Prema Mandiram

Prema Mandiram (transl. Temple of Love) is a 1981 Indian Telugu-language drama film, produced by D. Ramanaidu under the Suresh Productions[2] banner and directed by Dasari Narayana Rao.[3] It stars Akkineni Nageswara Rao and Jaya Prada, with music composed by K. V. Mahadevan.[4]

Prema Mandiram
Prema Mandiram.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byDasari Narayana Rao
Written byDasari Narayana Rao
Produced byD. Ramanaidu
StarringAkkineni Nageswara Rao
Jaya Prada
CinematographyP. S. Selvaraj
Edited byK. A. Marthand
Music byK. V. Mahadevan
Release date
  • 19 September 1981 (1981-09-19)
Running time
160 mins


The film begins during the times of the Pre-independence era when a province headed by Zamindar Bhupathi Raja (Gummadi) who has two sons Sarvarayudu (Akkineni Nageswara Rao) & Vikram (Jaggayya) and his father's word is an ordinance to Sarvarayudu. Zamindar is a stubborn & ruthless person adhere to caste & family prestige. Due to which he slaughters Vikram for loving a poor girl (Geetha). At present, Zamindar locks his grandson Chinnababu (again Akkineni Nageswara Rao) in the palace and makes him educated within the boundaries. Frustrated, Chinnababu escapes for learning the outside world. Be cognizant to it, Sarvarayudu hides the truth from Zamindar and moves in search of his son. Unfortunately, Chinnababu lands in a prostitute's house where he gets acquainted with a beautiful girl Madhura Ranjani (Jayaprada), a woman with a noble character and they fall in love. Discovering it, Sarvarayudu gets his son back but somehow he escapes again & again and reaches Madhura. Here Sarvarayudu does not want to reveal this fact to Zamindar as it is a danger to his son's life. So, he requests Madhura to make herself low before Chinnababu to discard and she does so. Now distressed Chinnababu becomes drunkard even grief-stricken Madhura becomes terminally-ill. Later on, Chinnababu realizes the truth and decides to marry Madhura. Being aware of it, furious Zamindar orders Sarvarayudu to slay out them. At that point of time, Sarvarayudu performs their marriage and welcomes to the palace. During their first night, he says that he has poisoned them but actually, gives it to his father and consumes himself. At last, Zamindar dies. Finally, Sarvarayudu blesses the couple, states that love is beyond any caste & clan and breathes his last, happy.




Prema Mandiram
Film score by
LabelSEA Records
ProducerK. V. Mahadevan
K. V. Mahadevan chronology
Guru Sishyulu
Prema Mandiram
Radha Kalyanam

Music composed by K. V. Mahadevan. Music released on SEA Records Audio Company.[5]

S.No Song Title Lyrics Singers length
1 "Prema Mandiram Ide" Veturi S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, P. Susheela 4:32
2 "Chandrodayam" Veturi Sundararama Murthy S. P. Balasubrahmanyam,P. Susheela 4:03
3 "Ekkado Chusinattu Vunnadi" Aarudhra S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, P. Susheela 4:35
4 "Aata Tandana Tana" Veturi Sundararama Murthy S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki 4:12
5 "Tholisari Palikenu" C. Narayana Reddy S. P. Balasubrahmanyam 5:33
6 "Udayama Udayinchaku" C. Narayana Reddy S. P. Balasubrahmanyam 4:23
7 "Amaram Amaram" Dasari Narayana Rao S. P. Balasubrahmanyam 5:47
8 "Maa Inti Alluda" Veturi Sundararama Murthy S. Janaki, P. Susheela 5:40



  1. ^ "Prema Mandiram (Overview)". IMDb.
  2. ^ "Prema Mandiram (Banner)". Filmiclub.
  3. ^ "Prema Mandiram (Direction)". Know Your Films.
  4. ^ "Prema Mandiram (Cast & Crew)".
  5. ^ "Prema Mandiram (Songs)". Cineradham.