Updated: March 31, 2021 10:46:45 am
Sholay is considered a cult classic and for a good reason. The 1975 film’s popularity goes well beyond Indian shores. Now, a series of videos is going viral all way from Iran, where a group of people are seen recreating the iconic ‘Jab Tak Hai Jaan Jaane Jahan’ song from Ramesh Sippy film.
In the videos, party goers are seen performing to the Lata Mangeshkar song, with a Iranian woman wearing a green saree matching Hema Malini’s famous dance steps. While a man playing Dharmendra’s role as Viru is seen standing with his hand tied up against a door, Gabbar can be seen holding a branch!
Watch the video here:
میگن تمام ایران بسیج شدن ساقی این مهمونی رو پیدا کنن😱😤🤣😂😅🤪😜 پارت ۱ ( پارت ۲،۳ در کامنتها🤪) pic.twitter.com/Ep8btYJ6B2
— Sheri 🇺🇸 (@Sheri_happy) March 27, 2021
And if wasn’t already impressive enough, another man was seen holding a (toy) gun, threatening Basanti to dance. Instead of the glass shards, we see plastic cups on the floor.
پارت سوم و آخر🤪 عاشق نگاه پیرمرده پشت اوپن شدم که داره تاسف میخوره😩 pic.twitter.com/ghuxueaN30
— Sheri 🇺🇸 (@Sheri_happy) March 27, 2021
The video thread got a wider attention when a professor and filmmaker Kaveh Abbasian retweeted it hoping it reaches Indian Twitter adding: “Basanti zindabad!”
I hope this tweet somehow finds its way to the Indian Twitter. This is the Iranian generation that grew up with Indian movies and on top of all the absolute Bollywood gem that was Sholay (1975), which is the film that these party goers are humorously reenacting. Made my day 👏👏 https://t.co/9mKkR5WcYj
— Kaveh Abbasian (@KavehAbbasian) March 28, 2021
Soon, it caught the attention of desi Bollywood fans on the platform, who were not only impressed by Iranians’ love for Hindi cinema but also amused how the woman recreated Hema Malini’s dance step-by-step. Impressed by the performance, fans are now also tagging the film’s lead actors Amitabh Bachchan, Dharmendra and Dreamgirl herself to get their attention.
Here’s how netizens reacted to the videos:
🥰 love from Bollywood https://t.co/ziVr6qqAnr
— অনির Onir اونیر ओनिर (@IamOnir) March 29, 2021
— kunal kohli (@kunalkohli) March 29, 2021
Wait a minute? Is this some new Sholay remake? Also how to get to @karishmau and make her pay for this scourge she has wrought upon us? (What is that guy tied up for? What is the gun? What is going on?) https://t.co/fyaARdUdFS
— BookOfGenesia (@genesiaalves) March 29, 2021
— Vishal Dutta (@duttavishal321) March 30, 2021
— Arvind Vishwakarma 🇮🇳 (@ArvindVishwak10) March 29, 2021
I loved the guy enacting Dharmendra in this. He is religiously standing with his hands tied up 😄
— Rajesh (@iamRaj2305) March 29, 2021
It is a beautiful performance. Appeared as if the movie is playing except that the broken glass n blood spots were not there. (Should not be there also). Lovely. Hats off.
— Sudhakar Chopra (@sudhakarchopra) March 29, 2021
Wow! I am surprised, I really enjoyed and your dance is very lovely. keep it up……
— Akash Kumar (@akash_kumar89) March 29, 2021
She has set the stage on fire….😎🤘
The magic is in people and when people are at peace…👋
— Devilsbrouhaha (@alibehzaad) March 29, 2021
I randomly came across this video and can’t tell you how much I loved it! This is sooo wonderful and full of passion. Happy to see the entire family / friends involved, incl the gentleman whose hands are tied up 😂😍
— SleepyOwl (@aaa_owl) March 29, 2021
Awesome!! This is the example of real bond between Indian & Iranian culture and love for each other👏👏
— Udai Pratap Singh (@UdaiChintuJbp) March 30, 2021
If this is Iran, I hope this woman doesn’t get into trouble !!!
— Jyoti Tathgur (@JyotiTathgur) March 29, 2021
Best part was breaking glasses on floor for Hema to dance on it 😍👏👏
— RAJESH MISHRA राजेश मिश्रा (@rkmishrauae) March 28, 2021
Also, the gentle-looking Gabbar, the guy next to Dharmendra holding what is supposed to be a firearm and the plastic cups falling at Hema’s feet. This is so lovely, it made my day.
— Anna MM Vetticad (@annavetticad) March 29, 2021
Just wow what a entertaining environment well done💕👏👏👌☺️
— Shivmangal Gupta (@Shivmangal496) March 29, 2021
Loved the performance. Songs and dances transcends borders, languages religion ,ages.
— Gogoideo গগৈদেও (@gogoideo) March 29, 2021
Yes, it has found it’s way to india. Thanks for sharing! Yes, we had and still have so many students from Iran in our universities. This enactment of song from Sholey was very very lovable ❤️ thanq
— Pia2072 (@Pia2072) March 28, 2021
Beautiful!! This is the Iranian generation that grew up with Indian movies and on top of all the absolute Bollywood gem that was Sholay (1975), which is the film that these party goers are humorously reenacting. Made my day 👏👏https://t.co/tRBIs9C4WO
— Shivam Batham (@ShivamBatham) March 29, 2021
Watch Gabbar’s men with toy weapons😛😂😂
Awesome 😊 https://t.co/NEojpzMT60
— Sherzad Irani (@densher) March 29, 2021
Absolutely heart warming – iconic Sholay in a themed party (Persian)..Amen to Cultural integration of the world 👌👌 https://t.co/U4SDA8RLKe
— Bharat Kaul (@BharatBKaul) March 29, 2021
How beautifully she has performed on the song of Sholay, one of the most loved and admired Bollywood movie. https://t.co/ERJLj7NFms
— UDAY SINGH (@padmendra_singh) March 29, 2021
Excellent! Spellbound…! Speechless…!! ☺💗👌👏👏👏
— Santosh L. Karwande (@_karwande) March 29, 2021
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