According to many film critics, the best Indian movie of all time is "Sholay," an action film released in 1975. The film borrows heavily from Akira Kurosawa's "Seven Samurai" as well as American westerns.
The plot of "Sholay" follows two criminals hired by a retired police officer to catch an even more ruthless criminal. In terms of budget and spectacle, the film is considered a landmark achievement in Indian cinema, and numerous aspects of the film have influenced Indian culture. In addition to popular appeal, "Sholay" has received numerous accolades, including being selected as the greatest Indian film of all time by the British Film Institute in 2002.