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Jainendra Jain (dialogue)
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22 May 1996 (India) See more »
Professionally qualified as a lawyer, Somen lives a wealthy lifestyle with his mom, Parvati, and dad... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Shammi Kapoor ... Nandlal (Somen's uncle)

Rishi Kapoor ... Somen

Madhuri Dixit ... Kajri

Anupam Kher ... Swami Dharam Bhooshan (Somen's dad)

Om Puri ... Baliram

Prem Chopra ... Kedar Nath

Reema Lagoo ... Parvati (Somen's mom) (as Rima)

Himani Shivpuri ... Natho

Sulabha Arya ... Laxmi (Kajri's mom)

Govind Namdeo ... Roop Sahai (rapist) (as Govind Namdev)
Vishwa Mehra ... Guptaji
Arun Verma
Ghanshyam Rohera ... Gopu (as Ghanshyam)
Dinesh Anand
Suresh Bhagwat ... Mishra (Cremator)
Nilofar ... Dairy farm employee (as Nilofer)
Jayshri Shivram (as Jayshree)
Hena (as Heena)
Nitin Shahane
Pratap Paranjpe (as Pratap Paranjpye)
Baby Swati
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Prithviraj Kapoor ... Himself (ritual performed in the beginning of the movie) (archive footage) (uncredited)

Shashi Kiran ... Postman (uncredited)
H.L. Pardesi ... Man who first noticed statue of god (uncredited)

Directed by
Rajiv Kapoor 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jainendra Jain  dialogue
Jainendra Jain  screenplay
Jainendra Jain  story

