Ramesh Sippy

  • 'Sholay': Behind the scene photos and stills from deleted scenes 22-03-2014 10:58 AM

    "Holi kab hai...kab hai holi?" Anyone and everyone who has grown up on a steady diet of Bollywood films will know that this cult dialogue is from the hit '70s film 'Sholay'. The film, which was re-released in theatres in 3D earlier this year, saw a renewed interest in the...
  • Watch: Shah Rukh hugs Gauri, then dunks her in a coloured pool of water in this video from a private Holi party in the '90s 19-03-2014 08:59 AM

    This video from the mid-90s, uploaded by Lehren Retro, captures a young Shah Rukh Khan and wife Gauri Khan dancing with abandon at a Holi party. Celebrities such as, Chunky Pandey, Monica Bedi, Vinod Kambli, Annu Kapoor, Ramesh Sippy and Rakesh Roshan, among others, are dipping each other in a...
  • How much do you know about Jai, Veeru and Gabbar? Take this 'Sholay' quiz 03-01-2014 02:22 PM

    New Delhi: 'Sholay' has been re-released in the theatres in 3D format. Directed by Ramesh Sippy, the film features Amitabh Bachchan, Dharmendra, Amjad Khan and sanjeev Kumar in the lead roles. How much do you know about this legendary film? Take this quiz to find it out. ...
  • 'Sholay 3D' Tweet Review: Relive the cult classic on the big screen 03-01-2014 01:23 PM

    New Delhi: Director Ramesh Sippy's 'Sholay' is probably the most cherished film in the history of Indian cinema. Each and every character of the film has become legendary now. They have been copied and reproduced on screen several times, but their original charm is still intact. The film was first...
  • Sholay in 3D: Amitabh, Dharmendra, Ramesh Sippy recall the memories 31-12-2013 12:09 PM

    It is probably Hindi cinema's most celebrated film ever, and soon Sholay will be released in 3D on the January 3. As fans eagerly await the release, here is the dream team of Amitabh Bachhchan, Dharmendra and Ramesh Sippy talk about the film. ...
  • 'Sholay 3D' trailer: Gabbar's thunderous laugh can still scare you 19-12-2013 01:04 PM

    New Delhi: The producers have released the trailer of 'Sholay 3D'. The original was released in 1975. Directed by Ramesh Sippy, the film featured Amitabh Bachchan, Dharmendra, Hema Malini and Amjad Khan in important roles. The film's 3D version will be released on January 3, 2014. ...
  • HC rejects Ramesh Sippy's plea to stay Sholay's 3D release 04-12-2013 02:08 PM

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court rejected Bollywood producer Ramesh Sippy's plea seeking a stay on the release of Sholay's 3D version made by his nephew Sasha over a copyright dispute. In a notice of motion on his suit against Sasha and others, Sippy had recently filed an appeal before a...
  • Watch Sholay's deleted climax in which Thakur kills Gabbar 30-10-2013 02:59 PM

    New Delhi: Director Ramesh Sippy wanted to end 'Sholay' in a more intense way but the Central Board of Film Censors (now known as Central Board of Film Certification) objected to the violence shown on the screen, so he ultimately decided to change the climax. In the original climax, Thakur...
  • 'Sholay 3D' to be released in January 2014 10-10-2013 12:06 PM

    New Delhi: The 3D version of the 1975 Bollywood classic 'Sholay', which was slated to release on megastar Amitabh Bachchan's 71st birthday Friday, is now likely to release in January 2014. The makers wanted a 'four-week window' for the film. "We have requested cinemas to give us a four-week window....
  • Fourth Estate: The people's watchdog? 03-10-2013 06:28 PM

    Debate over media and its role in society - Is it a watchdog or a fight over TRPs. ...
  • Amitabh Bachchan helped restore Charlie Chaplin film: Ramesh Sippy 26-09-2013 09:32 AM

    Mumbai: 'Floor Walker', a film by Charlie Chaplin, has been restored and will be showcased at the 15th edition of the Mumbai Film Festival starting Oct 17 here. Amitabh Bachchan helped in the restoration work by providing financial support. The eight-day fest is being presented by Reliance Entertainment and is...
  • Happy 'The Good Road' selected for Oscars: Ramesh Sippy 25-09-2013 05:24 PM

    New Delhi: Filmmaker Ramesh Sippy supports the selection of Gyan Correa's Gujarati film 'The Good Road' as India's official entry for the Oscars and expects support from the film fraternity. The movie left behind other contenders like 'The Lunchbox', 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag', 'English Vinglish', 'Vishwaroopam', Malayalam film 'Celluloid' and Bengali...
  • 'Sholay 3D' to release on Big B's 71st birthday? 13-08-2013 10:16 AM

