'Sholay' propels Zee Cinema up ratings charts on 15 Aug

MUMBAI: Who says TV audiences are not discerning. Bollywood's greatest movie Sholay celebrated its 29th birthday with a bang on the Indian tube. The classic, which originally released in theatres on 15 August 1975, recorded 3.7 TVRs (Tam TG C&S 4+) when it was telecast on Zee Cinema on this Independence Day.

The movie was the highest scorer among feature films in the top 100 programme list.

Sholay ranked 38 among the top 100 programmes for the week ended 21 August. Zee Cinema's other Independence Day movie, the Salman Khan-starrer Hum Aapke Hain Kaun grabbed the 47th spot by generating a TVR of 3.2. And to round of a great day of movie action, the Amitabh Bachchan cult thriller Deewaar, which aired on sibling Zee TV, garnered a TVR of 3.1.

Sholay did a phenomenal business in some of the city's multiplexes when it was re-released on 13 August this year. The classic gave even some of the latest Bollywood releases a run for their money.

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