Mera Naam Hai Mohabbat

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Mera Naam Hai Mohabbat
میرا نام ہے محبت
Mera Naam Hai Mohabbat.jpg
Directed byShabab Kiranwi
Screenplay byShabab Keranvi
Story byfilm story adapted for this film by Shabab Keranvi
Produced byA. Hameed
CinematographySadiq Moti
Music byM Ashraf
Release date
  • 6 August 1975 (1975-08-06)
Box office60 million tickets (China)[1]

Mere Naam Hai Mohabaat (Urdu: میرا نام ہے محبت) is a 1975 Pakistani romantic drama film. It won the Nigar Award in 1975 for Best Film of the Year. The film was also released in China and became successful there.[2]

Babra Sharif rose to become one of the most popular actresses of Pakistani cinema for almost two decades following the success of this film.[3][4]

Plot summary[edit]

This film is a story of a sad romantic girl who has cancer. She tries to hide this from her lover. Her family is unaware of this problem also. The lovers are very idealistic and truly in love with each other and this film also has a tragic end just like Love Story (1970).




The film's plot was reportedly inspired by a Chinese folk story.[2]

Mera Naam Hai Mohabbat introduced two new faces to the Pakistani silver screen, actor Ghulam Mohiuddin and actress Babra Sharif, propelling them into stardom due to the box-office success of this film.


Box office[edit]

Mera Naam Hai Mohabbat was a box office success in Pakistan.

Overseas in China, it released in 1981, following the success of Indian Bollywood films such as Awaara, Noorie and Caravan in the last several years. Mera Naam Hai Mohabbat became the highest-grossing foreign film of 1981, selling nearly 60 million tickets in China.[1] At an average ticket price of CN¥0.2,[7] the film grossed an estimated CN¥12 million, equivalent to $7.1 million[8] (70 million).[9] Adjusted for inflation, this is equivalent to $20 million (₨2.7 billion).


  1. ^ a b "【图片】浩大工程之1981-1992年国内历练拷贝数排行【世界电影票房吧】". Baidu Tieba (in Chinese). Baidu. November 2018. Retrieved 13 June 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Ghulam Mohiuddin - An icon of golden era of Pakistani Cinema". SBS Urdu. 13 December 2015. Archived from the original on 2 March 2017. Retrieved 3 July 2019.
  3. ^ Mera Naam Hai Mohabbat (1975 film) on IMDb website Retrieved 3 July 2019
  4. ^ Smokers' Corner: The crying game (film review of Mera Naam Hai Mohabbat) Dawn (newspaper), Published 22 July 2012, Retrieved 3 July 2019
  5. ^ a b c Mera Naam Hai Mohabbat (1975 film) on Complete Index To World Film (CITWF) website Retrieved 3 July 2019
  6. ^ a b c d Mera Naam Hai Mohabbat (1975 film) on Motion Pictures Archive of Pakistan ( website Retrieved 3 July 2019
  7. ^ Link, Perry (2000). The Uses of Literature: Life in the Socialist Chinese Literary System. Princeton University Press. p. 204. ISBN 9780691001982.
  8. ^ "Official exchange rate (CNY per US$, period average)". World Bank. 1981. Retrieved 7 February 2019.
  9. ^ "Official exchange rate (INR per US$, period average)". World Bank. 1981. Retrieved 8 February 2019.

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