Be it the notable reprobate who imparted by tapping on glass in Karz (1980) or the unnerving holy person in Sanyasi (1975), when one heard the name Prem Nath, fear struck each house amid the 80s. The unbelievable on-screen character, Prem Nath’s flexibility saw him wear many caps – he was an unnerving scoundrel and an imposing humorist. Devoting the period of November (which happens to be the long stretch of his introduction to the world and demise commemoration), Zee Classic, with its suggestion Woh Zamana Kare Deewana, will air a four-week celebration titled ‘Prem Nath Film Festival’ beginning eleventh November 2017. As a piece of this extraordinary activity, Zee Classic will grandstand a notorious Prem Nath film took after by an exceptional component made by his child, Monty Nath, titled ‘Amar Prem Nath’ each Saturday. Amar Prem Nath gloats of never observed uncommon meetings of Dharmendra, Vinod Khanna, Manoj Kumar, Dilip Kumar, Shammi Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor, Jeeetendra, Shatrughan Sinha, Subhash Ghai, Amrish Puri among numerous others.

With more than 150 films amazingly, Prem Nath exhibited an alternate style with each motion picture. While numerous performing artists like to wind up legends, Prem Nath selected to be the feared scalawag. Prem Nath shot to distinction with Raj Kapoor’s directorial make a big appearance Aag in 1948 as its parallel lead. Be that as it may, he wanted to excite groups of onlookers as a foe.

The unique component, Amar Prem Nath is a tribute to the performing artist by his child Monty Nath. A movie producer himself, the element is a retelling of his dad’s adventure in the film business, and his ascent as India’s quite cherished lowlife.

A little-known fact is that the icon was the maternal uncle of the Kapoor family – Randhir Kapoor, Rajiv Kapoor and Rishi Kapoor.

Prem Nath met with the actress Bina Rai during the shooting of the movie Aurat after which they got married. The couple together formed a production company called P. N. films. The films in which they both starred together like Watan, Samunder, Prisoner of Golconda and Shagufa could not garner much success at the box office and thus the couple never became hit on the screen. Prem Nath got Filmfare nominations as Best Supporting Actor for the movies Roti Kapda Aur Makaan, Amir Garib, Bobby and Shor.

Prem Nath made his true to life make a big appearance in the year 1948 with the motion picture Ajit in which he featured nearby Monica Desai. The film was one of the main shading movies of India. He showed up in real parts in Raj Kapoor’s directional endeavors Aag and Barsaat. The last was his initially significant achievement. For the following three decades, he showed up in numerous more motion pictures and some of them set apart to be colossal blockbusters in Indian film history. Despite the fact that the movies which highlighted him in driving parts fizzled, his endeavors as focal reprobate or supporting parts did awesome in the cinematic world. His most critical movies incorporate Desh Premee, Kalicharan, Dharmatma, Roti Kapada Aur Makaan, Tere Mere Sapne, Johny Mera Naam, Teesri Manzil, Aan and some more. In 1977 he featured in the religious Punjabi film titled Sat Sri Akal.


Dharmendra said, “His manliness was often the talk of the town and as college students we would always say that one should have a physique like Prem Nathji. Prem Nathji would do his stunts himself and never used a body double.  For the fight scene with him in the movie ‘Loafer’, he asked me not to use a stunt man and that we would do the fight scene ourselves. I agreed, although I was afraid that he is older to me and may get hurt.”


Prem Chopra said, He was highly knowledgeable; you could discuss any topic with him. He was a very dedicated and devoted actor. Whenever given a role, he would research thoroughly to understand that character.”

Along with these celebrities, the documentary will also feature inputs from other celebrated actors who have spoken about the actor at length. These include actors Shammi Kapoor, Amrish Puri, Ajit, Pran, Vinod Khanna, Dara Singh, Feroz Khan, Beena Rai, Sunil Dutt, Om Prakash, etc.

Schedule for the Prem Nath Film Festival

Date Day Time Movie Time Documentary
11-Nov Saturday 8:30 AM Kaalicharan 11:30 AM Amar Prem Nath Part 1
18-Nov Saturday 8:30 AM Kabeela 11:30 AM Amar Prem Nath Part 2
25-Nov Saturday 8:30 AM Gautam Govinda 11:30 AM Amar Prem Nath Part 3
2-Dec Saturday 8:00 AM Johny Mera Naam 11:30 AM Amar Prem Nath Part 4

To reminisce Prem Nath’s incredible film journey, tune in to watch ‘Prem Nath Film Festival’ followed by a special feature Amar Prem Nath at 11:30 AM on Zee Classic every Saturday starting 11th November.