Sholay’s 3D dreams shattered

Sholay’s 3D dreams shattered
‘With the Sippys involved in a family tussle, Subhash Ghai and Deepa Sahi might never get to complete their project

Sholay was going to be converted into 3D. However, Mukta Arts that had been working with Ketan Mehta’s Maya Digital on turning this project into a reality, has washed its hands off it. Mukta Arts, that holds a stake in Maya Digital is reportedly, put off by the legal hassles that the Sippy family is currently embroiled in.

This is the second project from the Sippys that has run into rough weather owing to the problems in their family. Earlier, producer GP Sippy’s son Suresh raised an objection against GP Sippy’s grandsons Sascha and Shaan, claiming that they had no right to license the remake rights of Seeta Aur Geeta to Sunil Bohra (Mumbai Mirror, February 7, 2011).’

‘Suresh has raised an objection this time around as well. While Sascha Sippy remained unavailable for comment, Suresh Sippy told Mumbai Mirror, “How can Ghai convert Sholay into 3D when we Sippys are in a legal conflict? My lawyer spoke to Ghai and told him about the same. And well, I don’t know anything about Maya Digital’s plans. Negative kahan hai unke paas? Yes, Sascha has the rights of Sholay but I also sent a message across to Sascha not to entertain any such proposals.”

However, Ramesh Sippy, the director of Sholay doesn’t seem to have any problem with the licensing. a source close to the family revealed, “Mr Ramesh Sippy is out from the family business after our film Brashtachar released in 1989.”

When contacted, Mukta Arts’s head honcho Subhash Ghai said, “I am not associated with Sholay getting converted into 3D. I am just a stakeholder in Maya Digital. As far as I am concerned, the matter ended some six months ago.”

When asked whether he was still pursuing the conversion of Sholay into 3D, Ketan Mehta said, “I don’t want to talk about this at all.” His wife Deepa Sahi too excused herself, saying, “We are working on ten projects and we at Maya Digital have a Non-Disclosure agreement on all of them.”‘


  1. Author
    aryan 8 years ago

    Sholay 3D Official Trailer

  2. Reddemon 8 years ago

    Looks good But is it necessary to release it in 3D now? We all know what happend to Titanic 3D.

  3. yakuza 8 years ago

    Harsh Jain ‏@Harsh_sanman 2m
    @VIVECKVASWANI correct sir! I am told that we released Sholay in the 2nd run and it did more business than the 1st run!

  4. yakuza 8 years ago

    Watched the promo many times and still spell bind .. who can believe this is 1975 Bollywood movie ?? Still looks so much ahead of contemporaries .. and absolute grand entertainment.

  5. yakuza 8 years ago

    Any reason why u didn’t create separate post for promo and posters ?? You do this for all new releases.

    • sputnik 8 years ago

      It’s technically not a new release. Its like Mughal-e-Azam or that Dev Anand movie which was colored. The difference here is that they are now releasing in 3D.

      Anyways would have created a new post when you asked but the pictures from your link were not showing up yesterday. I thought those pictures were removed. Its a bit late now for a new post as all comments are on this post.

  6. Anajanpur685Miles 8 years ago

    So 3D means bullet, fire, wooden pieces after a bomb blast, etc etc coming straight on your face.

    What a poor trick.

    • yakuza 8 years ago

      3D is just an excuse to see Sholay on big screen once again … who cares 3D or 2D ?? It will release in 2D as well.

  7. Baba 8 years ago

    i agree with sputnik, if there is a generation who has not seen this film, they will probably mistake this trailer for some B grade masala film of yesteryear. its a pity because sholay is extremely watchable and has something in it for every audience.

    • yakuza 8 years ago

      You are assuming too much .. I don’t see any teen around me who reacts like this after seeing promo, in fact they are pretty surprise to see such amazingly fine quality from 1975 movie.

      • Baba 8 years ago

        look at the way amitabh, dharmendra are introduced and the snippets used throughout. sholay is a far better film than what this promo suggests.

  8. John Galt 8 years ago


    Even though I agree with you, that its unnecessary to release a movie like Sholay in 3D format. but its the second part of your comment that shocked.. Yes We all know what happened to Titanic 3D- It earned close 350 million dollars.

  9. John Galt 8 years ago

    Saw the promo– Don’t know why they had to change the background score- even if they had to– why such a lame one.

    Btw Sputnik,

    I dont agree with cilemasnob’s credit post..everyone knows what and who Sholay is about…The younger generation who don’t know are more or less going to give it a miss anyways….Even if they do go for it..they dont care who GP Sippy or Ramesh Sippy is…Its more for the people who already are experienced with the impact of Sholay, who will go and watch it..

    The credit part is simply BS. Btw, You can see some sippys involved in the producer section too…they could have raised objection, if they found it less crediting.

    • sputnik 8 years ago

      Yes everyone knows what and who Sholay is about but just because they produced the conversion to 3D they cannot sideline the original producer/director/actors and give so much importance to themselves.

      Agree with you that “The younger generation who don’t know are more or less going to give it a miss anyways”.

      But I doubt even the people who already are experienced with the impact of Sholay will go and watch it in 3D. Its not some sci-fi movie or even a Titanic which had a huge ship sinking that people would go watch in 3D. I think Sholay was first telecast on DD in the mid 90s and has been telecast multiple times on TV. I think Sholay’s reruns were all before they started showing it on various TV channels.

  10. yakuza 8 years ago

    Full Event — Salim Javed speaking …

    • yakuza 8 years ago

      loved to hear about GP Sippy’s great vision, obsession to make biggest and out of box.

      Watch at 35:30

  11. Author
    aryan 8 years ago

    Rs 25 crore spent on Sholay 3D

    The 3D version of iconic Bollywood film Sholay has cost the presenters roughly Rs 25 crores.

    “Around Rs 25 crore has been spent for Sholay 3D,” said Jayantilal Gada, chairman, Pen India Pvt Ltd., which is presenting the film.

    Sholay, a 1975 film directed by Ramesh Sippy, featured Amitabh Bachchan, Dharmendra, Hema Malini and Sanjeev Kumar in memorable roles.

    For Gada, “Sholay is my love”.

    “When the film released in 1975, there used to be lines outside the theatre to buy tickets and for over five years, it ran houseful. I have been licensing various rights of Sholay from 1995 till date and I will never forget what the film has given me,” he added.

    Maya Digital Studios worked on the 2D to 3D conversion of the film, providing an entirely new viewing experience for the audiences.

  12. 8 years ago

    hi aryan ……….!!!

  13. 8 years ago

    I am fine @aryan. Nice to communicate with u here. Seen lovely threads from u (as always)

  14. yakuza 8 years ago

    Salim – Javed’s Exclusive Rare Interview on Amitabh Bachchan

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