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Madhu
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Shobha
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Jaggu / Chowdhary Jagatpal Singh / Baba
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Chandan Singh
Sujit Kumar ...
Daku Satarawala
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Suleiman Seth
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Tara Bai
Urmila Bhatt ...
Saraswati
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Prof. Saran
Ranjan ...
Thekedar Bhanwari
Asit Kumar Sen ...
Police Constable A.K. Mukherjee (as Asit Sen)
Mohan Sherry ...
Police Commissioner Gupta
Madhup Sharma
Bharat Kapoor ...
Chandarbhan
Lalita Kumari ...
Gangubai
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Ram and Balram are 2 young boys who live with their loving parents. Their scheming uncle, Jagatpal, however kills the boy's father and mother. Jagatpal lies to the boys that their parents have been killed in an accident and promises to raise them himself. He enrolls the younger brother Balram, in school and eventually sends him off to join the police force. The older becomes a mechanic. Jagatpal has a tight hold on the boys, even when Ram is an adult, he still gives all his wages to his uncle and is only allowed to keep a few rupees for pocket money. When Balram returns as a fully fledged police officer, Jagatpal finally reveals his plan. He is going to use Ram to target the biggest smugglers in India. Now that Balram is a police officer, he will protect his brother from getting arrested. Balram has reservations, but Jagatpal threatens to beat him just as he did when he was a boy. Balram is still unhappy with Jagatpal's plan so tells his superiors in the police force that his brother ... Written by gavin@sunny_deol2009@yahoo.com

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The last film of cinematographer Faili Mistry. See more »

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Ab toh ram hi jaan bachaaye
Sung by Mohammad Rafi, Asha Bhosle, Dilraj Kaur
Music by Laxmikant Shantaram Kudalkar and Pyarelal Ramprasad Sharma (as Laxmikant Pyarelal)
Lyrics by Anand Bakshi
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Amitabh-Dharmendra are just 2 good
6 August 2003 | by (delhi,India) – See all my reviews

Amitabh and Dharmendra were the top stars of 70's-80's. Unfortuantely they came together in 3 movies-Sholay,Chupke-Chupke and Ram-Balram.Fortunately for their fans whenever they came together they formed an amazing team.Ram-balram is such a movie where u will love their chemistry and aided by fast pace and lots of action it becomes worth watching.

This film is special as it is the only Amitabh-Dharam film in which both of them have equal roles. Otherwise both in Sholay and Chupke-Chupke Dharamendra had a bigger role.The film is directed by Vijay Anand who is known more for his Guide and Jewel Thief than for action flicks like Johny Mera Naam.But he handles the action oriented,star-studded Ram-balram quite well.

The topic of 2 brothers on opposite sides of law became a common feature of soem Amitabh's movies like Deewar,Suhaag, Parvarish.But none of them were so cool and celebrated about it as this movie.Here there is no tension between the brothers for this reason.On the contrary they proclaim it loudly in a amazing song ''Ek Rastaa Aha haa...''


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