Ram Aur Shyam

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Ram Aur Shyam
Ram Aur Shyam film poster.jpg
Film poster
Directed by Tapi Chanakya
Produced by Chakrapani
B. Nagi Reddi
Written by Kaushal Bharati
D.V. Narasaraju
Starring Dilip Kumar
Waheeda Rehman
Nazir Hussain
Music by Naushad
Cinematography Marcus Bartley
Edited by C. P. Jambulingam
Release dates
Running time
171 min.
Country India
Language Hindi

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 due 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.


  • Music - Naushad Lyrics - Shakeel Badayuni
  • "Aaj Ki Raat Mere" - Mohammad Rafi
  • "Aaj Sakhi Re Piya More Ghar" - Lata
  • "Aayee Hai Bahar Mite Zulmo" - Mohammad Rafi & Chorus
  • "Dheere Dheere Bol Koi Sun Lega" - Asha Bhosle, Mahendra Kapoor
  • "Main Hoon Saqi Tu Hai Sharabi" - Lata, Mohammad Rafi
  • "Maine Kab Tujh Se Kaha Tha" - Lata Mangeshkar
  • "O Balam Tere Pyar Ki Thandi Aa" - Mohammad Rafi & Asha

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