Hey Ram (2000)

 ●  Tamil ● 3 hrs 19 mins

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Saketh Ram's Wife is raped and killed during direct action day riots in Calcutta. He is convinced that Mahatma Gandhi is responsible for all the problems happening in the country. He sets out to kill him.
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Cast: Hema Malini, Kamal Haasan, Rani Mukerji, Shah Rukh Khan

Crew: Kamal Haasan (Director), S Tirru (Director of Photography), Ilaiyaraaja (Music Director)

Rating: A (India)

Genres: Drama, History

Release Dates: 18 Feb 2000 (India)

Tagline: An Experiment With Truth

Tamil Name: ஹே ராம்

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Did you know? Originally violinist L Subramaniam was selected as composer for the film but for whatever reasons he opted out of the film; instead Ilayaraaja was selected as a composer. Read More
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as Ambujam Iyengar
as Saketh Ram
as Aparna Ram
as Amjad Ali Khan
as Dr Babu Rajendra Prasad
as Mrs Chattopadhay
Supporting Actor
Supporting Actor
Supporting Actor
as Shaheed Suhrawardy
as Veda
as Sardar Vallabhai Patel
as Shriram Abhyankar
as One Eyed Chotu Ram
Supporting Actor
as Chari
Supporting Actor
as Jr Saket Ram
as Uppilli Iyengar
as Nafisa
as Ramachandra Badge
as Royal Woman
as Inspector at the Marina Hotel
as Mortimer Wheeler
as Inspector at the Delhi Hospital
as Mrs Bina Lalwani
as Old Sikh Taxi Driver
as Jalal
as Govardhan
as Lavani Group
as Amjad's Father
as Hazara Begum
as Vasantha Mami
as Jagannathan Iyengar
as Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
as Police Officer
as Pushpa
as Goel
as Lavani Dancer
Supporting Actor
as Jawaharlal Nehru
as Old Bannu Refugee
as Mr Chattopadhay
as Pyarelal
as Manohar Lalwani
as Altaf Tailor
as Nathuram Godse
Supporting Actor
as Vallabhai Patel's Daughter
as Vishnu Karkare
as Mythili's Grandmother
as Tushar Gandhi
as EVK Nair
as Altaf's Father
as KT Chari
as Mythili Iyengar
as Maharaja
as Dr Yegyam
as Qureshi
as Abul Kalam Azad

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Film Type:
Feature Film
Language:
Tamil
Colour Info:
Color
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Stereoscopy:
No
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Music Director: Ilaiyaraaja
Lyricist: Ilaiyaraaja
Playback Singer: Ajoy Chakrabarty
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Music Director: Ilaiyaraaja
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Music Director: Ilaiyaraaja
Lyricist: Kamal Haasan
Playback Singer: Kamal Haasan, Shruti Haasan
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Music Director: Ilaiyaraaja
Lyricist: Vaali
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Music Director: Ilaiyaraaja
Playback Singer: Kamal Haasan
Taglines:
An Experiment With Truth
Goofs:
Miscellaneous
In a scene where the car stops at a railway gate, Kamal's watch goes missing in one of the shots and in the next shot he has a watch.
Trivia:
This movie also had a simultaneously produced Hindi version that was released in 2000.

There were protests and press releases by political parties in select centres against perceived negative depiction of Gandhi. In India, the film was given an 'A' certificate by the Central Board of Film certification. In Malaysia, it was rated as Universal.

Originally violinist L Subramaniam was selected as composer for the film but for whatever reasons he opted out of the film; instead Ilayaraaja was selected as a composer.

The shooting was started in Parthasarathy Temple.

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 by the Hindu activist Nathuram Godse. The movie received great critical acclaim and accolades, also becoming a box office success worldwide, but was a box office failure in India.

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.

Initially Director-Producer Kamal Haasan had signed Mohan Gokhale for the role of Shriram Abhyankar, but while staying in Chennai, India, in a hotel, Gokhale died of a heart attack.

This is the very first Indian movie to feature a soundtrack performed by a full fledged symphony orchestra. The soundtrack was performed by Laslo Kovaks of Budapest Symphonic Orchestra, Hungary.
Movie Connection(s):
Dubbed into: Hey Ram (Hindi)