Awardee- Ramesh Sippy


Original Title : Sholay
Country : India
Language : Hindi
Year : 1975
Runtime : 162 min
Director : Ramesh Sippy

Festivals & Awards

Filmfare Awards


A retired police officer, Thakur Baldev Singh gets two convicts, Jai and Veeru, to capture Gabbar Singh, a bandit chief who has been terrorising the small village of Ramgarh. Gabbar had massacred Thakur's entire family and even had his arms cut off. Unable to take revenge himself, Thakur recruits Jai and Veeru, both small time crooks. Both agree to capture Gabbar Singh live and hand him over to Baldev Singh. However, things do not go as planned. Veeru falls for the local horse carriage driver Basanti; and Jai starts to have romantic feelings for Thakur's widowed daughter-in-law, Radha. To make matters worse, Gabbar has sworn to kill both Jai and Veeru, and holds Basanti as a hostage, to lure them to him. But Jai and Veeru plan the whole thing carefully and with their wit, that no bandit could outwit the two.

Director’s Biography

Ramesh Sippy