Mehboob Ki Mehndi

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Mehboob Ki Mehndi
Mehboob Ki Mehndi.jpg
Directed by H. S. Rawail
Produced by H. S. Rawail
Starring Rajesh Khanna
Leena Chandavarkar
Music by Laxmikant Pyarelal
Cinematography Munir Khan
Release date
30 January 1971
Country India
Language Hindi

Mehboob Ki Mehndi is a 1971 Hindi movie produced and directed by H. S. Rawail. The film stars Rajesh Khanna and Leena Chandavarkar in the lead roles and the supporting cast included Pradeep Kumar, Iftekhar, Sunder, Jagdish Raj, Gurnam Singh, Mumtaz Begum, Sudhir and Rafiya Sultan. The music is by Laxmikant Pyarelal with lyrics by Anand Bakshi. It was based on Muslim Tahzeeb(culture) of bygone Nawab era, wherein the a young rich Muslim man Yusuf agrees to marry a prostitute's daughter. The movie was released on 30 January 1971. It showed importance of education in Muslims as preached by Mahatma Gandhi. Shabana, the heroine is able to save herself, and her family, only by educating herself and doing the job of tutor.[1] Rajesh Khanna was the co-producer. The film was declared box office hit.[2][3]This film is counted among the 17 consecutive hit films Rajesh Khanna between 1969 and 1971, by adding the two hero films Marayada and Andaz to the 15 consecutive solo hits he gave from 1969 to 1971.[4]



The young and handsome Yusuf (Rajesh Khanna) is the son of a wealthy businessman named Nawab Safdarjung (Iftekhar) who is physically handicapped and uses a wheelchair. Yusuf’s nephew's tutor leaves her job, when yusuf's nephew teases her with a mouse on yusuf's advice who then arranges a new tutor, Shabana (Leena Chandavarkar), for his nephew because shabana (who had come to live in the house of yusuf's friend along with her grandmother) was seen by yusuf in his friend's home and he immediately liked her.He also appoints Khairuddin (Pradeep Kumar) to take care of his father. However, Khairuddin had arrived only with the intention of killing Nawab Safdarjung's son yousuf.

Shabana and Yusuf develop feelings for each other and soon fall in love. Nawab Safdarjung and Shabana's grandmother are happy with Yusuf and Shabana' relationship and they start arranging for their marriage. Just before their wedding, it is revealed that Shabana is the daughter of a courtesan named Najma, when she gives a letter to khairu chacha to give to Yusuf.


All the songs[5] were composed by Laxmikant Pyarelal and lyrics were penned by Anand Bakshi.

# Title Singer(s) Duration
1 "Apna Hai Tu Begana Nahin" Mohammed Rafi 04:36
2 "Itna To Yaad Hai Mujhe" Mohammed Rafi, Lata Mangeshkar 06:20
3 "Jane Kyon Log Mohabbat Kiya" Lata Mangeshkar 04:24
4 "Mehboob Ki Mehndi" Lata Mangeshkar, Hemlata 04:34
5 "Mere Deewanepan Ki Bhi Dawa Nahin" Kishore Kumar 05:01
6 "Pasand Aa Gai Hai Ek Kafir Haseena" Mohammed Rafi 04:10
7 "Ye Jo Chilman Hai" Mohammed Rafi 04:32
8 "Mehboob Ki Mehandi Haathon Mein" Lata Mangeshkar 05:52


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