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Ram Aur Shyam

Film poster
Directed by Tapi Chanakya
Produced by Chakrapani
B. Nagi Reddi
Written by Kaushal Bharati
D.V. Narasaraju
Starring Dilip Kumar
Waheeda Rehman
Mumtaz, Pran
Music by Naushad
Cinematography Marcus Bartley
Editing by C. P. Jambulingam
Release date(s) 1967
Running time 171 min.
Country India
Language Hindi

Ram Aur Shyam is a 1967 Indian Hindi feature film, directed by Tapi Chanakya. Its producer B. Nagi Reddy previously produced Ramudu Bheemudu, a Telugu film starring N.T. Rama Rao, in 1964; Ram Aur Shyam is Nagi Reddi's Hindi version.

Ram Aur Shyam has music by Naushad and lyrics by Shakeel Badayuni, it stars Dilip Kumar (in his first dual role), Pran, Waheeda Rehman, and Mumtaz.

The theme owes its origins to Alexandre Dumas, père's story The Corsican Brothers: twins separated at birth who grow up with very different temperaments and then exchange places, leading to the villain being taught a lesson.[1] 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.

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