What do you say about a movie that was your introduction to Hindi cinema? A movie, where you dragged your "tape recorder" next to the VCR so you could tape Basanti's fiery retorts?
About a movie that two decades later was your first "big screen" Indian film on Pakistani "home territory" when the Indian High Commission screened some Indian greats as part of 50 Years Of Independence Special. Later when you stepped out you had to narrate the screenplay to the intelligence agency spooks waiting outside. You watched it with an Ahmed and we wondered for a while whether he was named after the Ahmed on screen (many years later I will be friends with someone who named her sons Jai and Veeru).
And now you get to watch it in 3D. Larger than life we are assured.
But Sholay has always been larger than life for us.
And we have grown up living and breathing it 5D, even if it was on a tiny flickering screen in a student dorm.
I felt traitorous to Sippy's genius to watch this screening.
But jab Devi ka b...ulawa aata hai.
Sholey ki pukaar.
How can we turn it down?
Watch it .
But other than for the "action" scenes please take off your 3D glassesview less