7.4/10
665
4 user

Ram Aur Shyam (1967)

| Comedy, Drama, Family
Abused by an oppressive brother-in-law Gajendra (Pran), Ramchandra (Dilip Kumar) runs away from home, and ends up in a small village where he is mistaken for Shyamrao (also Dilip Kumar), ... See full summary »

Director:

(as Chanakya)

Writers:

(dialogue), (screenplay) (as D.V. Narasaraju) | 1 more credit »
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

1 win. See more awards »

'Tubelight' Director Kabir Khan on Travel and Filmmaking

Director Kabir Khan discusses creating the world of Tubelight, working with Salman Khan and his passion for travel in this exclusive interview with IMDb.

Watch the exclusive interview

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Saudagar (1991)
Action | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Veeru Singh and Rajeshwar Singh are sworn enemies, their clans and villagers have taken sides in a blood feud. Guns, and goons galore in both their fiefdoms. Military grade training for ... See full summary »

Director: Subhash Ghai
Stars: Dilip Kumar, Raaj Kumar, Vivek Mushran
Comedy | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Long-suffering heiress Seeta is treated worse than a servant by her abusive money-grubbing aunt. Meanwhile, her long-lost twin sister Geeta grows up to be a gutsy street-performer. One day, the girls unintentionally swap places.

Director: Ramesh Sippy
Stars: Dharmendra, Sanjeev Kumar, Hema Malini
Parichay (1972)
Drama | Family | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

In desperate need of a job, unemployed Ravi (Jeetendra) goes to his maternal uncle (A.K. Hangal) and aunt (Leela Mishra) in their village for a few days. His uncle decides that he can be a ... See full summary »

Director: Gulzar
Stars: Jeetendra, Jaya Bhaduri, Pran
Naam (1986)
Musical | Drama | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Janki lives a poor middle class life with her two sons Ravi and Vicky while Ravi works for a abusive boss Mr Ghanshyam,Vicky is jobless and always takes law in his hands and dreams of going... See full summary »

Director: Mahesh Bhatt
Stars: Nutan, Kumar Gaurav, Sanjay Dutt
Comedy | Family | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Two womanizing slackers, Omi and Jai (Rakesh Bedi and Ravi Baswani respectively) attempt to woo the new girl in the neighbourhood, and fail - miserably. Their third room-mate, shy, and a ... See full summary »

Director: Sai Paranjape
Stars: Farooq Shaikh, Deepti Naval, Saeed Jaffrey
Khubsoorat (1980)
Comedy | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Nirmala Gupta runs her household and family in a very strict and authoritarian manner. While most of her family resent this, they do obey her and carry out her instructions, so as to be on ... See full summary »

Director: Hrishikesh Mukherjee
Stars: Ashok Kumar, Rekha, Rakesh Roshan
Mashaal (1984)
Action | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A chain of events changes Raja's life - from black marketer to journalist to an underworld Don and a Racketeer in order to combat Vardhan.

Director: Yash Chopra
Stars: Anil Kapoor, Dilip Kumar, Waheeda Rehman
Mili (1975)
Drama | Romance | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Mili is a fantastic romance in which Shekar has moved into an apartment block and does not like the place but sees Mili who he slowly falls in love with only to find out that she only has 2-3 weeks to live.

Director: Hrishikesh Mukherjee
Stars: Ashok Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan, Usha Kiran
Dosti (1964)
Drama | Family | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

Friendship of a lonesome studious blind boy with a crippled street singer.

Director: Satyen Bose
Stars: Sudhir Kumar, Sushil Kumar, Sanjay Khan
Action | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

After the death of their parents; Ravi Anand the eldest of seven brothers becomes the guardian to his other six siblings. His dictatorship and measures to get things done are frustrated by ... See full summary »

Director: Raj N. Sippy
Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Hema Malini, Ranjeeta Kaur
Guddi (1971)
Drama | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A teenage girl will not accept her family's attempt to arrange a marriage for her, as her heart is currently too full of love for the movies and heartthrob actor "Dharmendra."

