Prem Rog

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Prem Rog
Prem Rog.jpg
Directed byRaj Kapoor
Produced byRaj Kapoor
Written byJainendra Jain
Kamna Chandra
K.K. Singh
StarringShammi Kapoor
Rishi Kapoor
Padmini Kolhapure
Raza Murad
Om Prakash
Music byLaxmikant-Pyarelal
CinematographyRadhu Karmakar
Edited byRaj Kapoor
Distributed byR. K. Films
Release date
  • 31 July 1982 (1982-07-31)
Running time
183 minutes

Prem Rog (Hindi: प्रेम रोग; Love Sickness) is a 1982 Bollywood romantic drama 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 Jainendra Jain and 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 the family status difference, he is unable to express his love for her.

A chain of events leads to Manorama marry 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 Thakur, armed with age-old traditions and customs in his favor.


  • Rishi Kapoor as Devdhar "Dev," the hero, a penniless but educated orphan raised by his maternal uncle
  • Om Prakash as Panditji (the priest; maternal uncle of Dev
  • Dulari as Punditji's wife
  • Padmini Kolhapure as Manorama "Rama," the heroine, daughter of the local aristocratic family
  • Shammi Kapoor as Bade Raja Thakur, Rama's uncle
  • Sushma Seth as Badi Maa, wife of the Bade Raja
  • Kulbhushan Kharbanda as Virendra "Vir" Singh, Rama's father
  • Nanda as Chhoti Maa or Maa, Rama's mother
  • Vijayendra Ghatge as Kumar Narendra Pratap Singh, Rama's husband
  • Raza Murad as Raja Virendra Pratap Singh Narendra's elder brother
  • Tanuja as Raj Rani, wife of Raja Virendra Pratap Singh
  • Bindu as Chamiya


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

# Song Singer(s) Lyricist Length
1 "Bhanware Ne Khilaya Phool" Lata Mangeshkar, Suresh Wadkar Narendra Sharma 07:48
2 "Main Hoon Prem Rogi" Suresh Wadkar Santosh Anand 07:58
3 "Meri Qismat Men Tu Nahin Shayad" Lata Mangeshkar, Suresh Wadkar Amir Qazalbash 07:31
4 "Mohabbat Hai Kya Cheez" Lata Mangeshkar, Suresh Wadkar 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



Prem Rog was listed by Cosmopolitan magazine as one of its top ten "Most Romantic Films Ever". It was praised by critics for its direction, performances of actors and screenplay.

Box Office

It was the second highest-grossing Indian film of 1982, after Vidhaata. It grossed ₹13 crore, including a nett of ₹6.5 crore. Box Office India gave it a verdict of 'super-hit'.[2]

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") [3] Nominated


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