Film : Sholay
Year of release : 1975
Spoken by : Thakur Baldev Singh (Sanjeev Kumar)
Spoken to : Jailor (Vikas Anand)
Dialogue writer : Salim Javed
I have always held that the entire screenplay of Sholay would walk into this blog. This is a classic line for an HR person writing a JD, or a line manager asking for a particular type of candidate. Because sometimes even in hardcore corporate jobs, unconventional people are required.
This is the opening sequence of this great movie which will soon be released in 3D. I hope they do a good job technically. This is a film that deserves to be remade, recreated, digitally enhanced, etc etc etc.
Thakur asks Ramlal to show a photo to the jailor and asks him if he recognises the men in the photo.
"inhe.n pehchaante hai.n aap?"
The Jailor responds with,
"Thakur sahab shayad hee koee aisaa jail ho, jisme.n ye dono.n naa gaye ho.n. ye veeru hai aur ye jaidev. dono.n ke dono.n pakke badmaash. ek nambar ke chor. chha.nTe hue GunDe hai.n"
Then with a sigh, Thakur comes up with this gem,
"jaantaa hoo.n lekin kaam kuchh aisaa hai, ki mujhe aise hee aadmiyo.n kee zaroorat hai"
"जानता हूं, लेकिन काम कुछ ऐसा है, कि मुझे ऐसे ही आदमियों की ज़रूरत है"
The discussion continues with the jailor saying that he does not know what kind of job he wants them for, but they are rotten to the core. Or as he puts it,
"khoTaa sikkaa to dono.n hee taraF se khoTaa hotaa hai"
Thakur comes up with another gem,
"sikke aur insaan me.n shaayad yahee farq hai"
"सिक्के और इंसान में शायद यही फ़र्क़ है"