Mere Mehboob ("My Lover") is a 1963 Indian film directed by Harnam Singh Rawail and starring Rajendra Kumar, Sadhana, Ashok Kumar, Nimmi, Pran, Johnny Walker and Ameeta. The film became a big hit and took the number one position at the box office in 1963. A Muslim social film, it drew a background from Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh and traditional Lucknow. The famous song "Mere Mehboob Tujhe Mere" was shot in the University Hall and in a couple of places, one gets to see the University. The opening scene of the movie shows the famous residential hall and the associated clock tower; "Victoria Gate".
|Directed by||Harnam Singh Rawail|
|Produced by||Harnam Singh Rawail|
While studying in Aligarh Muslim University, Anwar Hussain Anwar falls in love with a veiled woman and is unable to get her out of his mind. En route to Lucknow, they meet with Nawab Buland Akhtar Changezi, and subsequently meet with him a few days later so that he can use his influence to secure an editor's job for Anwar with a magazine. Nawab then asks Anwar to teach his sister, Husna, some poetry, to which he agrees, and eventually finds that she is the very same veiled woman. Both fall in love with each other and the Nawab approves of this alliance, even though Anwar lives a poor lifestyle. The formal engagement ceremony takes place and arrangements are made for the wedding to take place soon. The heavily indebted Nawab does not realize that soon he will find Anwar in the company of a lowly courtesan, Najma; and pressure will be brought on him to get Husna to marry wealthy Munne Raja - who is all set to auction the former's mansion as well as belongings.
- Rajendra Kumar as Anwar Hussain
- Nimmi as Najma, Anwar's sister
- Sadhana Shivdasani as Husna Bano
- Ashok Kumar as Nawab Buland Akhtar, Husna's brother
- Ameeta as Naseem Ara, cousin of Husna and Buland Akhtar
- Mumtaz Begum as Naseem's paternal aunt ('Bua')
- Pran as Munne Raja
- Johny Walker as Anwar's friend, Bindadeen Rastogi
Awards and nominationsEdit
- Filmfare Best Art Direction Award-Sudhendu Roy
- Filmfare Nomination for Best Supporting Actor-Johnny Walker
- Filmfare Nomination for Best Supporting Actress-Ameeta
- Filmfare Nomination for Best Supporting Actress-Nimmi
- Filmfare Nomination for Best Music Director-Naushad
- Filmfare Nomination for Best Lyricist-Shakeel Badayuni for the song "Mere Mehboob Tujhe Mere"
- Filmfare Nomination for Best Playback Singer-Mohd. Rafi for the song "Mere Mehboob Tujhe Mere"
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|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
The soundtrack for the movie was composed by Naushad with lyrics by Shakeel Badayuni. The soundtrack consists of 9 songs, featuring vocals by Mohammed Rafi, Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle. The song Mere Mehboob Tujhe became very popular upon release.
|1.||"Mere Mehboob Tujhe"||Mohammad Rafi||8:12|
|2.||"Tere Pyar Mein Dildar"||Lata Mangeshkar||3:03|
|3.||"E - Husn Jara Jaag"||Mohammad Rafi||3:31|
|4.||"Mere Mehboob Mein Kya Nahin"||Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle||4:11|
|5.||"Tumse Izhar - E -Haal Kar Baithe"||Mohammad Rafi||3:28|
|6.||"Janeman Ek Nazar Dekh Le"||Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle||3:37|
|7.||"Yaad Mein Teri"||Lata Mangeshkar and Mohammad Rafi||4:27|
|8.||"Allah Bachaye Naujawano Se"||Lata Mangeshkar||4:27|
|9.||"Mere Mehboob Tujhe (Female)"||Lata Mangeshkar||4:45|