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Unauthorized Tarzan Films
Tarzan, My Beloved :: 1966
(Tarzan Ki Mehbooba)
By
Robert Allen Lupton

Tarzan Ki Mehbooba or Tarzan, My Beloved was released on January 1, 1966. The film is not available to view on line, nor are selected clips available. Some of the songs are available in an audio format only.

Uff Ye Mausam Khushnuma is a hindi song from the 1966 film. Uff Ye Mausam Khushnuma is sung by the playback singer, Suman Kalyanpur and composed by Suresh Kumar. Lyrics were written by Yogesh Gaud. The song features Azad, Tabassum, Kammo, Amrit Rana, Habib, and Tun Tun. The link to the song is

http://www.lyricsgram.com/song/uff-ye-mausam-khushnuma-32430

The title of the song translates roughly as “Isn’t the weather nice.” Another song is Aise Jhadu Se Na Maro . No video is available, but the title translates into “Don’t beat the broom.”

 The film was directed by Ram Rasila. Ram Rasila is an actor and director, known for Madam Zapatta (1962), Insaaf (1966) and Rustom-E-Rome (1964).

Tarzan is the unchallenged king of the jungle. In the jungle there is a tribe known as the Akra. Their chief is Timoko. The chief’s daughter Ninomi is in love with Tarzan. Tarzan loves her. They sing several songs, dance, cavort, and, in general, have a really good time together. Limo, the evil witch doctor also loves Nimoni. He is jealous and enraged that she is besotted with Tarzan and that her father, Akra, seems to approve. He plots to have the girl from himself.

In a moment worthy of a Greek tragedy, Limo kills Timoko, the chief, and declares himself the tribe’s new leader. To satisfy his lust and to quell any questions concerning his leadership claims, he imprisons Nimoni and announces the she will marry him.

Nimoni uses Tarzan’s monkey, Zippy (played by Pedro), and her best friend, Sakhi, to deliver a message to Tarzan. The two are almost caught, but manage to get the message to Tarzan. He is enraged, and ruses to Nimoni’s aid. Alas, things don’t go well. Limo captures Tarzan and locks him in a cell.

He doesn’t kill Tarzan immediately, but he plans to kill the apeman and marry Nimoni on the night of the new moon. His witch doctor powers reach their peak during the first night of a new moon. Cue ominous music.

On the day of the planned execution and marriage, Zippy leads an army of wild animals and the beasts attack the Tribal village and kill the witch doctor. Tarzan and Nimoni are rescued and reunited.

Azad Irani appears here in one of the nineteen, maybe twenty films where he played Tarzan. He also appeared in the Zippy films, starring Pedro, the chimpanzee, the Hindi film Cheeta. Pedro appeared in a dozen films where he received top billing. A detailed biography of Azad appears in other articles in the Unauthorized Tarzan series.

http://www.erbzine.com/mag67/6732.html
http://www.erbzine.com/mag67/6735.html

A detailed biography of Pedro appears in the article, “Tarzan and the Gorilla.”
http://www.erbzine.com/mag67/6733.html

Tun Tun and Raj Kapoor are in this film. Both of them were in other Tarzan movies. Detailed information about the comedy actress,Tun Tun, appears in other articles on this website, Toofani Tarzan, 1962, and Tarzan Aur Jadagur.

http://www.erbzine.com/mag67/6732.html
 http://www.erbzine.com/mag67/6739.html

Raj Kapoor, the Bollywood Charlie Chaplin, was in several Tarzan Films including Rocket Tarzan and Tarzan and the Circus. He was an accomplished actor, director, and producer. Detailed information about his career is available  on the ERBzine site at the following links:

http://www.erbzine.com/mag67/6734.html
http://www.erbzine.com/mag67/6735.html

The actress, Tabassum, plays Nimoni, Tarzan’s love interest in this film. Tabassum, born Kiran Bala Sachdev on July, 9, 1944, is an Indian film actress and talk show host, who started her career at age three as Baby Tabassum in 1947. She had a successful television career as the host of first TV talk show on Indian television, Phool Khile Hain Gulshan Gulshan. The name of the talk show translates roughly as Garden of Blooming Flowers.

