Prem Qaidi (or Love
Prisoner) is 1991 Indian musical film written by and directed by K. Murali
Mohan Rao. The film stars Karisma Kapoor, Harish Kumar, Paresh Rawal, Dalip
Tahil, Asrani, Shafi Inamdar and Bharat Bhushan. The film was a remake of the
1990 Telugu film Prema Khaidi.
The film was a remake of
the 1990 Telugu film Prema Khaidi by E. V. V. Satyanarayana, and marked the
feature film debut of actress Karishma Kapoor, as the first female star from
the Kapoor family allowed to enter the film industry. Karishma Kappoor was
only 16 when acting in this film which was how she made her debut, while her
co star Harish Kumar was only 15.
Plot:- In bad
fortune, while saving his employer Kasturi Prasad's (Dalip Tahil) life,
Suryanath (Bharat Bhushan) loses his legs. In appreciation, Kasturi allows
Chandra Mohan (Harish Kumar), Suryanath's son, to work in his home. Kasturi's
daughter Neelima (Karisma Kapoor) initially makes fun of teases Chandra but
soon falls in love with him. Kasturi is against this affair and sends
henchmen to attack Chandra, which results in their murdering Suryanath during
the meelee. Young Chandra is convicted of the crime and is sent to a youth
detention center as a punishment. The head jailer tortures Chandra but center
Superintendent Prabhavati (Rama Vij) understands his emotions and love for
Neelima and intercedes. She tries to reunite the two lovers.