Contracts in Sholay: A Law Student’s Review of the Contracts in the Movie

  • Naman Kumar
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  • Naman Kumar

    Student at NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad, India

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Sholay is a movie that needs no introduction. Apart from its contribution to the meme community, it has also been one of the greatest movies of Bollywood. It explored the themes of family, romance, action and comedy. However, as a law student it is the contracts or the agreements in the film that can make law students curious and think hard about contract law principles. This paper looks at the contracts between Thakur and Jai and Veeru and Soorma Bhopali and Jai and Veeru to answer the question of whether these agreements are contracts? This paper analyses these two agreements with the help of Indian Contract Act, 1972 and its principles of Undue Influence, Rescission and Unlawful object and consideration.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 4, Issue 4, Page 238 - 243


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