Jewel Thief (1967)

Yes, Navketan Production’s Jewel Thief which was also referred to as ज्वेल थीफ़, or Jvel Thief. You know how folks say ‘jvelery’. 🙂 Well… the song here, is not comical at all… anything but. It is, in fact, a favorite that is perhaps lodged deep in my DNA since childhood. Frankly, I have no memory of its picturization, but will watch it now. After all, Sachin Dev Burman composed the music for this, as he did for my other favorite film Bandini (1963); and for Sujata (1959); and for Aradhana (1969); and for Kaagaz ke Phool (1959); and for Pyaasa (1957); and for Kala Paani (1958); and Sharmilee (1971); Talash (1969); and Paying Guest (1957); and oh, the list goes on…

(You wonder, how I’m transcribing so many songs at once… well, I happen to have time after an intensely busy period that hasn’t quite ended yet, but I need some escape from it all, so what better than to focus on transcription while listening to your favorite songs!)

Okay, so without further ado, here’s my #1 from this film. The lyrics for just this song are credited to Late Shailendra (He passed away in 1966)… yet again, was it ill-fated personally for him that he wrote this song? It could not have been easy for his family. Pay heed to the interludes between Lata Mangeshkar’s exquisite alaap and the pathos that ‘reflects’ through her voice to match that of the yet-to-be-seen lady somewhere that Dev Anand sets out in a little row-boat, to search for, drawn by the voice:


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रुला के गया सपना मेरा
रुला के गया सपना मेरा
बैठी हूँ कब हो सवेरा
रुला के गया सपना मेरा

वोही है ग़म-ए-दिल… ल
वोही है चंदा, तारे… हाय
वोही ह…म बेसहारे
वोही है ग़म-ए-दिल… ल
वोही है चंदा, तारे…
वोही ह…म बेसहारे
आधी रात वोही है
और हर बात वोही है
फिर भी न आया लुटेरा
रुला के गया सपना मेरा
बैठी हूँ कब हो सवेरा
रुला के गया सपना मेरा

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कैसी ये ज़िन्दगी… ई
की साँसों से हम ऊबे
कि दिल डूबा ग़म डूबे
कैसी ये ज़िन्दगी… ई
की साँसों से हम ऊबे
कि दिल डूबा ग़म डूबे
इक दुःखिया बेचारी
इस जीवन से हारी
उस पर ये ग़म का … अन्धेरा
रुला के गया सपना मेरा
बैठी हूँ कब हो सवेरा
रुला के गया सपना मेरा

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