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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.[1] 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".

Mere Mehboob
Meremehboob2.jpg
Film poster
Directed byHarnam Singh Rawail
Produced byHarnam Singh Rawail
StarringRajendra Kumar
Ashok Kumar
Sadhana
Ameeta
Nimmi
Music byNaushad
Release date
1963
Running time
164 minutes.
CountryIndia
LanguageUrdu-Hindi

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PlotEdit

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.

CastEdit

Awards and nominationsEdit

National Film Awards
Filmfare Awards

MusicEdit

Mere Mehboob
 
Soundtrack album by
Released1963
GenreFeature film soundtrack
LabelEMI
Naushad chronology
Son of India
(1961)
Mere Mehboob
(1963)
Leader
(1964)

The soundtrack for the movie was composed by Naushad and lyrics penned 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.

Audio listingEdit

No.TitleSinger(s)Length
1."Mere Mehboob Tujhe"Mohammad Rafi8:12
2."Tere Pyar Mein Dildar"Lata Mangeshkar3:03
3."E - Husn Jara Jaag"Mohammad Rafi3:31
4."Mere Mehboob Mein Kya Nahin"Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle4:11
5."Tumse Izhar - E -Haal Kar Baithe"Mohammad Rafi3:28
6."Janeman Ek Nazar Dekh Le"Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle3:37
7."Yaad Mein Teri"Lata Mangeshkar and Mohammad Rafi4:27
8."Allah Bachaye Naujawano Se"Lata Mangeshkar4:27
9."Mere Mehboob Tujhe (Female)"Lata Mangeshkar4:45

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.boxofficeindia.co.in/worth-their-weight-in-gold/
  2. ^ "11th National Film Awards". International Film Festival of India. Retrieved 13 September 2011.
  3. ^ List of Filmfare Awards

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