Director: Hrishikesh Mukherjee
Stars: Dharmendra, Jaya Bhaduri, Sumita Sanyal
Brahmachari I (1968)
Comedy | Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Of unknown parentage, as he was abandoned as a child, calling himself Brahmachari (Shammi Kapoor) lives in a heavily mortgaged house, with twelve other young orphans, and a servant/former ... See full summary »

Director: Bhappi Sonie
Stars: Shammi Kapoor, Rajshree, Pran
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Ram / Shyam
...
Anjana
...
Shanta
Baby Farida ...
Kuku
Laxmi Chhaya ...
Dancer
...
Ganga Mausi (as Leela Misra)
Zebunissa ...
Gajendra's mom
...
Sulakshana
Kanhaiyalal Chaturvedi ...
Munimji (as Kanhaiyalal)
Nasir Hussain ...
Anjana's dad (as Nazir Hussain)
Sajjan ...
Police Inspector
Mukri ...
Murlidhar
...
Gajendra
Parsuram ...
(as Parsuram)
Edit

Storyline

Abused by an oppressive brother-in-law Gajendra (Pran), Ramchandra (Dilip Kumar) runs away from home, and ends up in a small village where he is mistaken for Shyamrao (also Dilip Kumar), and must accept Ganga (Leela Mishra) and his new name or face severe exorcism. Meanwhile, Shyamrao is mistaken for Ramchandra by Anjana (Waheeda Rehman) and her dad (Nazir Hussain). When Gajendra finds out, he is enraged and attempts to beat the stuffing out of the person he thinks is his brother-in-law, but Shyamrao refuses to be abused or beaten, and all of a sudden things start changing in the household as well as in the community. It is not long before Gajendra finds out about the truth, and plans an ugly death for Shyamrao, and all those opposed to him. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Family

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Also Known As:

Ram and Shyam  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Eastmancolor)
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Nirupa Roy plays Dilip Kumar's older sister. In real life Dilip Kumar is 9 years older than Nirupa Roy. See more »

Connections

Remake of Ramudu Bheemudu (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

O baalam tere pyaar ki thandi aag mein jalte jalte
Sung by Mohammad Rafi and Asha Bhosle
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A Dilip Kumar vehicle which is fairly good but never particularly memorable
12 March 2011 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

Okay, so, a movie about twins, and the main lead is none other than Mr Dilip Kumar. Ram Aur Shyam is a Dilip Kumar vehicle all the way and even the opening credits say "Dilip Kumar in his first dual role", as if it was an event of sorts. But while you expect something particular from the film, it turns out to be different. First, it is not a complete comedy of errors. Actually, there's more drama in this one than comedy. Towards the end, it even gets a dark tone which I personally did not predict and did not like at all. The comedy does work from time to time, and it's nice to see the turns even though everything is predictable. Ram Aur Shyam is not the only movie of its sort, and many such movies were made later, like Seeta Aur Geeta. Which brings me to the next point and it is the fact that today while watching all these twin movies, comparisons are inevitable. Clearly, the best one of the lot is Seeta Aur Geeta, an all-time great comedy, which had the verve, the light and lively comic mood, the music and the excellence that Ram Aur Shyam lacks. Even Hema Malini's unforgettable performance remains unmatched. Where acting goes, well, as said, this movie was made for Dilip Kumar, and he does well, but it is far from being his best. He is excellent as Shyam, but overdoes the cowardice and the shy nature of Ram. The girls do very well even if one expects to see them disappearing under his shadow. Waheeda Rehman plays Anjana with grace and conviction, while Mumtaz is wonderful as the street-smart Shanta. The supporting cast do well. The music is very ordinary and forgettable. Ram Aur Shyam is not a bad film and it has its moments of comedy and great fun, but they are limited, and I would rather go and watch Seeta Aur Geeta instead.


6 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?

Top Rated and Trending Indian Movies

Check out the Indian movies with the highest ratings from IMDb users, as well as the movies that are trending in real time.