Ram Aur Shyam (1967)
Date: 20th November 2019
Time: 1:00 pm
Director: Tapi Chanakya
Language: Hindi with English subtitles
Run time: 2 Hours 51 Mins
Venue: Rathmines Public Library
Ram Aur Shyam is and enjoyable classic of Hindi cinema which features legendary actor Dilip Kumar who became famous for playing in dramas in a dual comedic role. Here he is both Ram, the shy and gentle son of a millionaire, and Shyam, a confident and strong villager. In the film, Ram flees his family home to escape his bullying brother-in-law Gajendra (Pran), only to be mistaken for the boisterous Shyam, who in the meantime confronts Gajendra changing the balance of power in the family. Ram Aur Shyam is a delightful comedy of errors with catchy songs, stunning settings and beautiful cinematography in a pure Bollywood style.