608 College St, Toronto, ON M6G 1B4, Canada
Date and time: June 26 - Doors 6:30PM - Film 7:00PM
Series: Sanghum, Regional Cinemas of India
Title: Sholay (Embers/Fire/Flames)
Ramesh Sippy’s SHOLAY is widely celebrated as one of the greatest Hindi films of all times. A standout within the canon of Bollywood blockbusters, it inspired the distinctly Indian ‘Masala Western’ subgenre, squeezing itself somewhere in between the stylistic and narrative legacies of Sergio Leone and Akira Kurosawa. The film, an opera-like spectacle of last-man-standing showdowns, slapstick comedy, forbidden love, family drama, and unflinching heroism, tells the tale of two ride-or-die outlaws Jai and Veeru, hired by a retired police officer to track down the villainous bandit, Gabbar Singh and restore peace to his rural farming village.
Let's join together and celebrate the best of Bollywood, from the young and rugged Amitabh Bachchan in bell-bottomed all-denim outfits to R D Burman’s psychedelic tabla soundscape. This film has got everything you didn’t know you wanted.
Sanghum Film Series is generously co-sponsored by our friends at Pleasure Dome and co-presented with Reel Asian Film Festival.