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Premabhishekam (English: Anointing of Love, Telugu: ప్రేమాభిషేకం) is a 1981 Indian Telugu romantic drama film, produced by Venkat Akkineni, Nagarjuna Akkineni under Annapurna Studios banner and directed by Dasari Narayana Rao. It stars Akkineni Nageswara Rao, Sridevi, Jayasudha in the lead roles and music composed by Chakravarthy.[1][2] The film was remade in Tamil as Vazhvey Maayam and in Hindi as Prem Tapasya. The film was recorded as an Industry Hit at the box office.

Premabhishekam poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byDasari Narayana Rao
Produced byVenkat Akkineni
Nagarjuna Akkineni
Written byDasari Narayana Rao
(story /screenplay /dialogues)
StarringAkkineni Nageswara Rao
Music byChakravarthy
CinematographyP. S. Selvaraj
Edited byB. Krishnam Raju
Release date
  • 16 February 1981 (1981-02-16)
Running time
147 mins



Rajesh (Akkineni Nageswara Rao) meets attractive Devi (Sridevi) and falls in love with her. He proposes his love for Devi, but Devi rejects and even humiliates him. When Devi comes to know that Rajesh really loves her with his heart and soul, she repents and reciprocates his love. The marriage is set to take place in a few days and preparations are on. Then Devi's brother Dr. Chakravarthy (Mohan Babu) comes to know that Rajesh is terminally ill and will die soon, so he attempts to put a stop to it. Devi finds out and tells Rajesh, and they then plan to get married in secret. However, Rajesh also discovers his illness when informed by Dr. Venkateswarulu (Gummadi). He is also aware that his close friend Prasad (Murali Mohan) also loves Devi, so he now decides to estrange her by pretending to be indifferent to her. Devi is devastated and tries to contact him and finds out that he was out with another woman named Jayanthi (Jayasudha), a prostitute. Devi is shocked by Rajesh's actions, but Rajesh calls off the engagement and wedding and tells her that this was revenge for her humiliation of him previously. Devi is angered by this and she urges her brother to arrange her wedding with anyone in order to humiliate the arrogant Rajesh. Her brother arranges her wedding with Prasad. Jayanthi requests Rajesh to marry because despite her being a prostitute, she would like to be mentioned as someone's wife. Rajesh marries her and begins his last journey. Devi marries Prasad and after the marriage she comes to know the truth. Devi is shocked and rushes to meet Rajesh. In the presence of the principal characters, Rajesh blesses the married Devi and breathes his last, happy.




Film score by
LabelSEA Records
Chakravarthy chronology
Prema Simhasanam
Prema Kanuka

Music composed by Chakravarthy. Lyrics were written by Dasari Narayana Rao. All songs are blockbusters. Music released on SEA Records Audio Company.

S. No. Song Title Singers length
1 "Naa Kallu Chebuthunnayi" SP Balu, P. Susheela 4:18
2 "Devi Mounama" SP Balu, P. Susheela 4:40
3 "Oka Devuni Gudilo" SP Balu, P. Susheela 4:31
4 "Kotapa Kondaku" SP Balu, P. Susheela 4:33
5 "Tharalu Digivachhina" SP Balu, P. Susheela 4:28
6 "Vandanam Abhivandanam" SP Balu, P. Susheela 4:15
7 "Agadhu Agadhu" SP Balu 6:10

Box officeEdit

The film has completed 100 days in 30 centres. The film has completed 175 days in 30 centres.[3]



  1. ^ Prakash, Shiva (28 August 2012). "Premabhishekam (1981) - ANR OLD Telugu Songs - Free Download Telugu Mp3 Audio Songs". Retrieved 7 September 2012.
  2. ^ "Premabhishekam Songs - Premabhishekam Telugu Movie Songs - Telugu Songs Lyrics Trailer Videos, Preview Stills Reviews". Retrieved 7 September 2012.
  3. ^ "ANR's 100 days films list". Archived from the original on 26 December 2012. Retrieved 8 May 2013.

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