Prem Rog

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Prem Rog
Prem Rog.jpg
Poster
Directed byRaj Kapoor
Produced byRaj Kapoor
Written byJainendra Jain
Kamna Chandra
K. K. Singh
StarringRishi Kapoor
Padmini Kolhapure
Shammi Kapoor
Nanda
Tanuja
Sushma Seth
Kulbhushan Kharbanda
Raza Murad
Music byLaxmikant–Pyarelal
CinematographyRadhu Karmakar
Edited byRaj Kapoor
Distributed byR. K. Films
Release date
  • 30 July 1982 (1982-07-30)
Running time
172 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageHindi
Box office₹13 crore

Prem Rog (Hindi: प्रेम रोग; Sickness Of Love) is a 1982 Bollywood musical romantic drama directed by Raj Kapoor. The film tells the story of a man's (Rishi Kapoor) love towards a woman who is a widow and of a higher status (Padmini Kolhapure). This film marked Raj Kapoor's return to social themes. The screenplay was written by Jainendra Jain and Kamna Chandra.

Prem Rog is considered an all-time classic of Raj Kapoor. It received high critical acclaim and was a huge commercial success at the box-office, becoming the second highest-grossing film of 1982 after Vidhaata.

Prem Rog led the 30th Filmfare Awards with 12 nominations, including Best Film, Best Actor (Rishi Kapoor) and Best Supporting Actress (Nanda), and won a leading 4 awards, tying with Shakti, including Best Director (Raj Kapoor) and Best Actress (Kolhapure).

Plot[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 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.

Cast[edit]

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

Soundtrack[edit]

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

# Song Singer(s) Lyricist Length
1 "Bhanware Ne Khilaaya Phool" Lata Mangeshkar, Suresh Wadkar Narendra Sharma 07:48
2 "Main Hoon Prem Rogi" Suresh Wadkar Santosh Anand 07:58
3 "Meri Kismat Mein Tu Nahi Shayad" Lata Mangeshkar, Suresh Wadkar Amir Qazalbash 07:31
4 "Mohabbat Hai Kya Cheez" Lata Mangeshkar, Suresh Wadkar Santosh Anand 07:14
5 "Yeh Pyaar Tha Ya Kuch Aur Tha" Sudha Malhotra, Anwar Santosh Anand 06:26
6 "Yeh Galiyan Yeh Chaubara" Lata Mangeshkar Santosh Anand 07:11

Reception[edit]

Critical Reception[edit]

Prem Rog was listed by Cosmopolitan magazine as one of its Top 10 "Most Romantic Films Ever".

It received high critical acclaim for its direction, story, screenplay, music, cinematography and performances of the cast.

Box-Office[edit]

Prem Rog grossed ₹13 crore, including a nett of ₹6.5 crore. Box Office India gave it a verdict of a 'blockbuster'.[2]

It became the second highest-grossing film of 1982 after Vidhaata.

Awards & Nominations[edit]

Year Nominee / work Award Result
1983[3] Raj Kapoor Best Director Won
Padmini Kolhapure Best Actress Won
Santosh Anand (for "Mohabbat Hai Kya Cheez") Best Lyrics Won
Raj Kapoor Best Editing Won
Raj Kapoor (for R. K. Films) Best Film Nominated
Rishi Kapoor Best Actor Nominated
Nanda Best Supporting Actress Nominated
Kamna Chandra Best Story Nominated
Laxmikant–Pyarelal Best Music Nominated
Ameer Qazalbash (for "Meri Kismat Mein Tu") Best Lyrics Nominated
Suresh Wadkar (for "Main Hoon Prem Rogi") Best Male Playback Nominated
Suresh Wadkar (for "Meri Kismat Mein Tu" ) Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.hindigeetmala.net/movie/prem_rog.htm
  2. ^ "Boxofficeindia.com". web.archive.org. 5 October 2013. Retrieved 14 August 2020.
  3. ^ [1]

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