|Edited by||K. Balu|
|Distributed by||Sri Eshwari Productions|
|Box office||est.₹15 crore|
Premaloka / Paruva Ragam (Kannada: ಪ್ರೇಮಲೋಕ) (Tamil: பருவ ராகம்)(English: World of Love) (English: The Melody of Age) is a 1987 bilingual romantic musical film written and directed by V. Ravichandran (credited onscreen simply as Ravichandran) in his directorial debut. He additionally served as producer under Eshwari Productions.
Produced simultaneously in Kannada and Tamil, the latter as Paruva Ragam, the film stars Ravichandran in the lead role alongside Juhi Chawla, in her acting debut. Vishnuvardhan, Ambarish and Tiger Prabhakar made guest appearances.
The screenplay was adapted from the 1982 American film Grease 2. The soundtrack composed by Hamsalekha included the lyrics of the tracks from the same movie - Back to School Again as Geleyare Nanna Gelathiyare- Hogona Collejige and Who's That Guy? as Yaarivanu . The film was initially a flop, with low box office results and negative reviews, but, after positive word-of-mouth and repeat audiences, it ultimately grossed over nine times its budget.
A young man is in love with his classmate who rebukes his advances. Desperate for her affection, he decides to pose as a mysterious biker and sweep her off her feet.
- V. Ravichandran as Ravi
- Juhi Chawla as Shashikala/Shashi
- Leelavathi as Sharadamma
- Lokesh as Govardhan Rao, Ravi's father
- Srinath as Shashi's father
- Jayachitra as Kaveri, Shashi's mother
- Mukhyamantri Chandru as Chief Minister
- K. Vijaya as Girija Govardhan Rao, Ravi's mother
- Thyagu as Ravi's friend
- Vishnuvardhan in a cameo appearance as Professor Manohar
- Ambarish in a cameo appearance as hotel supplier (kannada version)
- Tiger Prabhakar in a cameo appearance as Principal of Ravi's and Shashi's college
- Urvashi in a guest appearance as Rajani, Chief Minister's daughter
- Manorama as Thayamma
- Thyagu as Ravi's friend
- Jai Shankar as Ravi's father
- Vadivukkarasi as Ravi's mother
- Delhi Ganesh as Shashi's father
- Poornam Viswanathan as Chief Minister
- Thengai Srinivasan in a cameo appearance as hotel supplier
- Cho Ramaswamy in a cameo appearance as Principal of Ravi's and Shashi's college
The film marked the directorial debut of V. Ravichandran. For the lead actress, Ravichandran rejected 52 girls before choosing Juhi Chawla as the heroine. Apart from composing music, Hamsalekha has also written lyrics for all songs and dialogues for the film. When Ravichandran was mulling over the theme of the film, Hamsalekha suggested him to do a musical script on the lines of Sound of Music and Grease 2.
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|Released||7 May 1986|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
Hamsalekha composed the music for the film and also penned the lyrics for the soundtrack. The soundtrack album consists of eleven tracks. The distribution rights were bought by Lahari Music for a hitherto record price of ₹150,000.
The music and the songs in the film were widely appreciated and created records in the audio cassette sales during the time. Tulsiram Naidu (Lahari Velu) of Lahari Audio, says, "Premaloka continues to be the biggest hit among film music albums in Kannada cinema. Back then audio rights were sold for a pittance and nominally paid ₹100 or ₹1,000. With Premaloka things changed and rights began to be sold in lakhs". The lyrics of the soundtrack also received acclaim from critics.
The lyrics of two tracks from Grease 2 - Back to School Again and Who's That Guy? were retained as Geleyare Nanna Gelathiyare- Hogona Collejige and as Yaarivanu, respectively. The other song Premalokadinda was an adaptation of the 1963 Chinese (Hokkien) song Cup (in the) Shadow.
|1.||"Premalokadinda"||Hamsalekha||S. Janaki, K. J. Yesudas, Ravichandran||4:34|
|2.||"Geleyare Nanna Gelathiyare"||Hamsalekha||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam||5:31|
|3.||"Ee Nimbe Hanninantha"||Hamsalekha||Ramesh Weeratunga||2:59|
|4.||"Nodamma Hudugi"||Hamsalekha||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Latha Hamsalekha||5:14|
|5.||"Cheluve Ondu Kelthini"||Hamsalekha||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki||4:19|
|6.||"Yaarivanu Ee Manmathanu"||Hamsalekha||S. Janaki, Ravichandran||4:49|
|7.||"Boy Friend Barthaanantha"||Hamsalekha||S. Janaki, Ravichandran||4:25|
|8.||"E Gangu Ee Biku Kalisikodu"||Hamsalekha||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki, Ravichandran||4:44|
|9.||"Idu Nanna Ninna Prema Geethe"||Hamsalekha||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki||4:33|
|10.||"Mosagaarana"||Hamsalekha||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam||4:21|
|1.||"Kadhal Illai"||Vairamuthu||S. Janaki, K. J. Yesudas, Ravichandran||4:34|
|2.||"Paadum ilam"||Vairamuthu||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam||5:31|
|3.||"Oru Minnal Pola"||Vairamuthu||Ramesh Weeratunga||2:59|
|4.||"Kelamma Kelamma"||Vairamuthu||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki||5:14|
|5.||"Poove Unnai Nesithen"||Vairamuthu||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki||4:19|
|6.||"Yaar Evano"||Vairamuthu||S. Janaki, Ravichandran||4:49|
|7.||"Adea Amma Kannu"||Vairamuthu||S. Janaki, Ravichandran||4:25|
|8.||"Hey Maama Vandi Otta"||Vairamuthu||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki, Ravichandran||4:44|
|9.||"Oru aanum pennum"||Vairamuthu||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki||4:33|
|10.||"Mosakaarana naan"||Vairamuthu||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam||4:21|
|11.||"Vanavillai parthen"||Vairamuthu||Vani Jayaram||2:10|
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The first few days of the film was bad at the box office. In fact, for the first three weeks, the film was considered a flop. But slowly, the film gained due to word-of-mouth publicity and repeat crowds. From the second month onwards, the film started getting houseful shows. The film rewrote history books and skyrocketed the careers of Ravichandran and Hamsalekha.Meanwhile the tamil version also got released and went unnoticed.
One of the songs, "Nodamma Hudugi," was reused by Sundeep Malani for his Kanglish film SMS 6260 featuring Diganth, Kiran, Janu. Hamsalekha would go on to compose music for many more Ravichandran films.
Premaloka was dubbed in Telugu as Premalokam. Juhi Chawla recalling her experiences stated that "My 45-day shoot for Premaloka ensured that going on the set of Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak was a cakewalk. The other good thing about Premaloka was that the team was young, so it was like college buddies hanging out. [..] Since the film was a musical, it was like a party on the set. The only senior person there was our cinematographer. I fondly look back at my stint in Kannada cinema during my early days as the foundation for my career in Bollywood".
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