Ramesh Sippy, filmmaker of yesteryear's blockbuster Sholay Friday withdrew his plea seeking to put on hold the screening of the 3D version of the film as it was released Friday.
An apex court bench headed by Justice Anil R. Dave allowed Sippy to withdraw his plea seeking a stay of the screening as his counsel told court that the film had released at 9 a.m. on Friday morning.
However, on the plea by Sippy, the court said that his other rights arising from his copyright of the "Sholay" film, would remain intact and would be decided in a seperate suit if he files it. Sholay 3D is produced by Sascha Sippy, nephew of Ramesh Sippy and grandson of G.P. Sippy, who had financed the original.
Sholay was and will remain one of the best works churned out from the Bollywood industry. Though we don't have the exact budget, it is said that the film fetched earned about Rs.15 crores nett gross in India during its first run. The film went on to earn a still-standing record of 60 golden jubilees across India.
Initial critical reviews of Sholay were negative. However, as time passed by, the critical reception to Sholay greatly improved and today it considered a classic, and among the greatest Hindi-language films.