Ramesh Sippy

  • 'Sholay': Behind the scene photos and stills from deleted scenes March 22, 2014

    "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 younger...
  • 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 March 19, 2014

    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 January 3, 2014

    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 January 3, 2014

    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 released...
  • Sholay in 3D: Amitabh, Dharmendra, Ramesh Sippy recall the memories December 31, 2013

    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 December 19, 2013

    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 December 4, 2013

    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 division...
  • Watch Sholay's deleted climax in which Thakur kills Gabbar October 30, 2013

    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 October 10, 2013

    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. So,...
  • Fourth Estate: The people's watchdog? October 3, 2013

    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 September 26, 2013

    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 organised...
  • Happy 'The Good Road' selected for Oscars: Ramesh Sippy September 25, 2013

    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 film...
  • 'Sholay 3D' to release on Big B's 71st birthday? August 13, 2013

    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 date was...
  • Ramesh Sippy's 'Buniyaad' to be aired for the sixth time July 22, 2013

    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 this serial...
  • Ramesh Sippy: We changed Sholay's climax because of CBFC April 27, 2013

    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 cinema,...
  • HC refuses relief to Ramesh Sippy on 'Sholay 3D' April 2, 2013

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court has rejected the plea of Bollywood producer Ramesh Sippy which sought a stay on production and release of Hindi blockbuster 'Sholay's' 3D version being made by his nephew Sasha. Sippy, the director of 'Sholay', is in dispute with Sasha over the rights of the film which...
  • I'd never remake my dad's films: Rohan Sippy March 28, 2013

    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 never remake...
  • Padma Award: Isn't it too late for Rajesh Khanna? January 28, 2013

    Mumbai: That Rajesh Khanna is being honoured with a Padma Bhushan is a good thing. That he is being honoured after his death is not such a good thing. Why wait for the legends to die before honouring them? Why honour him with a Padma award a good 35 years...
  • Bollywood actor Sridevi bags the Padma award January 26, 2013

    Apart from our own Ramanaidu, three Hindi film biggies have won the Padma awards. The list includes veteran actress Sharmila Tagore, yesteryear's romantic icon late Rajesh Khanna and comedy king late Jaspal Bhatti. While evergreen actress Sridevi, filmmaker Ramesh Sippy and actor Nana Patekar are among the 108 personalities to...
  • Nautanki Saala: Ayushmann, Kunal recreate 'suicide' scene from 'Sholay' January 24, 2013

    Mumbai: Actors Ayushmann Khurrana and Kunal Roy Kapur today turned into the new age 'Jai' and 'Veeru' respectively enacting one of the popular scenes from Ramesh Sippy's blockbuster 'Sholay'. While promoting their upcoming film 'Nautanki Saala' here today, Ayushmann stood on a bill board platform on the busy link road...
  • Rajesh Khanna's name recommended for Padma award November 9, 2012

    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 October 30, 2012

    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 Azmi...
  • Sholay: The scene that made AK Hangal famous August 26, 2012

    New Delhi: Though Avatar Kishan Hangal was in the show business since 1966 but the one scene that made him famous was of 'Sholay'. Directed by Ramesh Sippy, the film was about a dreaded dacoit Gabbar Singh who rules the areas adjacent to Ramgarh. One fine day, Gabbar finds that the...
  • Now I value my wife, health more: Shatrughan Sinha August 3, 2012

    Mumbai: He is now 12 kg lighter, wiser and more health-conscious - veteran actor-politician Shatrughan Sinha, who has been in the hospital since a month, says he is raring to get back to normal, and admits he values his wife and health even more now. "I've never felt better. I am...
  • Excited about Rohan Sippy's film: Ayushmann July 4, 2012

    New Delhi: Ayushmann Khurrana is going places after the success of his debut film "Vicky Donor". The actor has bagged his third project, an untitled rom-com, to be directed by Rohan Sippy. Ayushmann, who is teaming up with Shoojit Sircar and John Abraham for Hamara Bajaj, will begin shooting Sippy's...
  • Sonia Gandhi has invited Esha, Bharat: Hema Malini July 1, 2012

    Mumbai: Hema Malini had invited Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi for her daughter Esha's wedding with Bharat Takhtani. She says that the two couldn't come due to security reasons and that the latter has invited the newly wed couple at her residence. "We had invited PM and...
  • Vancouver bids for hosting 14th IIFA Weekend November 14, 2011

    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 June 2, 2011

    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 been...
  • Ramesh Sippy to direct films again April 20, 2011

    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; when...
  • Our misfortune that Dev saab is upset: Sippy March 24, 2011

    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 song...