Sholay, the 1975 blockbuster was produced by G.P. Sippy and directed by his son Ramesh Sippy. The simple story of a retired police officer hiring two petty thieves to catch the dreaded dacoit Gabbar Singh has heavily borrowed from many western movies. But this congregation of stars, well-defined roles for every character, technical finesse, and great music by R.D. Burman lent credence to the film. It was the first Indian film presented in 70 mm. By many counts, Sholay still remains one of the most successful movie of all times in India.