Yet another Sholay

The whole Sholay team including the director Ramesh Sippy never thought that the movie will become a cult film which will be remade in future. No, I am not talking about Ram Gopal Varma’s version of the movie, but about a small-time producer Shailindra Sen’s “Malwa Ke Sholay”.

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This version will be a comic take on the blockbuster. The producer also claims that his version is a “socially relevant” take on the film. In this version ‘Gabbar’ falls in love with Basanti, who has to succumb to his adances. After returning home she is ostracized by her home and community. “Indian society from the epic age of Ramayan, has never accepted back women if they happen to spend one night away from home. The issue is serious but it has been given a comic treatment to make the story hilarious for people who are generally stressed and there is not a single scene of violence in it,” says Sen. The movie will be ready by the end of the World Cup. So let’s see this version before we see RGV’s or Ekta Kapoor’s version of Sholay!

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