|Directed by||Raj Kapoor|
|Produced by||Raj Kapoor|
|Written by||Kamna Chandra
|Edited by||Raj Kapoor|
|Distributed by||R.K. Films Pvt. Ltd.|
|Running time||183 mins|
Prem Rog (Hindi: प्रेम रोग; English: Love Sickness) is 1982 romantic Bollywood film directed by Raj Kapoor. The film tells the story of a man's love towards a woman who is a widow and of a higher status. In one of the songs, he sings that he is "prem rogi" ("love sick"). The film is considered a classic work by the director Raj Kapoor and became a silver jubilee blockbuster. Raj Kapoor returned to social themes with this film. The film earned high critical acclaim. The screenplay was written by Kamna Chandra.
Devdhar (Rishi Kapoor) is a poor orphan who in his childhood had a magnetic friendship with Manorama (Padmini Kolhapure), the only daughter of the rich and powerful Thakur. The benevolent Thakur helped Devdhar go to the city for higher studies. After eight years, Devdhar returns to his village, where he finds Manorama has grown up. After seeing her again, Devdhar falls in love. Due to family status difference, he is unable to express his love for her.
A chain of events leads to Manorama being married to a rich and handsome Thakur; her husband dies the day after the marriage and she becomes a widow. After her elder brother-in-law attempts to rape her, she returns to her parental home. When Devdhar learns of the situation, he works to rebuild Manorama's life and bring a smile to her face. Devdhar is determined to revive her faith in life and love. In doing so, he eventually has to face the wrath of the powerful Thakurs, armed with age-old traditions and customs in their favor.
Prem Rog was listed by Cosmopolitan magazine as one of their top ten 'Most Romantic Films Ever'.
- Nanda as Chhoti Maa
- Rishi Kapoor as Devdhar 'Dev'
- Padmini Kolhapure as Manorama 'Rama'
- Shammi Kapoor as Bade Raja Thakur
- Tanuja as Raj Rani Pratap Singh
- Vijayendra Ghatge as Kumar Narendra Pratap Singh
- Kulbhushan Kharbanda as Virendra 'Vir' Singh
- Bindu as Chamiya
- Sushma Seth as Badi Maa
- Raza Murad as Raja Virendra Pratap Singh
- Om Prakash as Panditji
All music composed by Laxmikant-Pyarelal.
|1.||"Bhanware Ne Khilaya Phool"||Suresh Wadkar, Lata Mangeshkar|
|2.||"Main Hoon Prem Rogi"||Suresh Wadkar|
|3.||"Meri Qismat Men Tu Nahin Shayad"||Suresh Wadkar, Lata Mangeshkar|
|4.||"Mohabbat Hai Kya Cheez"||Suresh Wadkar, Lata Mangeshkar|
|5.||"Yeh Pyar Tha Ya Kuchh Aur Tha"||Sudha Malhotra, Anwar|
|6.||"Yeh Galiyan Yeh Chaubara"||Lata Mangeshkar|
Awards And Nominations
|1983||Raj Kapoor||Filmfare Award for Best Director||Won|
|Padmini Kolhapure||Filmfare Award for Best Actress||Won|
|Raj Kapoor||Filmfare Award for Best Editing||Won|
|Santosh Anand (for song "Mohabbat Hai Kya Cheez")||Filmfare Best Lyricist Award||Won|
|Raj Kapoor (for R. K. Films)||Filmfare Award for Best Film||Nominated|
|Rishi Kapoor||Filmfare Award for Best Actor||Nominated|
|Nanda||Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress||Nominated|
|Kamna Chandra||Filmfare Award for Best Story||Nominated|
|Laxmikant-Pyarelal||Filmfare Award for Best Music Director||Nominated|
|Amir Qazalbash (for song "Meri Qismat Mein Tu")||Filmfare Award for Best Lyricist||Nominated|
|Suresh Wadkar (for song "Meri Qismat Mein Tu")||Filmfare Award for Best Male Playback Singer||Nominated|
|Suresh Wadkar (for song "Main Hoon Prem Rogi") ||Nominated|