduri and Amjad Khan. The movie, shot in the rocky terrain of Ramanagara (actual village in Karnataka), is the story of two hired hands, trying to capture a ruthless dacoit by the name of Gabbar Singh. Sholay is the highest grossing film of all time in Indian cinema. It has earned Rs. 768,81,00000, equivalent to US$ 160 million, after adjusting for inflation. When first released, the film was declared a commercial disaster. Word of mouth convinced movie-goers to give the film a chance and soon it became a box-office phenomenon. It ran for 286 weeks straight (more than five years) in one Mumbai theatre, the Minerva. Sholay racked up a still-record 60 golden jubilees across India and doubled its original gross over reruns during the late 1970s, 1980s, 1990s and early 2000s.[3] Sholay was the first film in the history of Indian cinema to celebrate silver jubilee (25 weeks) at over a hundred theaters across India. In 1999, BBC India declared it the "Film of the Millennium";Indiatimes movies ranks the movie amongst the Top 25 Must See Bollywood Films. In that same year, the judges of the 50th annual Filmfare awards awarded it with a special award called Filmfare Best Film of 50 Years. The film was ...

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