Ramesh Sippy

Ramesh Sippy Gopaldas (* November 24, 1947 in Karachi or Bombay ) is an Indian film director and producer. He came through his father, the producer Gopaldas Parmanand Sippy, the movie business and directed the Bollywood classic Sholay (1975).


After the partition of India in 1947 came Sippys family from the province of Sindh to Bombay. Gopaldas Parmanand Sippy His father, who worked as a film producer since the early 1950s, brought him in 1953 in Amiya Chakravartys Shahenshah and 1960 in Indian Sen Johar Bewaqoof roles as a child actor. Later, he worked for several years in his father's company as an assistant before 1971 at Andaz first self directed. The love story with Rajesh Khanna and Hema Malini as Stars was commercially very successful, as well as the resulting Seeta Aur Geeta 1972, in which the male lead role opposite Dharmendra Malini took over. Sippy had already (known as Salim - Javed ) Here his collaboration with the writing team Salim Khan and Javed Akhtar started that shaped the narrative patterns of Sippys films until the 1980s.

In particular, his next film, Sholay (1975 ), whose opening sequence (1962 ) is based on a scene from the American film How the West Was Won is an example of Sippys big budget and a lot of stars turned blockbusters of the 1970s and 80s, which produced his father. The notes played by Dharmendra and Amitabh Bachchan petty criminals Veeru Jai and fight on behalf of Thakur Baldev Singh ( Sanjeev Kumar ) the violent villain Gabbar Singh, who is played by Amjad Khan. The action-packed film in the style of Western thought for many years the position of the biggest box office success in the Indian film. Also the subsequent sci-fi spy thriller Shaan (1980 ), Shakti (1982) and Sagar (1985 ) belong to the series of major events during Sippy family, but the Sholay success could not be repeated.

1987/88 turned Sippy one of the first major Indian TV serials for Doordarshan. She played against the backdrop of partition of India. Sippys last four movies as a director flopped at the box office. In the 2000s he turned to film production and launched his son Rohan Sippy Kuch Naa Kaho with (2003) and Bluff Master ( 2005) as Director.