Premabhishekam (1981 film)


Theatrical release poster
Directed by Dasari Narayana Rao
Produced by Venkat Akkineni
Nagarjuna Akkineni
Written by Dasari Narayana Rao
(story /screenplay /dialogues)
Starring Akkineni Nageswara Rao
Music by Chakravarthy
Cinematography P. N. Selvaraj
Edited by B. Krishnam Raju
Release dates
  • 16 February 1981 (1981-02-16)
Running time
147 mins
Country India
Language Telugu

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


Rajesh (Akkineni Nageswara Rao) meets with 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 accepts 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 across a secret about Rajesh's life that he has cancer and going to die soon, so he puts a stop to this marriage. Devi finds out that her brother is behind this and tells Rajesh, they plan to get married in secret. At the same time, Rajesh also comes to know about his death through Dr. Venkateswarulu (Gummadi). At that same time, he knows that his close friend Prasad (Murali Mohan) also loves Devi, so he decides to get rid off from her life by focusing himself as bad as her. From that day Mohan does not show up, Devi is devastated fearing, 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 act and tries to bring him back to her. But Rajesh intervenes that all the engagement and wedding was a fake to take revenge on Devi for insulting him. Devi gets angered on this and she urges her brother to fix marriage with anyone in order to nose cut arrogant Rajesh. Her brother arranges for the wedding with Prasad. Jayanthi requests Rajesh to marry as she though a prostitute she would like to be mentioned as someone's wife after her life. Rajesh marries her and begins his last journey. Devi marries Prasad after marriage she comes to know the truth. Devi is shocked and rushes to meet Rajesh. When everybody assembles at his place Rajesh blesses married Devi and leaves his last breath happily.



Film score by Chakravarthy
Released 1981
Genre Soundtrack
Length 32:55
Label SEA Records
Producer Chakravarthy
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.NoSong 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 office

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



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