Produced by
Rajiv Kapoor .... producer
Randhir Kapoor .... producer
Rishi Kapoor .... producer
Original Music by
Laxmikant Shantaram Kudalkar  (as Laxmikant)
Pyarelal Ramprasad Sharma  (as Pyarelal)
Cinematography by
Jal Mistry 
Film Editing by
Rajiv Kapoor 
Art Direction by
Suresh Sawant 
Costume Design by
Akbar  (as Akbar of Gabbana)
Leena Daru 
Kashmira Shah 
Sailesh Shah 
Makeup Department
Mili Berato .... hair stylist: Madhuri (as Mili)
Sambhaji Dalvi .... assistant makeup artist (as Sambha)
Pappu Gondane .... makeup artist: R.K. Studios
S.M. Jadhav Rao .... makeup artist: Rishi Kapoor (as Jadhav Rao)
Dinesh Nawar .... assistant makeup artist (as Dinesh)
Khatoon Rijal .... hair stylist: Madhuri (as Khatoon)
Connie Rodriqes .... hair stylist: R.K. Studios (as Connie)
Ramesh Vardhan .... makeup artist: Madhur Dixit (as Ramesh Vardam)
Vilas .... assistant makeup artist
Production Management
Balaram Bhardwaj .... production manager
Yeshwant Shinde .... production manager (as Yashwant Shinde)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Aseem Chahal .... assistant director
Vijay S. Jadhav .... assistant director (as Vijay Jadhav)
S. Kalachandra .... chief assistant director: R.K. Studio (as S. Kalachandar)
Ranbir Kapoor .... assistant director (as Ranbhir Kapoor)
Deval Raiji .... chief assistant director: Rajiv Kapoor
Nitin Shahane .... assistant director
Sound Department
Pandurang Baloor .... audiographer (as Pandurang Boloor)
Datta Bhowad .... sound assistant
Akhil Biswas .... sound assistant
Anup Dev .... associate re-recordist
Baylon Fonseca .... sound designer
Baylon Fonseca .... supervising sound editor
Kuldip Sood .... sound re-recordist: Anand Recording Studio (as Kuldeep Sood)
Visual Effects by
Madhava Reddy .... visual effects
Veeru Devgan .... action coordinator
Harpal Singh .... assistant action
Jai Singh .... assistant action
P.K. Swain .... assistant action (as P.K. Sawien)
Camera and Electrical Department
Sattar Ali .... lighting technician (as Sattar)
Usman Ali .... lighting technician (as Usman)
Arjun .... lighting technician
Hari Bhau .... lighting technician (as Hari)
Sadashiv Garg .... assistant camera (as Sadashiv)
Kadar R. Khan .... assistant camera (as Kadar)
Ankush Kokate .... camera equipment in charge
Aziz Motiwala .... assistant camera (as Aziz)
Dadu Patil .... lighting technician (as Daddo)
Ramchandra .... lighting technician (as Ramchander)
Raj Ratan .... lighting technician (as Raj Rathan)
Dabboo Ratnani .... still photographer: foreign
S.T. Salunke .... chief electrician (as S.T. Salonke)
Shashi .... assistant camera
Haniif Sheikh .... key grip (as Hanif)
Shivshanker .... lighting technician (as Shivshankar)
Khalid Siddiqui .... lighting technician (as Khalid)
Chandrabhan Singh .... lighting technician (as Chandu)
Navnath Thombre .... lighting technician (as Navnath)
Wajid .... key grip
Warren .... key grip
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Akbar .... wardrobe: Rishi Kapoor
Krishna D. Fuse .... costume assistant (as Krishna)
C.G. Hanuman .... costume assistant (as Hanuman)
Cuckoo Khan .... costumes: dancers
Kiron Kher .... wardrobe: Anupam Kher
Shankar .... costume assistant
Vishnu Vellar .... costume in charge (as Vishnu Vellale)
Editorial Department
K.N. Naik .... color consultant (as Naik)
Navneet Pataskar .... assistant editor
Prabhudheva .... color consultant (as Prabhu)
Shivanand Rai .... editing post-production helper
Music Department
Lata Mangeshkar .... playback singer
Roop Kumar Rathod .... playback singer (as Roop Rathod)
Vinod Rathod .... playback singer
Jayshri Shivram .... playback singer (as Jayshree)
A.N. Tagore .... background music recordist: Mehboob Studios (as Tagore)
A.N. Tagore .... song recordist: Mehmoob Studios (as Tagore)
Suresh Wadkar .... playback singer
Alka Yagnik .... playback singer
Transportation Department
Babu .... transport department (as Babbo)
Ramchandra Gujula .... transport department (as Ramchandar)
Raghunath Jadhav .... transport department (as Ragoo)
Jagdish .... transport department
Rajan .... transport department (as Rajana)
Sanjay .... transport department
Shankar .... transport department
Pragat Singh .... transport department (as Pargat Singh)
Other crew
Bashir .... production boy
Inderjit Chadha .... controller of production
Kishor Darekar .... accounts department (as Kishore Darekar)
Arun Deshmukh .... production assistant
Arun Deshmukh .... production boy (as Arun)
Ashok Dhotre .... production boy (as Dhotra)
Dilip .... production boy
Pandit Ashok Divedi .... shlokas reciter: Banaras
Gupta .... production boy
Tejal Kanji .... projectionist (as Tejal)
Ashok Kaul .... administration controller (as Maj. Ashok Kaul)
Ahmed Khan .... assistant choreographer (as Ahmed)
Ashraf Khan .... production boy (as Ashraf)
Jojo Khan .... assistant choreographer (as Jojo)
Saroj Khan .... choreographer
Madhu .... studio manager: R.K. Studio
Rakesh Maharaj .... outdoor coordinator: South Africa
Shanti Malik .... secretary: Rishi Kapoor
Smita P. Mhadgut .... accounts department (as Smita)
Mohanbali .... studio manager: R.K. Studio (as Late Mohan Bali)
A. Mulla .... projectionist
Ashok Nadkarni .... production boy
Raju Nagpal .... assistant choreographer (as Raju)
Ravi .... production boy
N. Salian .... studio manager: R.K. Studio (as Late Sallan)
P.G. Sambandham .... accounts department
K.S. Sanjay .... public relations officer
Selvaraj .... production boy (as Salva)
Shabana .... assistant choreographer
Prem Singh .... production boy (as Prem)
Rakesh Srivastava .... office chartered accountant
Ramvilas Thakur .... production boy (as Ramvilas)
Raj Kapoor .... inspiration

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Lata Mangeshkar sang a song in this. film. as. r .k. tradition. It was her last song for Laxmikant-Pyarelal and this film. was L-P's. 23 rd year for r.k.films. from bobby 1973 to prem granth 1996. Lata Mangeshkar. sang for. R.K. Films for 47 years from 1949 barsaat to 1996 prem granth, 47 years of association.See more »


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A story of rape and staleness, 30 October 2010
Author: Peter Young from Earth

All three of Raj Kapoor's sons tried their hand at direction in order to keep their father's banner alive. All three delivered rather mediocre films and PremGranth is unfortunately a weak melodramatic fare which fails to recreate the magic of Raj Kapoor's movies. Rajiv Kapoor, the youngest of Kapoor's sons, is the one who directs this movie and though he tries hard to adopt his father's style of filmmaking, Prem Grant falls flat and is a most boring, overdone and outdated product. The story seems to be like set in the 1940s, when women had no chances to survive. The film tries to address the theme of rape but it hardly manages to convey its message given the poor script and dated execution. The casting wavers between okay and laughable. The fact that Anupam Kher plays the father of Rishi Kapoor, who in real-life is actually 3 years older than he is, really made me laugh and is an example of terribly tactless casting. The only factor that redeems this film from being a total disaster is undoubtedly Madhuri Dixit, who rises above the script with a heartfelt and convincing performance in the role of a rape victim who tries to move on in life. Some of her scenes after the birth of her child were truly good. But there it ends, and the presence of a ceaselessly beautiful Dixit is not enough to save a stale story of this sort.

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