Ramesh Sippy’s Sholay will be screened for the Asian Special Program at the 16th Busan International Film Festival. The festival will present Sholay, a film from his golden era as a tribute to Amitabh Bachchan.
“Influenced by the Spaghetti Western, Sholay is an Indian western that illustrates the love and adventure of two young men trying to save their village from bandits,” describes an official press release of the festival.
The theme of the Asian Special Program this year is ‘Special Focus on Asian Western: Men of the East’. This program will present localized western films where the uniqueness of Asian countries and the characteristics of original western cinema are combined.
The other films that will be screened in this program include Saito Buichi’s The Rambling Guitarist, Kim Jee-woon’s The Good, the Bad, the Weird; Jiang Wen’s Let the Bullets Fly etc.