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Do Sholay (1977)

  • Release Date1977
  • GenreAction
  • FormatColor
  • LanguageHindi
  • Run Time145 mins
  • Length3657.98 metres
  • Number of Reels15
  • Gauge35mm
  • Censor RatingU
  • Censor Certificate Number83857
  • Certificate Date19/03/1977

Mahatma Gandhi, the father of the nation used to say "No body in the world could invent such a gun which can wipe off the truth". Do Sholay is the story of an Indian village, its joys and sorrow. Parvati's father was a resident of this village. He gave the hand of his daughter to Khushiram, a noble villager refuting the proposal of the notorious Chowdhry Jagat Singh.

To take the revenge of this change after a lapse of some year with the help of his hoodlooms killed Khushiram. But all these years he pretended to be innocence and at times shed crocodile tears Khushiram's family was orphaned. His son Deepu, the lonely child was saved by the kind hearted dacoit Jernail Singh. He tried his utmost to trace the parents of child, but failed. There was no other go than to adopt the child as his own son. Years turned this child into daredevil Shera, the chief of Jernail Singh's band of dacoits.

On the other hand Nirmala, Parvati's daughter finished her medical training course and started her practice in service of the village. She got sympathetic companion in Narendra, who embraced farming after completing its course. He reformed his ancestral lands with the aids of modern farming Narendra won the heart of the villagers.

On the festival of Holi the village was looted by dacoit Chowdhri Jagat Singh, the sarpanch of the village linked Shera's name with these loots and plunderings. But the fact was something else. The villagers were very much upset.

A malang used to give them relief by his songs. But what happened to Jagat Singh the soul behind the whole show.

What "Do Sholay" is?

Who are "Do Sholay"? What is the place where they burst? If you want to solve the puzzle, you have to see with your relations and friends "DO SHOLAY" the real story of the milling and suffering masses of Indian villagers.

(From the official press booklet)