‘Sholay’ to arrive in 3D on Independence Day!
There is a glad news for fans of the iconic movie – ‘Sholay’. The 3D version of the film would be released on Independence day this year. G P Sippy’s grandson, Shaan Uttam Singh has himself affirmed that news reports of the film making it to the theatres in 3D on August 15, 2012, are indeed true.
‘Sholay’ was produced by G P Sippy and was directed by his son Ramesh Sippy. It starred Dharmendra, Sanjeev Kumar, Hema Malini, Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bhaduri and Amjad Khan. When first released, the film opened to a slow reponse, but eventually it turned out to be a box office phenomenon. It ran for 286 weeks straight (more than five years) in a theatre in Mumbai and achieved a still-standing record of 60 golden jubilees (50 consecutive weeks) across India.
The film that is considered by the Encyclopaedia of Hindi cinema to be among the greatest films in Indian cinema was released on August 15, way back in 1975.
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