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Mehbooba (1976)

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A singer by profession, Suraj (Rajesh Khanna) gets stranded in resthouse in the coutnryside during a rainstorm. While there he experiences ununsual feelings, as if he has been there before.... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Prakash / Suraj
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Ratna / Jhumri
Prem Chopra ...
Appa
Asrani ...
Sinha
Asha Sachdev ...
Rita Malhotra
Sujit Kumar ...
Dr. Vinod
Manmohan Krishna ...
Bandhe Ali Khan (as Manmohan Krishan)
Madan Puri ...
Sardar
Meena T. ...
Gauri
Nasir Hussain ...
Guruji (as Nazir Hussain)
Leela Mishra ...
Jhumri's mom (as Leela Misra)
Harindranath Chattopadhyay ...
Rita's Father
Abhimanyu Sharma
Raj Rani
Uma Dutt
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A singer by profession, Suraj (Rajesh Khanna) gets stranded in resthouse in the coutnryside during a rainstorm. While there he experiences ununsual feelings, as if he has been there before. He feels himself transported to another time and era, to another birth, and drawn to a woman named Ratna (Hema Malini). He is unable to leave this experience behind him, and decides to find out what this means. He discovers that in his past life he was a Chief Singer in the emperor's court, his name was Prakash and he had fallen in love with a courtesan named Ratna, much to the chargin and anger of his family and the emperor's and his officials. They are tragically separated. He subsequently comes across a portrait of Ratna, and shortly after he meets a gypsy, Jhumri (also Hema Malini) who looks exactly like Ratna. Soon Jhumri is also able to recollect her past life, and her love for Prakash. This does not auger well with Rita Malhotra (Asha Sachdev) who loves Suraj, and Appa (Prem Chopra), the son... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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The film Mehbooba was shot at Mysore Palace, Mysore Palace - Darbar Hall, Mysore Palace - Ambavilasa and Brindavan Gardens. See more »

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Spin-off Janam Janam (1988) See more »

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Mere Naina Sawan Bhadon
Music by Rahul Dev Burman
Lyrics by Anand Bakshi
Performed by Lata Mangeshkar
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Some great music and well acted.
29 November 2004 | by (Sheffield, England) – See all my reviews

Some great music and well acted. I first saw this haunting movie in India when I was 10 years old, and enjoy it just as much, if not more now in my late 30s, for understanding more Hindi! OK, Rajesh Khanna's star was probably on the wane at this time, but he still delivers a strong performance, as does Hema, Prem Chopra et al. So what if Rajesh Khanna was overweight? The world isn't made up exclusively of thin people. What matters is that he conveys the feelings of the Romantic hero (Suraj) like no one else. There's always depth to his performance. Hema looks beautiful and her dances are pure art. Prem Chopra is perhaps more of a pantomime baddie, but still gives an enjoyable performance, and the often unsung Asrani also delivers another amusing cameo in his role as Suraj's manager. If there is one criticism of this film, it is that the lip-synching to the music is not up to the standard it should be - something that the director should have sorted out. RD Burman's music is truly excellent, though.


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