Sholay, when I think of this movie, it produces an electric feeling inside my veins. The movie, arguably the greatest Bollywood masala movie ever made, is truly a phenomenon in itself. Even almost four decades after initially hitting the theatres in 1975, the movie’s dialogues and characters are still fresh in public’s minds. What made the movie such a big hit?
The best thing which created the massive appeal for this movie amongst the audiences was the strong characters in the story. Every major character was unique and had a story to tell. The dialogues in the movie were dramatic and penetrating. Even today, many of the dialogues are used in many ways in Indian acting spheres.
The movie was also very fast moving, with not a second of dullness or stagnation at any point. You would feel energetic and charged throughout the course of the three and a half hour marathon. It had great comedy, great dialogues, great acting, great songs, the extreme dramatism synonymous with Bollywood movies. All this touched a chord with the Indian public. And in what way!
Undoutedly the greatest Bollywood movie ever made, with no close second. There will never be another Sholay!