    New Delhi: The 3D version of the 1975 Bollywood classic 'Sholay' will release on megastar Amitabh Bachchan's 71st birthday Oct 11, said a source. The movie, famous for the bond of friendship between characters Jai and Veeru, essayed flawlessly by icons Amitabh and Dharmendra, is being revived in 3D. "The...
  • Ramesh Sippy's 'Buniyaad' to be aired for the sixth time 22-07-2013 12:11 PM

    Mumbai: The popular drama series 'Buniyaad' that aired on Doordarshan 27 years ago is all set to be aired for the sixth time. Filmmaker Ramesh Sippy is happy about this and hopes it will be equally liked by today's generation. Sippy co-directed the series with Jyoti Sarup. "I hope that...
  • Ramesh Sippy: We changed Sholay's climax because of CBFC 27-04-2013 06:18 PM

    New Delhi: Filmmaker Ramesh Sippy was not happy with the way his magnum opus 'Sholay' ended as he had to re-shoot the climax after the censor board objected to the violence in the original scene. Taking part in a debate on the use of cuss words and onscreen violence in...
  • I'd never remake my dad's films: Rohan Sippy 28-03-2013 10:46 AM

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Rohan Sippy, son of renowned producer-director Ramesh Sippy, doesn't want to remake any of his father's films. Ramesh Sippy is known for his memorable films 'Seeta Aur Geeta', 'Sholay', 'Shakti' and 'Saagar', among others. "I would always like to do original films. My wish is that I should...
  • Rajesh Khanna's name recommended for Padma award 09-11-2012 11:19 PM

    New Delhi: Bollywood's first superstar Rajesh Khanna, who was not considered for Padma awards during his lifetime, could get one posthumously. The Information and Broadcasting Ministry is understood to have recommended Khanna's name for Padma Vibhushan under the arts category to the Home Ministry. Names of filmmaker Ramesh Sippy and...
  • Bollywood calls for revamp of certification rules 30-10-2012 10:59 AM

    New Delhi: Members of the film fraternity today erupted into a debate about the process of film certification in the country, calling for a revamp in the constitution of the CBFC and The Cinematograph Act of 1952. Industry stalwarts like Mukesh Bhatt, Ramesh Sippy, Shyam Benegal, Sudhir Mishra and Shabana...
  • Vancouver bids for hosting 14th IIFA Weekend 14-11-2011 04:27 PM

    Mumbai:Christy Clark, the Premier of British Columbia, a province in Canada, today invited the International Indian Film Academy to celebrate the 14th IIFA Weekend and Awards in the city of Vancouver in 2013. In a meet and greet with members from film fraternity including IIFA Advisory Board members, President of...
  • Court complaint against 'Dum Maro Dum' song 02-06-2011 02:17 PM

    Jaipur: A complaint has been filed in a court in Rajasthan's Jodhpur city against Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone and makers of Dum Maaro Dum for an alleged indecent and obscene dance number in the Hindi film. The movie's director Rohan Sippy, producer Ramesh Sippy and music director Pritam Chakraborty have...
  • Ramesh Sippy to direct films again 20-04-2011 12:16 PM

    Filmmaker Ramesh Sippy, who donned the director's hat 16 years ago for Zamana Deewana, is planning to go behind the camera soon. "Now I think it's important that I take a step in that direction again and I'll try that something like this happens. We are working on a script;...
  • Our misfortune that Dev saab is upset: Sippy 24-03-2011 03:37 PM

    Mumbai: Dev Anand is upset with the makers of the forthcoming movie Dum Maaro Dum for using his cult song of the same title in it. Producer Ramesh Sippy has clarified it was an issue of timing and it's their misfortune that the legend is upset with them. The popular...
  • Producers want peace in the copyright issue 30-12-2010 11:01 AM

    Mumbai: Mukesh Bhatt, Ramesh Sippy and a few others came together to announce the deferring of January 6 strike. Bollywood producers had earlier proposed to going on strike on January 6th in protest over the proposed amendment to the Copyright act that makes it compulsory for the producers to share...
  • B'wood Blockbusters: 'Sholay', a classic film 15-08-2010 05:05 PM

    Ramesh Sippy's blockbuster Sholay was released on August 15, 1975. ...
  • Why 'Sholay' still works 15-08-2010 02:46 PM

    New Delhi: It drew its inspiration from multiple Hollywood movies but went on to become the quintessential Indian film, perfectly balancing drama and tragedy, romance and violence, comedy and action. This August 15 it will be 35 years since Sholay was released – three decades and more of Gabbar, Jai,...
  • 'Sholay is the mother of Indian cinema' 14-08-2010 09:10 PM

    Ram Gopal Varma was under lot of criticism when he attempted to remake Ramesh Sippy's Sholay. He went ahead and made Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag with Amitabh Bachchan playing the role of 'Gabbar Singh'. The film bombed at the box-office and Ramu learned the hard way that Sholay can...