Ram Aur Shyam

Ram Aur Shyam, India, 12 May 1967

  • Genre: Action
  • Runtime: 171 Minutes
  • Director: Tapi Chanakya


Ram Aur Shyam (English: Ram And Shyam) is a 1967 Indian Hindi feature film, directed by Tapi Chanakya. Its producer was B. Nagi Reddy. It was previously produced as Ramudu Bheemudu by D. Ramanaidu under Suresh Productions Banner, a Telugu film starring N.T. Rama Rao, in 1964; Ram Aur Shyam is Nagi Reddi's Hindi version. It was also remade in 1990 as Kishen Kanhaya.

Originally Vyjayanthimala and Mala sinha were supposed to star in the roles portrayed by Waheeda rehman and Mumtaz but do to some reasons they were replaced.

Ram Aur Shyam has music by Naushad and lyrics by Shakeel Badayuni, it stars Dilip Kumar, Pran, Waheeda Rehman, Mumtaz, Nirupa Roy.

The theme owes its origins to Alexandre Dumas, père's story The Corsican Brothers: twins who look remarkably alike but have very different temperaments. In The Corsican Brothers the twins grow up together. In Ram aur Shyam, on the other hand, they have been separated at birth and discover each other only towards the end. Like The Corsican Brothers, which has been adapted into several feature films, Ram Aur Shyam has inspired remakes in Hindi movies too, with Seeta Aur Geeta (featuring female twins, played by Hema Malini) in 1972; Chaalbaaz (starring Sridevi) in 1989; and Kishen Kanhaiya (starring Anil Kapoor) in 1990.