Sholay is the biggest Indian film, that's all we know. Am bored, so thought might as well estimate its numbers. So, here I am, with motivation from Rocksy's thread on Twitter, trying to estimate its numbers.
Sholay has grossed an estimated ₹96 crore approx till date among various releases, with 25 crore approx footfalls. Excluding the most recent re-release, it was still at ₹83 crore till early 2000s, with only four films crossing it before 2006, namely Gadar, Hum Aapke Hai Kaun, Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham and Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge.