|Chalkdust - 2012-06-05 |
"When first released, Sholay opened to a tepid response, but word of mouth convinced the audience to give the film a chance, and soon it became 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. It is the first film in the history of Indian cinema to celebrate a silver jubilee (25 weeks) in over a hundred theaters across India. By some accounts, Sholay is the highest grossing film of all time in Indian cinema when inflation is considered, although such figures are not known with certainty."
"The film will be re-released in 3-D on August 15, 2012."