Prem Rog

Prem Rog, India, 31 July 1982

Devdhar (Rishi Kapoor) is a poor orphan who in his childhood had a magnetic friendship with Manorama (Padmini Kolhapure), the only daughter of the rich and powerful Thakur. The benevolent Thakur helped Devdhar go to the city for higher studies. After eight years, Devdhar returns to his village, where he finds Manorama has grown up. After seeing her again, Devdhar falls in love. Due to family status difference, he is unable to express his love for her.

A chain of events leads to Manorama being married to a rich and handsome Thakur; her husband dies the day after the marriage and she becomes a widow. After her elder brother-in-law attempts to rape her, she returns to her parental home. When Devdhar learns of the situation, he works to rebuild Manorama's life and bring a smile to her face. Devdhar is determined to revive her faith in life and love. In doing so, he eventually has to face the wrath of the powerful Thakurs, armed with age-old traditions and customs in their favor.

  • Genre: Thriller
  • Runtime: 182 Minutes
  • Director: Raj Kapoor
  • Awards: 1983- Raj Kapoor Filmfare Award for Best Director, Padmini Kolhapure Filmfare Award for Best Actress, Raj Kapoor Filmfare Award for Best Editing, Santosh Anand (for song "Mohabbat Hai Kya Cheez") Filmfare Best Lyricist Award


Prem Rog (Hindi: प्रेम रोग; English: Love Sickness) is 1982 romantic Bollywood film directed by Raj Kapoor. The film tells the story of a man's love towards a woman who is a widow and of a higher status. In one of the songs, he sings that he is "prem rogi" ("love sick"). The film is considered a classic work by the director Raj Kapoor and became a silver jubilee blockbuster. Raj Kapoor returned to social themes with this film. The film earned high critical acclaim. The screenplay was written by Kamna Chandra and Jainendra Jain.