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On a relaxed Sunday, happen to catch about half of Jewel Thief, the Dev Anand classic from old times.

The movie was a lot of fun, but I was again (as I have been in previous viewings) amazed by the absolutely fantastic dance sequence on the song, Hoto Pe Aisi Baat.

Note these facts:

  • The song is from those days where technology was so much poorer compared to today,
  • Which means that they didn’t have sharp edits that could get stitched together, and look like one single camera sequence,
  • So if you see a single camera capture of Vyjantimala’s magic, it was ACTUALLY done in a single shot,
  • See HOW MANY of such long, single shot sequences are there in the song? Unbelievable, from today’s times, where they cut and chop and somehow put  a dance together (e.g. Deepika in Dum Maro Dum – pathetic compared to this!)
  • Think of the choreography with the support dance troupe, and other stars like Dev Anand, floating in between the long sequence otherwise focused on Vyjantimala,
  • That was the time when actresses were actually trained (long term!) in dance. Vyjantimala of course, was the best of the best. But others like Waheeda Rehman, Hema Malini and others have also given some great dance sequences.
Check the song out – it is outstanding:
If I ever get to meet Vyjantimala, I’d want to touch her feet in salute, ONLY for this dance!! All else she has done is bonus.. !

I had shared my views on this small (almost forgotten?) film, Yahaan, long back.

One song of the film, “Naam Ada Likhna” is breathtakingly beautiful. Everything about the song is outstanding – the music, the lyrics, the emotions of the two stars, Minisha Lamba and Jimmy Shergill, but most importantly, the photography.

Here’s the song – check it out:

If you see the whole thing, I am sure you will appreciate what I am saying. But in case you did not play the whole song, let me show you a few striking images from the song. Well, to tell you the fact, the entire film has been shot brilliantly, and the camerawork is absolutely awesome. The song is just a sampling.. so here you go:

Light and shadow play

The Shikara, the trees, the water, the reflection...

Lying down in the Shikara, the sun breaking through from within the trees and the branches..

The sepia tone, the wooden bridge, the depth.. beautiful..

Love.. and happiness..

A light in the background, shadows.. a woman in love..

The sepia again, the smile, happiness.. nay, bliss..

The light from the back, giving a silhouette feel.. happiness on the face

In the valley, with the hills and the sky behind..and togetherness..and love!

More play with light and shadows..

I love the whole effect.. the song has a mesmerizing effect. I want to keep seeing it. And I want to take a trip to the mountains.

What do you think??