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Prem Rog (1982)

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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Raj Kapoor

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Kamna Chandra (story) (as Mrs. Kamna Chandra), Jainendra Jain (dialogue) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Shammi Kapoor ... Bade Raja Thakur
Nanda ... Virendra's wife
Tanuja ... Raj Rani
Vijayendra Ghatge ... Kunwar Narendra Pratap Singh (as Vijayendra Ghadge)
Kulbhushan Kharbanda ... Chote Thakur Virendra 'Vir' Singh
Bindu ... Chamiya
Sushma Seth ... Badi Maa
Raza Murad ... Raja Virendra Pratap Singh
Rajendra Nath ... Radha's husband
Kiran Vairale Kiran Vairale ... Radha
Om Prakash ... Poojari
Monty Nath Monty Nath ... Chote Thakur Vikram Singh (as Monty)
Rishi Kapoor ... Devdhar 'Dev'
Padmini Kolhapure ... Manorama 'Rama' 'Nanu'
Leela Mishra ... Bua (Lady who insisted Manorama's hair to be cut)
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Storyline

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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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

31 July 1982 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Болни от любов See more »

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K.R. Films Pvt. Ltd. See more »
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Raj Kapoor won best director and best editing Filmfare award for Prem Rog. See more »

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One of the best movies by RK
14 February 2019 | by ejazbutt-70580See all my reviews

This movie was way ahead of the times. It requires an immense amount of intellect to appreciate the undertones. Socialism, culture, love, abuse, feminism and self respect embroiled into one stunning movie. It swept the floor at the National Awards, with a powerhouse performance from Padmini, but equally great performance from Rishi. Problem is that Rishi acts so effortlessly that he makes it look easy and always gets overlooked by Awards.

The movie is directed to utter perfection, the songs, cinematography and script is second to none. They can't make anything like this again. My favourite scene is near the finale during the village power blackout and confrontation between Rishi & Shammi, the dialogue which turns all the lights back on still gives me goosebumps.


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