Once upon a time in Filmidesh…

Posted in action, Bollywood, Dhallywood, movies, music by jrahman on April 4, 2011

… they took a bunch of classic westerns, added a bit of masala, and the outcome was Sholay.

Actually, it’s unfair to say that Sholay was purely a rip off.  Once upon a time, I used to think it would have been a better movie if all the back stories of Jai and Veeru, or the Veeru-Basanti romance, were cut out.  I don’t think that anymore.  All those typically Bollywood stuff is what makes Sholay a veritable classic.  Without them, it would have been a cheap knock off.

A cheap knock off, is that what Dost Dushman is?  Hmm…  yes, I guess…  I can’t find Jashim as Ghaffar Khan — the Deshi Gabbar Singh — on youtube.  But Shabana as Chumki is much better than Hema Malini as Basanti — judge for yourself.

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