Mere Mehboob

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Mere Mehboob
Film poster
Directed by Harnam Singh Rawail
Produced by Harnam Singh Rawail
Starring Rajendra Kumar
Sadhana Shivdasani
Ashok Kumar
Johnny Walker
Music by Naushad
Release dates
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 Shivdasani, 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] 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'.


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.


Awards and nominations[edit]

National Film Awards
Filmfare Awards


Mere Mehboob
Mere Mehboob Audio Cover.jpg
Soundtrack album by Naushad
Released 1963
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Label EMI
Naushad chronology
Son of India
Mere Mehboob

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 8:12
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)"   Lata Mangeshkar -


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  2. ^ "11th National Film Awards". International Film Festival of India. Retrieved 13 September 2011. 
  3. ^ List of Filmfare Awards
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