Sholay (, ) is a 1975 Indian action-adventure film written by Salim–Javed, directed by Ramesh Sippy, and produced by his father G. P. Sippy. The film is about two criminals, Veeru and Jai (played by Dharmendra and Amitabh Bachchan respectively), hired by a retired police officer (Sanjeev Kumar) to capture the ruthless dacoit Gabbar Singh (Amjad Khan). Hema Malini and Jaya Bhaduri also star, as Veeru and Jai's love interests, Basanti and Radha, respectively. Sholay is considered a classic and one of the best Indian films. It was ranked first in the British Film Institute's 2002 poll of "Top 10 Indian Films" of all time. In 2005, the judges of the 50th Filmfare Awards named it the Best Film of 50 Years.

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    contentLocation Bengaluru
    director Ramesh Sippy
    editor M. S. Shinde
    genre action adventure comedy crime western
    musicBy Rahul Dev Burman
    producer G. P. Sippy
    productionCompany Sippy Films United Producers
    publisher Sippy Films
    recordedAt Ramanagara
    theme 3d action comedy buddy epic masala musical