Mere Mehboob

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Mere Mehboob
Meremehboob2.jpg
Film poster
Directed by Harnam Singh Rawail
Produced by Harnam Singh Rawail
Starring Rajendra Kumar
Sadhana
Nimmi
Ashok Kumar
Pran
Johnny Walker
Ameeta
Music by Naushad
Release dates 1963
Running time 164 min.
Country India
Language Urdu-Hindi

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 "blockbuster" and took the number one position at the box office in 1963.[1] The movie 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'.

Plot[edit]

After bumping into a college girl one day, a young man suddenly finds himself falling hopelessly in love with her. The only problem is that, clad as she is in a traditional burkha, he has only seen her hands. The remaining part explains how he finds her. Over-discreet questioning and misunderstandings lead to a series of mistaken identities and misdirected romances.

Cast[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

National Film Awards
Filmfare Awards

Music[edit]

Mere Mehboob
Soundtrack album by Naushad
Released 1963
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Label EMI
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 much popular upon release. The song composed on raga Jhinjhoti, was later slightly adapted into Malayalam by M. S. Baburaj, to give two all time classic songs, "Thamasamenthe Varuvaan" (from Bhargavi Nilayam) and "Pranasakhi Njan Verumoru" (from Pareeksha).[4] These songs were selected by Naushad as one of the few of his favourite songs when he visited Baburaj Music Academy in 1988.

Audio listing[edit]

No. Title Singer(s) Length
1. "Mere Mehboob Tujhe"   Mohammad Rafi 3:19
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)"   - -

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Box Office 1963". BoxOfficeIndia.Com. Retrieved 2010-06-03. 
  2. ^ "11th National Film Awards". International Film Festival of India. Retrieved September 13, 2011. 
  3. ^ List of Filmfare Awards
  4. ^ http://www.mysticswara.com/baburaj.aspx

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