Critics Consensus

No consensus yet.



Total Count: 10


Audience Score

User Ratings: 8,224
User image

Sholay Photos

Movie Info

In this Indian action/adventure, Thakur (Sanjeev Kumar) has hired two small-time criminals to do some dirty work for him that he cannot get the police to do. He is a retired police inspector and seeks revenge on a bandit and his gang for mutilating him, murdering his family, and terrorizing the poor of his region. Veeru and Jai are agreeable, and soon the gangleader, Gabbar, and his henchmen have reason to regret their previous behavior.


Critic Reviews for Sholay

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (3)

Audience Reviews for Sholay

  • Dec 22, 2009
    One of the greatest and unforgetable Bollywood Classics. R.I.P Amjad Uncle.
    Jab bache rote hain to maa kehti he soja warna Gabbar Singh ajayega.
    saab mene aap ka namak khaya he Ab Gholi Kha
    TRIVIA:: This film was directly inspired by the spaghetti westerns of Sergio Leone, by Akira Kurosawa's Shichinin no samurai, Bandidos (1967) among others. Some critics at the time even began calling it a curry western. Amitabh Bachchan was almost killed at the end of the movie when a stray bullet from 'Dharmendra' missed him by inches.
    Wahida K Super Reviewer
  • Jun 30, 2008
    This film is long. I think that if it would have been shorter I would have enjoyied it more.
    Marion R Super Reviewer
  • Jun 18, 2007
    My first Bollywood film. It's pretty badass, a little indulgent at 3+ hours, but that's par for the course with these films. A curry western with heavy American influences has a little bit of everything. Suspense, Slapstick, Romance, Singing and Violent Bloodshed India's first 70mm film.
    Ken S Super Reviewer
  • Jan 09, 2007
    Old Indian classic, well-built, well directed and well acted by everyone in this movie. It's a real classic. I just love Late Amjad Khan. I don't think anyone could have acted better than him.
    Muhammad O Super Reviewer

Sholay Quotes

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

News & Features