Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Coming Soon: Ramgarh Resort & Spa!

Naach, Basanti, Naach!

Scheduled to open on August 2011,the Ramgarh Resort & Spa will bring Sholay back to life again at Ramnagaram, the now famous location where most of the film was shot. At least that is what a newspaper report by Saritha Rai in The Indian Express says.

Set to be the first resort to be based on a Hindi movie, the Resort & Spa will cover over 6.6 acres of rocky terrain. As Rai informs us - A hostess dressed as Basanti could lead guests in the restaurants Gabbar ka Adda or Thakur ki Haveli. A masseur dressed as Gabbar Singh could give a visitor a soothing massage at the spa, which stands at the spot where a thrilling horse chase was filmed for the movie.

Last heard, the resort owners were searching for a Thakur Baldev Singh look-alike, for the post of the resort manager. Guests would be able to indulge in rappelling, horse-riding and games centred around the movie. 

One hurdle could be the copyright issues, as the Sippy's have always been against the misuse of their brand.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Samba is no more...

Mac Mohan, who played the 'perched high on the rock, I will answer Gabbar's questions' dacoit - the much-celebrated Samba died of cancer on May 10, 2010 at Kokilaben Dhirubhani Ambani Hospital in Mumbai. He was 71.

Born Mohan Makhijaney, Mac Mohan acted in over 175 films, in a career spanning 46 years. But the one role that he will always be remembered for:

Gabbar: Are O Samba kitne inaam rake hai sarkar hum par?
Samba: Poore pachas hazaar! 
Gabbar: Suna! Poore pachaas hazaar!

May another Sholayite rest in peace....