Reissue movie poster of the epic Hindi film Sholay (1975) for sale.
Featured here for sale is a Sholay original movie poster circulated during a very recent screening of the greatest film ever made in Indian cinema. Printed and circulated very recently, this Sholay Hindi movie poster was originally designed for publicity of a recent re-release of the film but never ended up being used.
Sholay has an unbeaten record for running for over five consecutive years after being released. The film enjoys a cult following in India and its dialogues are often quoted in various media. It is widely believed that Sholay is the highest grossing Indian film of all time when adjusted for inflation, making this Sholay film poster highly collectible!
The greatest villain of all time Amjad Khan who plays the iconic character of Gabbar Singh is seen prominently in this Sholay movie poster along with Dharmendra at the center. The photographic still is taken from the climax of the film. A solo still photograph of superstar Amitabh Bachchan holding a gun is seen alongside in this Sholay original movie poster. A still photograph from the iconic song “Yeh Dosti” is seen at the corner of the poster. Smaller pictures of Dharmendra, Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bhaduri Bachchan, Sanjeev Kumar and Hema Malini are seen on the top of this Sholay poster.
Sholay is the highest grossing film of all time in Indian cinema and unanimously regarded as the greatest film ever made in Bollywood. Declared as the “Film of the Millennium” by BBC India in 1999, Sholay is an unforgettable classic that has become almost synonymous with ‘masala’ in Indian cinema. Its characters such as Jai, Veeru, Basanti, Thakur & Gabbar Singh have been etched into history.
Sholay holds a record of 60 golden jubilees across India, and was the first film in India to celebrate a silver jubilee at over 100 theaters. Sholay was the longest running film in Indian cinema until Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995) broke its record of 286 weeks in 2001. In January 2014 a 3D version of Sholay was released.
The soundtrack of the film composed by R. D. Burman became a stellar success. Songs such as “Yeh Dosti” and “Mehbooba Mehbooba” are fondly remembered and played till today.