Saturday, 20 October 2012

Sholay.....Bus Naam Hi Kaafi Hai

Today When I was surfing the channels in morning when I caught a flash on Zee Cinema that Sholay will come at 9 PM today. From that time onward it was constantly at the back of my mind and I suffered even 20 mins of "Aan Men at work" so as not to miss  it

This Movie has always been special. The first I heard about this movie was its dialogues  By the time I saw this movie (I was around 8 years old) all the dialogues with background music were much jubani yaad. But with all these dialogues and my love for them, the hype around this movie was too much and when I saw it I was disappointed. I don't know why I didn't like it. But then when I grew up and saw it again I was hooked.

I cannot still believe how there are some people who haven't scene this movie. One of my roommates (this was back in 2006) hadn't seen this movie So when it was coming up she and me sat to watch it. Suddenly after half n hour she just stormed out of the room. I was perplexed and didn't know what just happened. When I went after her and asked her whats wrong, she said that she didn't wanted to watch the movie with me prompting. I didn't know whether to laugh or cry co I never had realized that I was saying each and every dialogue before. Finally I convinced her to come back out again and see the movie. After that I had a hard time to stop muttering even a single line :D

The dialogues are just too good.'Tumhara Naam kya hai Basanti', 'Loha garam hai maar do hathoda', 'Kitane aadami the', 'Holy Kab Hai' and so on..If I start putting down all of them I think I will ran out of space.

So you must have got the gist. I think when you say Bollywood, Sholay, Gabbar, Amitabh are the few things that quickly flashes in my mind.

I still don't know what was the main reason of the success of this film. Its story, Dialogues  Star cast. Everything was at its perfect place. Even the supporting cast was spot on. Surama Bhopali, Angrezon ke jamane ke jailour, Immam sahib, mausiji, ramlaal, samba have been immortalized along with Gabbar, Jai, Veeru, Thakur Saab, Radha, Basanti. Even Dhanno was famous.

All in all an amazing film. I still cant get enough of it and I think I should get back to watching it.

Courtesy - Google

P.S. I love the mouth organ tune which Amitabh Plays. The effect of night, with mountains in distance and Jaya Bacchan putting the lights off one by one in big haveli is just too good. Its such a haunting melody. Its so sad and peaceful at the same time. I had this tune for a long time as my ringtone. Sadly when I lost my phone its gone. Trying real hard to get it back. Currently making do with the title sound track :P