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 dates
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, Leena Chandavarkar, Pradeep Kumar and Iftekhar. The music is by Laxmikant Pyarelal with lyrics by Anand Bakshi. Based on muslim Tahzeeb(culture) of bygone Nawab era, the movie was released on 30 January 1971, because of Mahatma Gandhi, to show the value of education in Muslims, wherein Shabana the heroine is able to save herself, and her family, by getting a respectable job as a tutor.[1]

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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 his job. Yusuf arranges a new tutor, Shabana (Leena Chandavarkar), for his nephew. Shabana comes to live with them along with her grandmother. He also appoints Khairuddin (Pradeep Kumar) to take care of his father. However, Khairuddin has arrived only with the intention of killing Nawab Safdarjung.

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.

Soundtrack[edit]

All the songs[2] 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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