Double roles are always fascinating in Bollywood cinema as it takes the film to extra height adding that extra masala in the story. It also provides the actor to push himself in showing his versatility and the audience get the extra slice of cheese.From Dilip Kumar to Shahid Kapoor everyone had done a film with double role in their career, so you can understand the craze of Double Roles in Bollywood film. Let’s have a look at the best Bollywood movies having double roles.
Ram Aur Shyam (1967)
Director : Tapi Chanakya
Starcast : Dilip Kumar, Waheeda Rehman, Mumtaz, Pran
The film was motivated by a Telugu film. ‘Tragedy King’ Dilip Kumar plays the double role of Ram and Shyam, two brothers estranged at birth. Confusion follows when they swap houses. Ram Aur Shyam also encouraged Seeta aur Geeta and Chaalbaaz.
Sachaa Jhutha (1970)
Director : Manmohan Desai
Starcast : Rajesh Khanna, Mumtaz, Vinod Khanna
The movie showcases Rajesh Khanna in a double role and was a super-hit blockbuster of its times. The story of the film unfolds and humor starts happening as Bhola is conned by his look identical Ranjith (Both the characters played by Rajesh Khanna).
Seeta aur Geeta (1972)
Director: Ramesh Sippy
Starcast: Hema Malini, Sanjeev Kumar, Dharmendra
The film showcases Hema Malini in double role that are separated at birth and grow up with different temperaments. The actress acts marvelously and swaps between the two diverse roles, one as a novel lady and the other as a boisterous and brutal woman.
Director : Chandra Barot
Starcast : Amitabh Bachchan, Zeenat Aman, Pran
Director : Gulzar
Starcast : Sanjeev Kumar, Deven Verma
The film is based on Shakespeare’s play The Comedy of Errors is said to be one of the best comedy movies of Bollywood. The film is regarding two pairs of matching twins divided at birth and how their lives go erratic when they meet in adulthood.
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Aakhree Raasta (1986)
Director : K. Bhagyaraj
Starcast : Amitabh Bachchan, Sridevi, Anupam Kher, Jaya Pradha
The film is a remake of Kamal Haasan starrer 1984 Tamil film. Amitabh Bachchan played the dual role with much maturity and poise. The story revolves around a man, David, who after spending 24 years in jail for an offense, he didn’t commit, vows vengeance on the three men who trapped him.
Director : Pankaj Parashar
Starcast : Sridevi, Sunny Deol, Rajinikanth
The film is a remake of 1973 Bollywood movie Seeta Aur Geeta. It depicts the story of twin sisters played by Sridevi, separated at babyhood and come together as adults after a chain of mistaken identities.
Kishen Kanhaiya (1990)
Director : Rakesh Roshan
Starcast : Anil Kapoor, Madhuri Dixit, Shilpa Shirodkar
The film is a remake of 1967 film Ram aur Shyam starring Dilip Kumar. Anil Kapoor plays the double role as Kishen and Kanhaiya. The weedy Kishen runs away from home and as a twist in the tale, brought back as his twin brother Kanhaiya.