Prem Rog

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Prem Rog
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DVD Cover
Directed by Raj Kapoor
Produced by Raj Kapoor
Written by Kamna Chandra
Jainendra Jain
K.K. Singh
Starring Shammi Kapoor
Rishi Kapoor
Padmini Kolhapure
Raza Murad
Om Prakash
Music by Laxmikant-Pyarelal
Cinematography Radhu Karmakar
Edited by Raj Kapoor
Distributed by R.K. Films Pvt. Ltd.
Release dates
  • 13 August 1982 (1982-08-13)
Running time
183 mins
Country India
Language Hindi

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. The film is considered a classic work by the director Raj Kapoor. Raj Kapoor returned to social themes with this film. The film earned high critical acclaim. The screenplay was written by Kamna Chandra and Jainendra Jain.It was the 2nd Highest grosser movie of 1982

Plot summary[edit]

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 rapes 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'.



All songs[1] are composed by Laxmikant-Pyarelal.

# Song Singer(s) Lyricist Length
1 ’’Bhanware Ne Khilaya Phool’’ Suresh Wadkar, Lata Mangeshkar Narendra Sharma 07:48
2 ’’Main Hoon Prem Rogi’’ Suresh Wadkar Santosh Anand 07:58
3 ’’Meri Qismat Men Tu Nahin Shayad’’ Suresh Wadkar, Lata Mangeshkar Ameer Qazalbash 07:31
4 ’’Mohabbat Hai Kya Cheez’’ Suresh Wadkar, Lata Mangeshkar Santosh Anand 07:14
5 ’’Yeh Pyar Tha Ya Kuchh Aur Tha’’ Sudha Malhotra, Anwar Santosh Anand 06:26
6 ’’Yeh Galiyan Yeh Chaubara’’ Lata Mangeshkar Santosh Anand 07:11

Awards And Nominations[edit]

Year Nominee/Work Award Result
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
Ameer 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") [2] Nominated


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