|Directed by||Raj Kapoor|
|Produced by||Raj Kapoor|
|Written by||Jainendra Jain|
|Edited by||Raj Kapoor|
|Distributed by||R. K. Films|
Prem Rog (Hindi: प्रेम रोग; Love Sickness) is a 1982 Bollywood romantic 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 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.
Prem Rog was listed by Cosmopolitan magazine as one of its 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
- Dulari as Rama's Maid
|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||Amir 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
|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") ||Nominated|