Video of the Day: “Rula Ke Gaya Sapna Mera” from Jewel Thief (1967)


It’s possible for me to love the costumes, characters, sets, and music of a film, without actually loving the film. That’s what happened to me with Jewel Thief (1967). What a such a stylish movie! It’s nonstop eye candy. Philip’sFil-ums has a compact, but power packed synopsis of the film here.

Jewel Thief is a 1967 Indian Hindi film. The film is a crime thriller, and stars Dev Anand, Vyjayantimala, Ashok Kumar, Tanuja, Anju Mahendru, Sachin and Helen. Vinay, an ordinary young man who finds himself constantly mistaken for a look-alike jewel thief named Amar. Vinay works with the police to impersonate Amar and crack his crime ring–but it seems that Amar has decided to impersonate Vinay, as well, and soon their true identities are thoroughly muddled. (wikipedia)

Here Shalu is perplexed about who she thinks is her fiance ignoring her. Is he Vinay or Amar? Watch the scene HERE.

This confusion drives poor Shalu to this:

Ah, Shalu, we’ve all been there! It’s always darkest before the dawn. To the rescue comes Dev’s character to deliver the wisdom of Bollywood:

I don’t mean to bring you down with such a sad song, but hey it’s Sunday, the time to reflect on life, get a bit melancholy about going back to work tomorrow, so this is really a perfect song for that mood: “Rula Ke Gaya Sapna Mera” by playback singer Lata Mangeshkar, picturised on Vyjayanthimala with Dev Anand lurking in the background. The music is by S.D. Burman.

video thanks to 19Awara51

Lyrics

Remember dosto, like Vinay/Amar says,

“night is passing by, and soon it will be morning.”

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4 thoughts on “Video of the Day: “Rula Ke Gaya Sapna Mera” from Jewel Thief (1967)

  1. Vayjanti bores me to tears (by her tears) in this one- Dev actually had the option of going out with Tanuja in the movie, who is far more cheerful and peppy- and he chose the former! it boggles the mind…

  2. LOL Shweta, she does cry a lot!
    Hey the messed up girl : some guys :: bad boy : some gals;
    So the guy goes toward the girl who is the damsel in distress, so he can feel like a savior. Dev is cast as a savior here, and also in Guide (eventually) and in Hare Rama Hare Krishna, right?

    I’ll post Tanuja’s hot video, “Raat Akeli Hai,” tomorrow!

    If you can’t wait to listen, here:

    http://ww.smashits.com/player/flash/flashplayer.cfm?SongIds=19085

    I think Tanuja’s spunky character is a bit too eager though, might put off some guys. :)

  3. I came across this talented amateur young girl discussing this song on youtube.

    She is singing and explaining how you can go wrong…
    and I love her comment at the end where she says how singing this song gives her the “goosebumps”, it is such a fantastic song.

  4. Thanks bebo! That’s a fantastic clip. She’s a wonderful singer. I appreciate you bringing this clip to my attention.

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