Prema Pusthakam

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Prema Pusthakam
Directed by Gollapudi Srinivas
Gollapudi Maruthi Rao
Starring Ajith Kumar
Music by Devendran
Release date
  • 16 July 1993 (1993-07-16)
Country India
Language Telugu

Prema Pusthakam ([Book of Love] error: {{lang-xx}}: text has italic markup (help)) is a 1993 Telugu romance film which was partly directed by Gollapudi Srinivas before his death on the set of the film; it was later finished by his father, Gollapudi Maruthi Rao.[1] It featured newcomers Ajith Kumar and Kanchan in the lead roles, with Devendran was the music composer.



The film was written by Gollapudi Srinivas, son of noted director Gollapudi Maruthi Rao, in early 1992 and Ajith Kumar was signed on to feature in the lead role in August 1992. However, during the first month of the shoot, the debutant director died after succumbing to injuries suffered during a water accident on sets in Vizag, Andhra Pradesh.[2] The death led to creation of the Gollapudi Srinivas Award, with the director's father Gollapudi Maruthi Rao giving the award to promising debutant directors to continue his son's legacy.[3] The film was duly delayed and later completed by Srinivas's father and only released in 1993.


The film went on to win the Nandi Award for Best Screenplay Writer in 1994 for Gollapudi Maruthi Rao.[4] The film has been described by commentators as an "eminently forgettable" debut for Ajith Kumar, due to the problems faced during production.[5][6] It was later dubbed and released in Tamil as Kadhal Puthagam in 1997.[7]


  1. ^ "A bid day for Thala Ajith! Check to know why!". 2 August 2017. Retrieved 2 August 2017. 
  2. ^ "Bad back, great future". 6 July 1999. Retrieved 8 July 2011. 
  3. ^ "About Us". Gollapudi National Award. Archived from the original on 11 July 2011. Retrieved 8 July 2011. 
  4. ^ 8 July 2011. Archived 21 October 2010 at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ "Pyar to hona hi tha". 15 September 1999. Retrieved 8 July 2011. 
  6. ^ Ajith Kumar Retrieved 8 July 2011.
  7. ^ Tamil Movie News--Pudhu Edition 3 Retrieved 8 July 2011.

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