Sholay: The Making of a Classic

Sholay: The Making of a Classic is a 2000 book written by Anupama Chopra on a Bollywood classic Sholay (1975).[1] The book was released in 2000 by Penguin Books India.[2] The book is based on the making of the film shooting.[3] The book initially sold 10,000 copies,[4] and won the 2001 National Film Award for Best Book on Cinema.[5][6]

Sholay: The Making of a Classic
AuthorAnupama Chopra
PublisherPenguin Books India
Publication date
December 2000
Media typePrint
Awards'Best Book On Film' Year 2000


The book is an inside look at the film's production, based on interviews with the director, stars, and crew members.[7]


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  6. ^ "48th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals.
  7. ^ Sholay from University of Iowa Archived 2015-01-02 at the Wayback Machine