She was born in Mumbai to Ayodhyanath Sachdev, an Indian freedom fighter, and Asghari Begum, a freedom fighter, journalist and an author. Her parents were tough people. Her father named her Tabassum, keeping her mother's religious sentiments in mind, while her mother named her, Kiran Bala, to honor her father’s beliefs. She listed her name on her marriage license Kiran Bala Sachdev.

Her career began at age three in MeraSuhaag (1947), Manjhdhar (1947), and Nargis (1947) In 1949 she appeared in Bari Behen. In 1951, she was in Deedar, directed by Nitin Bose, where she played the childhood role of Nargis. The hit song Bachpan Ke Din Bhula Na Dena (Do Not Forget the Days of Childhood) sung by Lata Mangeshkar was based on her. Also in the same year, she appeared in another important film, Baiju Bawra, directed by Vijay Bhatt, where she played the childhood role of Meena Kumari. Her childhood acting career ended there, but later she reentered films in adult roles.

Her talk show, Phool Khile Hain Gulshan Gulshan, ran for 21 years from 1972 to 1993. She interviewed of film celebrities and was immensely popular. This led to a career as stage compere, the person who introduces the performers or contestants in a variety show like Ed Sullivan. She edited Grihalaxmi, a Hindi women's magazine for 15 years and wrote several joke books.

In 1985, she directed, produced and wrote her first film, Tum Par Hum Qurban (We Sacrifice To You). In 2006, she returned to television as an actress in Pyaar Ke Do Naam: Ek Raadha, Ek Shyaam, produced by Rajshri Productions. She was a judge on a reality standup comedy show, Ladies Special in 2009.

As of 2018,She continues to work as an interviewer for television and is currently doing a TV show on TV Asia USA and Canada titled Abhi Toh Main Jawaan Hoon based on the Golden Era of Hindi Cinema. Currently, she has her own channel on YouTube, titled "Tabassum Talkies" which consists of nostalgic talks, interviews of celebrities, shayris, jokes and more.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUMYdI0IqYVrUuqTD3-j6uA

Kammo, a gifted dancer, appeared in “Daaera,” “Laila Majnu,” “Jaal” and several other films. She married character actor Balam and settled down in Bandra, India. She also appeared in Tarzan and the Circus.

 http://www.erbzine.com/mag67/6735.html

Habib-ur-Rehman better known by his screen name Habib, was a Pakistani film actor, director, producer and a television actor. He was one of the busiest men in the industry and established himself as one of the most successful actors of Pakistani cinema.

Mouj Mela (1963) was a super-hit musical Golden Jubilee film. He took the role of a side-hero in Platinum Jubilee film, Jeedar (1965), but would not have as important apart again until 1967 - Dil Da Jani (1967), Yaar Maar, Babul Da Wehra (1968), Chann Makhna (1968), Do Mutiyaran (1968), Chann Veer (1969), Mukhra Chann Warga, Genterman (1969), Waryam, Att Khuda Da Vair (1970), Chann Puttar (1970), Taxi Driver (1970), Rangu Jatt (1970), Duniya Paise Di (1971), Sajjan Be-Parwah, Ik Doli Do Kahar, Basheera (1972), Do Pattar Annaran Dey (1972), Zaildar (1972), Khushiya and Malanga (1986) are examples of his Punjabi films. Habib also directed and produced two Sindhi films, Baaghi and Allah Bachayo.

He won Nigar Award (1958) for Best Actor-Aadmi, Nigar Award (1961) for Best Actor, Surayya, Nigar Award (2002) and the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Other actors credited with appearances in this film include, Amrut Rana (an actress who also appeared in Tarzan Comes to Delhi, Herra Sawatt, Dilip Dutt, and Julian. I found little or no information on these four. I found references to other unverified credits for Amrut Rana and Dilip Dutt, but no photographs, filmographies, or biographical information.


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