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Hey Ram

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Genre : Action | Drama | History
language : Hindi Movie Hindi
Printed Format : Colour
Release Year : 2000
Release Info : 18 Feb 2000
Hey Ram
Hindi Movie  2000
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About Hey Ram

Hey Ram is a controversial Tamil film. It also had a simultaneously produced Hindi version and was released in 2000. The film was written, directed and produced by Kamal Haasan and he also starred as the protagonist in the film. A period drama told in flashback, the semi-fictional plot centres around India's Partition and the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi.

The film was a box office failure in India (in part to numerous bans by local distributors leery of its heavy-hitting themes), but was successful worldwide and garnered positive reviews from critics who praised its performances and technical prowess, but steered clear of voicing an opinion on its artistic content. The film was chosen as India's official entry to the Oscars to be considered for nomination in the Best Foreign Film category for the year 2000.

The movie begins at present day with Saket Ram (Kamal Hassan), an 89-year-old Hindu man who is dying. The scene reverts to the past as Saket remembers the 1940s, when he and his good friend, Amjad Ali Khan (Shah Rukh Khan) were archaeologists working together under their boss, Mortimer Wheeler, in Mohenjo-daro (Indus Valley Civilization) in the then North-West India. Relations are pleasant between the Indians and the English, and Saket and Amjad do not approve of Partition and the creation of Pakistan. Aparna Ram (Rani Mukerji), Saket's simple Bengali wife, is a school teacher. She lives in Calcutta in the midst of riots and chaos over the issue of the formation of Pakistan and the call by Mohammad Ali Jinnah for "Direct Action". Saket goes to Calcutta and is swept into the madness. In one instance, Saket saves an innocent Sikh girl from the hands of a barbaric Muslim gang. When he returns to his house, he finds a group of Muslims entering his house. They brutally rape and murder Aparna. Saket, unable to cope with his tragic loss, kills the Muslims who raped and killed his wife in a fit of rage.
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Shah Rukh Khan
Shah Rukh Khan
Amjad Ali Khan

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Hema Malini
Hema Malini
Ambujam Iyengar

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Shubhangi Gokhale
Shubhangi Gokhale
Rani (as Subhangi Gokhale)

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Naseeruddin Shah
Naseeruddin Shah
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

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Rani Mukherjee
Rani Mukherjee
Aparna Ram

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Ram Mohan
Ram Mohan
Old Bannu Refugee

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Shadaab Khan
Shadaab Khan
Altaf Tailor (as Shadab Khan)

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Police Officer

Three Stars
Kamal Hassan
Kamal Hassan
Saketh Ram (as Kamal Haasan)

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Saurabh Shukla
Saurabh Shukla
Manohar Lalwani


Other Artists

  Vivek as   Madanlal Pahwa
  Anand as   Doctor at the Delhi Hospital
  Amar as   Attacker #3
  Rahul as   Gopal Godse
  Girish Karnad as   Uppilli Iyengar
  Annapoorna as   Mrs. Chattopadhay
  Robert as   Attacker #4
  Bobby as   One Eyed Chotu Ram
  Ajay as   Abhiyankar's Man #3
  Atul Kulkarni as   Shriram Abhyankar
  Shruti K Haasan as   Vallabhai Patel's Daughter
  Arun Bali as   Shaheed Suhrawardy
  Sreenivasan as   Cheema Iyengar
  Vikram as   Vishnu Narayana Apte
  Abbas as   Saketh Ram's Grandson
  Manoj Pahwa as   Jalal
  Pranita Bishnoi as   Child #2 at the marriage (as Baby Pranitha Bishnoi)
  Showkar Janaki as   Mythili's Grandmother (as Sowcar Janaki)
  Mohini Mathur as   Hazara Begum
  Gollapudi Maruthi Rao as   Govardhan
  Prachi Shah as   Lavani Dancer
  Sarfaraz Khan as   Pyarelal (Gandhi's P.A.) (as Sarfraaz)
  Umesh Sharma as   Altaf's Father
  Sivakumar as   Jagannathan (as Siva Kumar)
  Yatin Karyekar as   Qureshi
  Varsha as   Mythil's Friend #3
  K S Ramesh as   Inspector at the Marina Hotel
  Saraswathi as   Older Woman #2
  Vasundhara Das as   Mythili Iyengar (as Vasundhra Das)
  Twinkle as   Sikh Girl
  Arindam Sil as   Abhiyankar's Man #2 (as Arindham)
  Manjit Singh as   Old Sikh Taxi Driver (as Manjith Singh)
  Sharad Ponkshe as   Nathuram Godse
  Swathi as   Mythil's Friend #1
  Iravati Harshe as   Nafisa (as Iravathi Harshe)
  Rashmi as   Manu Ben
  Shabhir as   Attacker #1 (as Shabeer)
  Amitabh Srivastava as   Dr. Babu Rajendra Prasad
  Ambarish as   Inspector at the Delhi Hospital (as Ambrish)
  Kavignar Vaali as   Baashayam Iyengar (as Vaalee)
  V S Raghavan as   K.T. Chari
  U B G Menon as   E.V.K. Nair
  Madhuri Sanjeev as   Mrs. Bina Lalwani
  Arun Mehra as   Veda
  Master Akshay Bhatiya as   Amjad's Son
  Jaya Murali as   Royal Woman
  Mohammed Ali as   Amjad's Father
  Arun Sadekar as   Sardar Vallabhai Patel
  Bolai Sarkar as   Drunken Man at Calcutta
  Chandrahasan as   Mohan Gandhi Raman
  Ganesh Gurang as   Chowkidar
  Dinesh Chibber as   Pathan
  Delhi Ganesh as   Chari
  Baby Taj as   Blind Girl of Belliaghatta
  Parimala as   Older Woman #1
  Gilles as   Henri Cartier Bresson
  Jayasimha as   Ramachandra Badge
  Sirish Purohit as   Vishnu Karkare
  Karpagam as   Older Woman #3
  Venkatraman as   Venkataram Iyer
  A C Murali as   Parthasarathy
  Baby Sharanya as   Rangam
  Sheik Ahamed as   Attacker #2
  Tushar Gandhi as   Himself
  Prasanth Nikhale as   Abhiyankar's Man #1
  Gautham Kanthadai as   Jr. Saket Ram (as Gautam kanthadai)
  Nikitha Palekar as   Pushpa
  Charanva as   Thampura Girl
  Baby Zara as   Amjad's Daughter #2
  Baby Ishwarya as   Child #1 at the marriage
  Y G Mahendran as   Dr. Yegyam (as Y.Gee. Mahendra)
  Yunus as   Abul Kalam Azad
  Dharthi as   Mythil's Friend #2
  Nagaraja Bhagavathar as   Jagannathan Iyengar
  Selvaraj as   Car Driver
  Venkata Lakshmi as   Mythil's Friend #4
  Savar as   Lord Mountbatten
  Narasimha as   Kitty Iyengar (as Narasimhan)
  Baby Sanjana Khanna as   Amjad's Daughter #1
  Raj Patra as   Jawaharlal Nehru
  Maya Jadhav as   Lavani Group (as Maya Jadhav and Troupe)
  R Varadharajan as   Mridangist
  Nagamani Mahadevan as   Vasantha Mami
  Preeth as   Doctor at the Delhi Hospital
  Lewis K Elbinger as   Mortimer Wheeler
  Master Ambi as   Cheenu
  Suprithi as   Abha Ben
  Prof Angamuthu as   Raja's Friend #2
  Master Prakash Balaji as   Child #3 at the marriage
  Master Balaji as   Rangappa
  S K Ghosh as   Mr. Chattopadhay
  Aravindar as   Sankar Kishtayaa (as Aravind)
  R C Sunder as   Neelakanta Iyengar
  Suryanarayana as   Raja's Friend #1

