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Sholay: The Making Of A Classic is a captivating saga about the biggest timeless Indian blockbuster which swayed the silver screen for nearly 5 years in the mid-seventies. It chronicles each and every facet of this Ramesh Sippy magnum opus.
Sholay, the very name enthralls all the film aficionados of this nation. In this context, the remark by a renowned film director is noteworthy that Sholay is the watershed between two eras in Bollywood, Sholay BC and Sholay AD.
Sholay: The Making Of A Classic is an endeavor to capture the halo encircling the film. It painstakingly captures all the nitty-gritty behind the film, starting from the conceptualization of the story to the arduous process of casting, moving on to the visualization over two years in a barren, rocky landscape, and finally the first weeks post the film's release across the country.
The book is brimming with intriguing anecdotes such as Danny Dengzongpa's exit from the film, Amjad Khan bagging the role of the nefarious bandit, Gabbar Singh, and the steamy romance between Hema Malini and Dharmendra on the sets. Sholay: The Making Of A Classic was published in the year 2000 to commemorate the silver jubilee of Sholay. Anupama Chopra has been conferred the National Award for 'Best Book on Film' in the Year 2000 for Sholay: The Making Of A Classic.