“Sholay” — in New York? Dunno where…

30 Jun

Again Times: The New York Times invited Asian-American authors to choose photos from our archives and write short young-adult fiction inspired by them.

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It’s become such a deafening cliché from a certain kind of Desi snob to declare: “The only Bollywood film I’ll ever watch is Sholay” Never knew what was so exceptional about the film.  (Is it what Wiki calls its “homosocial bonding”?)  Plus I find Amitabh Bachchan to be a seriously repellent character, on and off screen.  But it’s a cool photo.

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