It all started with the 1967 film Ram Aur Shyam, where the tragedy king of Bollywood at the time, Dilip Kumar, played a double role in this comedy. This film was one of the first mainstream modern movie that featured a double role and paved way for many more to come. In 1972, Dream Girl Hema Malini starred in one of the most popular double role movies in Bollywood. We have had many such double role movies releasing since then and while not all made it to our hearts, many did. Here are seven double role movies that have gained a cult status today.
Starring the late Sridevi in double role, this comedy riot starred Sunny Deol and the Thalaiva, Rajinikanth. Twin sister get separated and are brought up in different conditions and grow up to be very different people.
Gopi Kishan (1994)
The handsome Suniel Shetty played the double role in this one – one is a smooth criminal while other is a goofy police officer. The dialogue “Mere do do baap.” still cracks people up.
While this double role movie was adapted recently with Varun Dhawan in the lead, the original Judwaa, starring Salman Khan in double role, was one of the most popular comedy movies in the 90s.
Kajol plays a double role in this thrilling Bollywood movie. One sister is raped and killed while the other struggles to come to terms with the heinous act and takes it upon her to avenge her innocent sister’s murder.
Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai (2000)
Hrithik Roshan played a double role in his debut film and it was a runaway hit. This movie featured a double role of the lead actor but they weren’t twins, like many of its predecessors. The film also starred Amisha Patel.
“Main ‘fa’ ko ‘fa’ bolta hun.” This dialogue from Kaminey is still remembered today. Kaminey is a dark comedy-crime-drama starring Shahid Kapoor in double role.
Tanu Weds Manu Returns (2015)
One of the funniest releases in this year 2015, Tanu Weds Manu Returns traces the cracks in the married life of Tanu and Manu. When they are separated, Manu finds a young girl who looks just like Tanu and tries to convince himself that he is in love with Datto. Kangana Ranaut plays the double role – Tanu and Datto – with finesse.