Video of the Day: “Hoton Pe Aisi Baat” from Jewel Thief (1967)

It’s been a Jewel Thief  week. 3 videos featuring 3 of the women stars have been featured earlier this week. 

I asked which of the women was the best match the jewel thief, Dev Anand: super spunky Anju (Tanuja), sensitive Shalu (Vyjayanthimala) or the vivascious Helen?  All through Jewel Thief  I kept wondering how Vyjayanthimala could be in a movie without dancing?


Then finally at the movie’s climax she delivered in this fantastic number “Hoton Pe Aisi Baat” with Lata Mangeshkar  as the playback singer. Once again the music is by S.D. Burman.  It’s because of this number that I officially choose Vyjayanthimala as my match for the jewel thief:

Thanks to crandallmcgee for the video

And for a little extra fun, since I love to see Johnnie Walker used in Bollywood movies, not to be confused with Johnny Walker, who I also like to see in Bollywood movies, I’ll include a few screen images from the movie featuring Johnnie Walker.

Food and whisky for days!


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17 thoughts on “Video of the Day: “Hoton Pe Aisi Baat” from Jewel Thief (1967)

  1. Ahh yes theBollywoodFan, I love the song within a movie factor. That happened to me with “Swades” and the song “Yaadon Ki Barat” from that movie.

    or more accurately this version:

    Saw that song within Swades and HAD to see its true origin.

    And also with “Mere haaton mein nau nau” from “Chandni”

    that showed up in I believe in Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham with Kajol.


  2. Nice theBollywoodFan, I checked that out and enjoyed it a lot. Also, what a great way to have a film span generations with mass appeal.

  3. Omg! a Johnnie sighting! whee!
    This is so funny- or maybe I have bad eyes- but I havent seen any in quite a while now. So yay! and thanks for all the johnnie!

    I like this song- but I find Vyjanti’s outfit fugly- or maybe I jsut dont like her here – rofl :D

  4. Right Shweta,
    I agree that the color combination was curious, especially between Vyjanti’s dress and the other dancers wearing that rust color. Perhaps they were going for an overall look of jewel tones: ruby, amber, emerald, saphire…not to be confused with the more pastel jewel tones (amethyst, topaz) sported by ladies of the polygamist compound in Texas.

    And while I’m off the topic of the video of the day, but on the topic of those Texas compound polygamist wives, I can’t get enough of that hair style:

    Halloween costume idea!

    I dedicate a straight shot of Johnnie Walker to those Texas compound wives for their bold attempt at bringing back the puffed-sleeve and that hairdo!

  5. Sita-ji: Just an FYI…comment #10 on your post: ‘Hoton Pe Aisi Baat’ is *NOT* me. Seems like someone (it’s a bot of some sort) is mirroring each of my posts on a site called mobiforumz :(

    Sorry for any confusion this might cause. Just wanted to let you know to feel safe to ignore them. And you can go ahead and delete this comment too. Cheers.

  6. Hey theBollywoodFan! Got that cleared up and removed it. The bot didn’t even spell your naam right. It wrote:
    the bollywood fan vs. your style: theBollywoodFan.

    Thanks! :)

  7. No, thank *you* Sita-ji! It’s funny how some things work. Just a couple of days ago, I was complaining about Amitabh Bachchan’s negative tone at his blog. Today, my blog screams negativity! And it’s not even a result of a personal insult, LOL…anyway, back to the Bollywood discussions. And again, my apologies for this exchange on your blog. :)

  8. Adab theBollywoodFan, not even high tech stealth bots can rain on our Bollywood parade, Insha’Allah.

    Blog on Bhai!

  9. Appealable! Sorry to JUST be responding to your comment now. Opps! Glad you stopped by. I often don’t make much of a point, so there wasn’t much to get lost in translation. :)

    Nicki, I vaguely remember “Hoton Pe Aisi Baat” from MPK. Is that the one that the milkmaid performs? Now I have a reason to re-watch it. :)

  10. Pingback: Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke — the song | Free Online Movies & Blogs Corner

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