Cast and Crew

Saketh Ram (as Kamal Haasan)
Amjad Ali Khan
Aparna Ram
Ambujam Iyengar
Uppilli Iyengar
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
Manohar Lalwani
Police Officer
Saketh Ram's Grandson
Shriram Abhyankar
Mythili's Grandmother (as Sowcar Janaki)
Baashayam Iyengar (as Vaalee)
Nafisa (as Iravathi Harshe)
Mythili Iyengar (as Vasundhra Das)
Jr. Saket Ram (as Gautam kanthadai)
Vasantha Mami
Rani (as Subhangi Gokhale)
Hazara Begum
Old Bannu Refugee
Shaheed Suhrawardy
Altaf Tailor (as Shadab Khan)
Mrs. Bina Lalwani
Nathuram Godse
K.T. Chari
Dr. Yegyam (as Y.Gee. Mahendra)
Mohan Gandhi Raman
Mortimer Wheeler
Vallabhai Patel's Daughter
Inspector at the Marina Hotel
Altaf's Father
Mr. Chattopadhay
Mrs. Chattopadhay
Doctor at the Delhi Hospital
Inspector at the Delhi Hospital (as Ambrish)
E.V.K. Nair
Drunken Man at Calcutta
Jagannathan Iyengar
Blind Girl of Belliaghatta
One Eyed Chotu Ram
Amjad's Father
Sardar Vallabhai Patel
Abul Kalam Azad
Jawaharlal Nehru
Lord Mountbatten
Dr. Babu Rajendra Prasad
Henri Cartier Bresson
Abha Ben
Manu Ben
Gopal Godse
Ramachandra Badge
Vishnu Narayana Apte
Vishnu Karkare
Sankar Kishtayaa (as Aravind)
Madanlal Pahwa
Attacker #1 (as Shabeer)
Attacker #2
Attacker #3
Attacker #4
Old Sikh Taxi Driver (as Manjith Singh)
Pyarelal (Gandhi's P.A.) (as Sarfraaz)
Royal Woman
Raja's Friend #1
Raja's Friend #2
Abhiyankar's Man #1
Abhiyankar's Man #2 (as Arindham)
Abhiyankar's Man #3
Sikh Girl
Jagannathan (as Siva Kumar)
Kitty Iyengar (as Narasimhan)
Neelakanta Iyengar
Cheema Iyengar
Lavani Dancer
Lavani Group (as Maya Jadhav and Troupe)
Venkataram Iyer
Car Driver
Doctor at the Delhi Hospital
Thampura Girl
Mythil's Friend #1
Mythil's Friend #2
Mythil's Friend #3
Mythil's Friend #4
Older Woman #1
Older Woman #2
Older Woman #3
Amjad's Daughter #1
Amjad's Daughter #2
Amjad's Son
Child #1 at the marriage
Child #2 at the marriage (as Baby Pranitha Bishnoi)
Child #3 at the marriage
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