Saturday, March 22, 2014

More Sholay Stills: The train robbery scene

Sholay 3D Premiere Stills

Salim-Javed put on their 3D glasses and unload their differences
Kaalia alias Viju Khote at the premiere

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Sholay Specials: Salim-Javed on Sholay and other things (Video Links)

The  Salim-Javed camaraderie and friendship was more than evident on Rajeev Masand's CNN -IBN interview of the duo post the Sholay 3D release. 

Going down memory lane, Salim Khan revealed how Ramesh Sippy chose Sholay's nebulous idea over Majboor's complete script. The director was looking to make something big and Sholay's initial idea suited Sippy's canvas. The director then gave the go-ahead to the writers to work on Sholay.

It was as the script was been written that Salim-Javed realized that the film can be a huge multi-starrer. For more, hear it from the duo, presented here in four video links:

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Sholay Specials: Salim-Javed on Sholay 3D

Post a week of the historic Sholay 3D release, two iconic Hindi film writers teamed up again to be interviewed by Rajeev Masand on CNN-IBN. 

On asked for his feedback after watching Sholay 3D, Javed Akhtar said and I quote here:

I had not seen the film since...almost 20 years. Many things I had actually forgotten, so it was really an experience.One must say, in total objectivity, leave aside the fact that we were involved in the picture - it doesn't look like an old film! 

Salim Khan adds on and we quote again:

It is an timeless film. Nothing is outdated in this film. Now, when you look back it is no more a film, it is an experience. It has also got its own wonderful story about how it came into existence. It was a mere idea of 15-20 minutes.  

(To be contd.)

Monday, January 20, 2014

Sholay Dialogue Baazi: Loha Garam Hai...

Carpe Diem as they say, seize the day, do away with procrastination! LOHA GARAM HAI,MAAR DO HATODA...

(For full size poster - click HERE)