Ram Gopal Varma Ke Sholay
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|Ram Gopal Varma Ke Sholay|
|Directed by||Ram Gopal Varma|
|Produced by||Ram Gopal Varma|
|Written by||Ram Gopal Varma|
Prashant Raj Sachdev
|Music by||Ganesh Hedge
|Distributed by||Adlabs Films
|Release date(s)||May 2007|
Amitabh Bachchan who played Jai in the original will play the villain Gabbar Singh. Varma also roped in Mohanlal, the popular South Indian actor, to play the role of Thakur Baldev Singh played by Sanjeev Kumar in the original. Prashant Raj Sachdev will play Jai. It was later announced that Sushmita Sen will play Radha. Ram Gopal Varma's current favourite Nisha Kothari will play Basanti.
Abhishek Bachchan was originally meant to play the role of Veeru but dropped out. Saif Ali Khan was also offered the role but declined. It was announced in December 2005 that Ajay Devgan will now essay the role of Veeru. Sushant Singh will play Sambha’s role. Gaurav Kapoor will essay the role of Ahmed.
Asha Bhosle, who was originally supposed to sing the famous track "Mehbooba O Mehbooba", the original song being sung by her late husband R D Burman, has been replaced by Sunidhi Chauhan, Amitabh Bachchan will pitch in a few lines. Earlier Himesh Reshammiya was to compose a different special remixed version of the original number for the film, however things seem to have changed and Ganesh Hegde roped in, because Himesh is quite busy with his schedule.
A train pulls into C.S.T. station and two young men step off. It's their very first visit to Mumbai city. Only they are not here to visit. They have arrived with dreams of buying Mumbai out.
Poor deluded fools, you might think... but that's only till the first time you run into them. After that, it'll be clear enough who's deluded and who has just been made the fool.
For this is a pair of street toughs par excellence... Jai, the younger of the two looks up to Veeru for guidance. Veeru in turn looks out for him. The pair's loyalty to one another is absolute.
Virendra Chavan (Ajay Devgan) and Jai Ranade (Prashant Raj Sachdev) grew up in Latur together, where they came to be known to their town folk as Veeru and Jai. From their early days, the young men admired success and strength and sought in every which way to emulate it.
Veeru went to work as a bodyguard for Sharad Patil, the local political heavyweight. But, when Patil went to jail in a scam, he lost his job. It was then that idea of coming to Mumbai took his fancy. As expected, his prodigy Jai tagged along.
So Mumbai it was...
Within a week of their arrival on the recommendation of an old acquaintance of theirs called Soorma (Rajpal Yadav) who runs a dance bar, they found work with Shambhul Seth, a criminal with heavy underworld connections and also high on the police scanner.
In his pursuit of Shambhul, the Inspector Ranveer (Mohanlal) came into contact with Veeru and Jai. On meeting them, he realized that these were no hardened criminals. Small time hoodlums, perhaps, but deep inside their values were still intact. He chose to appeal to the honesty in them.
He exposed them to Shambhul's criminal past. Veeru and Jai were surprised by this. They agreed to help in whatever way they could. The inspector in the process of trying to get Shambhul got into a deadly trap and both Veeru and Jai in a show of extraordinary courage and strength managed to rescue him and managed to finish off Shambhul seth. But in the bargain, Veeru and Jai had to be arrested as well for associating with a criminal and for a while went to jail.
Much later, when the inspector needed help in his hunt for Gabbar Singh (Amitabh Bachchan), his brief impression of these two young men returned to him. Since he could not expect the police to help in a quest for personal revenge, and his principles would not allow him to turn to the underworld for help, he decided to enlist the help of Veeru and Jai.
- Amitabh Bachchan ... Gabbar Singh
- Mohanlal ... Inspector Ranveer
- Ajay Devgan ... Virendra Chavan
- Prashant Raj Sachdev ... Jai Ranade
- Nisha Kothari ... Ghunghroo
- Sushmita Sen ... Devi
- Sushant Singh ... Sambha
- Rajpal Yadav ... Soorma Bhopali
- Gaurav Kapoor ... Ahmed
- Urmila Matondkar ... Dancing Seductress
- Abhishek Bachchan ... Gypsy Singer
|Character in the Remake||Played by in the Remake||Character in the Original||Played by in the Original|
|Gabbar Singh||Amitabh Bachchan||Gabbar Singh||Amjad Khan|
|Inspector Ranveer||Mohanlal||Thakur Baldev Singh||Sanjeev Kumar|
|Virendra Chavan||Ajay Devgan||Veeru||Dharmendra|
|Jai Ranade||Prashant Raj Sachdev||Jaidev aka Jai||Amitabh Bachchan|
|Ghunghroo||Nisha Kothari||Basanti||Hema Malini|
|Devi||Sushmita Sen||Radha||Jaya Bachchan|
|Sushant Singh||Sambha||Mac Mohan|
|Soorma||Rajpal Yadav||Soorma Bhopali||Jagdeep|
|Boman Irani (Rumoured)||Angrezon ke Zamane ke Jailer||Asrani|
|Dancing Seductress||Urmila Matondkar||Gypsy Dancer||Helen|
|Abhishek Bachchan||Gypsy Singer||Jalal Agha|
- ^ http://www.dnaindia.com/. Inspector Ranveer Played by South Actor. Retrieved on October 31, 2006.
- ^ http://www.indiafm.com/. Ahlawat out, newcomer Prashant Raj to play Jai. Retrieved on December 2, 2006.
- ^ http://www.dnaindia.com/. Meet Ram Gopal’s Basanti. Retrieved on October 31, 2006.
- ^ http://www.dnaindia.com/. Sushmita Sen will be called Devi. Retrieved on October 31, 2006.
- ^ http://www.mid-day.com. Gaurav Kapoor as Ahmed. Retrieved on October 13, 2006.
- ^ http://www.indiafm.com. Abhishek to dance with Urmila. Retrieved on November 7, 2006.