Manorama, the daughter of a rich, orthodox family is married off, leaving her childhood friend Deodhar and his secret love for her, in despair. When tragedy befalls her, and traditions seem unfair, Deodhar must fight for what's right.

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Chamiya
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Orphaned at a very young age and adopted by his uncle, a Poojari, and aunt, Premvati, Devdhar lives a poor lifestyle with them and their daughter, Radha. Poojari works for Bade Thakur and his family and prepares astrological charts and organizes prayers, and asks him for financial assistance so that Devdhar can go to Bombay and study, which is approved. Years later Devdhar has matured, returns home so that Radha could get married. He meets with and falls in love with Bade Thakur's paternal niece, Manorama, his childhood friend. She likes him too, but is very naive about love and intimacy. Radha gets married to a much older man and moves out, while Manorama's marriage is arranged with Kunwar Narendra Pratap Singh. The wedding takes place with great pomp and ceremony, and a heartbroken Devdhar leaves the village to return to Bombay. A few months later he meets with Radha, who is now pregnant, and also decides to visit his uncle and aunt. This is where he will get the shock of his life ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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This was the first film of writer Kamna Chandra, writer Jainendra Jain was to direct this film, but then Raj Kapoor decided to direct Prem Rog himself. As a filmaker and technicaly showman Raj Kapoor, as director, was at his best in Prem Rog. The two brothers Raj and Shammi Kapoor, worked together for the first time, after being in the same line for about 30 years. Raj Kapoor wanted Hasrat Jaipuri to write some songs, but it dint work out. Playback singer Anwar was to sing all songs, but got to sing only 1 song and many of character actress Bindu's scenes were cut. This was the duo Laxmikant-Pyarelal last film with Raj Kapoor, they returned to R.K. Film after about 15 years with Prem Granth, one of the last film of Laxmikant-Pyarelal. See more »

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Long but successful attempt at combining entertainment with social issues
14 February 2009 | by (India) – See all my reviews

This was one of Raj Kapoor's successful attempts at combining entertainment with social themes. The film is long but generally earns its length by dealing in some detail with the issue of widow remarriage. The film is basically a star vehicle for Padmini Kolhapure who is equal to the task. She is innocence personified in the first half and successfully shows a mature side later in the film. Rishi Kapoor is decent as usual while Shammi Kapoor is fine in a supporting role. The villains are mostly caricatures and the romantic scenes tend to drag on a bit. Some of the songs could have been cut. Still it's a good watch and one of Raj Kapoor's best films late in his career.

Overall 7/10


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