Film Series

Saturday, March 22, 2008
Non-Western Westerns

Part of Non-Western Westerns

Date + Time

Saturday, March 22, 2008
3:00 p.m.

Location

Phyllis Wattis Theater

Overview

Sholay, Ramesh Sippy, 1975, 162 min.

Sholay is Bollywood's landmark contribution to the Western genre. It remains the highest-grossing film in the history of Hindi cinema and was declared "film of the millennium" by BBC India in 1999. The film tells the story of a former cop who hires two ex-cons to eradicate a gang of bandits. Sholay stands out for its astonishing landscape cinematography and absence of the family themes characteristic of many Hindi films; it might be most recognized, however, for the degree of pure evil embodied by the bandit chief Gabbar Singh (Amjad Khan).

Admission + Ticketing

$5 general, students, and seniors; free for SFMOMA members or with museum admission (requires free ticket, which can be picked up in the Haas Atrium). Tickets are available at the Museum (with no surcharge) or online.

Film at SFMOMA is generously supported by the Phyllis C. Wattis
Foundation and Carla Emil and Rich Silverstein.

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