5 min read.Updated: 13 Aug 2015, 01:17 AM ISTLata Jha
Minerva, the 1500-seater Mumbai theatre, proved lucky for Sholay, which even 40 years after release, remains the yardstick for commercial success
New Delhi: When Ramesh Sippy’s Sholay hit theatres on 15 August 1975, it was just another film with big stars, lots of action, and catchy music that looked promising. Today, it’s a textbook for students of cinema and the stuff of which Bollywood folklore is made. Woven into its history, is that of Minerva theatre on Mumbai’s Grant Road.
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