A well-known Nawab, who is an author as well as a poet in Hyderabad, India, is approached by a beautiful young woman, with a heavy Hyderabadi accent named Meenaxi, to write a story on her, which the Nawab agrees to do so. When the Nawab's antique car breaks down, he takes it to a motor mechanic, and thus a story is formed in the Nawab's mind. The story takes place in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, where his lead actress is the maternal niece of the local Raja Bijendra Singh, and the motor mechanic is Kameshwar Mathur, the only son of a multi-millionaire. Kameshwar and Meenaxi meet and are instantly attracted to each other. The second scenario the Nawab creates takes place in Prague, the Czech republic, where Meenaxi is portrayed as a young woman living in a Nunnery by the name of Maria Gulcova, who has been assigned to do some research on India and it's culture. In order to do this, she meets with a young man from India, Kameshwar, and both are attracted to each other. The Nawab takes both ... Written by
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Trouble arose for the film when the All-India Ulema Council objected to the qawalli "Noor-un-ala-Noor" from the film. The Council objected about the use of the phrase "Noor-un-ala-Noor," which meant "light and more light" - the phrase, normally used in the holy Koran to praise the Prophet Mohammed, was used to illustrate the beauty of women in Hussain's film. In response, Hussain decided to withdraw the film from cinema halls. See more
Sung by Reena Bhardwaj
Composed by A.R. Rahman
Lyrics by Rahat Indori See more