Showing posts with label sholay. Show all posts
Showing posts with label sholay. Show all posts

Friday, 19 July 2019

The Deleted Scenes of Sholay

Sholay is more than just a film. It is one film nobody ever forgets.This legendary film came into being after a lot of cuts and chops and what stood in front us was a portion of a genius film. Say for example this scene where you can see Amitabh Bachchan and Dharmendrahaving food at a dhaba. This was kept aside from the final cut.
Here's one more deleted scene for you to check out...

Unreleased end of Sholay

Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Ramesh Sippy - Always wanted to do Big

Ramesh Sippy, the director of Sholay is the son of the great producer and filmmaker G P Sippy. His head was full of ideas. He desperately wanted to do something different.He was 6 years old when he visited the sets of the film Sazaa, his father's first film, Since then his fascination for cinema begun.
He worked in both the production and direction departments in films like Johar-Mehmood in Goa and Mere Sanam, which his father was producing. He worked for 7 years as an assistant before becoming the director of Andaz, in 1971 which starred Shammi KapoorHema Malini and Rajesh Khanna in lead roles and was a box office success.

 His second film Seeta Aur Geeta (1972), featuring Hema Malini playing dual roles was highly successful and propelled Malini to superstardom. However, it was his 1975 blockbuster film, Sholay's blockbuster success which catapulted him to one of the most successful directors in Indian cinema.

After the Sholay, Ramesh went on to Direct "Shaan" in 1980 and this time also Film was with stars like Amitabh Bachchan, Shashi Kapoor, Sunil Datt, Shatrughan Sinha, Bindya Goswami and Parveen Bobi but like the Sholay's Gabbar Singh highlight of the Film was the "Shakal" a villain role played by Kulbhushan Kharbanda. "Shaan" proved a milestone film for Mazhar Khan for his role of "Abdul" in the film but this film has also established Ramesh Sippy as the Director of Star.

His next film was Shakti in 1982, he brought two most popular stars and actors in his Film, the veteran actor Dilip Kumar and Amitabh Bachchan. The film was moderately successful at the box office. After that, he went on to bring back the teenage silver screen romance of Rishi Kapoor & Dimple Kapadia [Debut Film Bobby] in the Film "Sagar" released in 1985 and looked at the comeback Film of Dimple.
The filmmaker is also responsible for giving Indian television one of its all-time classics in the form of Buniyaad (1986). Made roughly a decade after Sholay, it was a TV series that revolved around the Partition of India in 1947 and its consequences. 

Friday, 14 September 2018

G P Sippy- A carpet merchant to the maker of Sholay

Gopaldas Parmanand Sippy started off as a carpet merchant, turned a construction magnate and then plunged into filmmaking in 1951 with the Dev Anand film Sazaa. In a career spanning over five decades, Sippy had produced 17 films and directed six. In his heydays, he was known as Mr Blockbuster. But Sholay remains his landmark best.

He made Shahenshah in 1953, which was India's first full-length Gevacolor film and India's third full-length colour film. The film was made at a budget of Rs. 3 million and was made in 14 months.. After that, he made 12 O Clock with Guru Dutt and Waheeda Rehman in 1958.
He got the real big success with Mere Sanam (1965). starring Asha ParekhBiswajeetPranRajendra Nath and Mumtaz. The film was a hit at the box office, especially because of the musical score by Majrooh SultanpuriO.P. Nayyar and the Asha Bhonsle-Mohammed Rafi combination. 
In 1968 released his super hit film The film stars Shammi KapoorRajshreePranMumtazJagdeepSachin and Asit Sen. The music was by Shankar Jaikishan. The film became a box office hit and won several awards, including Filmfare Best Movie Award 
The next year in 1969 his another hit film Bandhan starring Rajesh Khanna and Mumtaz.released. 
It received five out of five stars in the Bollywood guide Collections and grossed 2,80,00,000 at the box office in 1969.
The next milestone film was Andaz 1971, it was directed by his son Ramesh Sippy and with this film emerged Salim Javed. Followed this super hit film another super duper hit came to Seeta Aur Geeta in 1972, once again directed by his son Ramesh Sippy and screenplay by Salim Javed.
In 1975 released the magnum opus Sholay all-time hit film. Once again directed by Ramesh Sippy and screenplay by Salim Javed. It was a big budget film Ramesh Sippy said in an interview that he did not have enough money to finance the film at that time and had to depend on his father late GP Sippy for it. He added it was pure luck that he asked for Rs 1 crore and got Rs 3 crore as his dad had just had a hit with Seeta Aur Geeta.
He continued to produced films till Hamesha 1997, in between he gave us films like  Shaan (1980), Saagar (1985), Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman 1992.
He remained the President of the Film Federation of India (FFI) for many years, first 1972 - 73, 1985 – 86 and then 1988 - 1992. He was the Chairman of the Film and TV Producers Guild of India for several years and won the Filmfare Award in 1968 and 1982.
 He died on December 25, 2007 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
Song of Sazaa 1951

Song of Marine Drive (1955)

Song of 12 O'Clock (1958)

Song of Bhai-Bahen (1959)

Song of Mere Sanam (1965)

Song of Brahmachari (1968)

Song of Andaz (1971)

Song of Seeta Aur Geeta (1972)

Song of  Sholay (1975)

Song of  Saagar (1985)