Koi haseena jab rooth jati hai – Kishore Kumar – R D Burman – Dharmendra | Sholay (1975)


Movie – Sholay (1975)

Koi haseena jab rooth jati hai appears in the hit 1975 action-adventure movie Sholay (Embers), directed by Ramesh Sippy and produced by G P Sippy under the banner of Sippy Films. The movie starred Dharmendra, Amitabh Bachchan, late Sanjeev Kumar, Hema Malini and Jaya Bhaduri.

Ramgarh is a small village and the retired policeman Thakur Baldev Singh (Sanjeev Kumar) lives there. The Thakur is looking for the pair of petty thieves, Veeru (Dharmendra) and Jai (Amitabh Bachchan) – criminals with hearts of gold.

Soon, the Thakur meets the 2 thieves and hires them to help him capture Gabbar Singh (Amjad Khan), a dacoit. They are told to reach Ramgarh. At Ramgarh, Veeru falls in love with the village belle Basanti (Hema Malini). Dacoit Gabbar Singh’s terror reigns in the place. He, soon, attacks the village during Holi.

During the attack, seeing Thakur not participating in the fight; Veeru and Jai question his behavior. That is the time, Thakur reveals some flashback. Thakur had arrested Gabbar Singh. But, the dacoit escapes from prison and kills most of Thakur’s family. When Thakur goes to confront the dacoit, the heartless man severs the policeman’s arms. Coming back to the present, Thakur offers the petty thieves more money to capture Gabbar Singh. Having understood the Thakur’s predicament, Jai, the better of the 2 thieves, returns the extra money.

Thakur receives the message that a group of gypsies had put up camp nearby and Gabbar Singh was expected to be there that night for some entertainment. The gypsies were also the suppliers of arms to the dacoit. Thakur commands the pair of thieves to begin their work immediately.

Simultaneously, Veeru is wooing Basanti in his own style. The talkative Basanti visits a Lord Shiva temple to pray for a suitable husband for herself. Innocently, she tells Veeru about it, on her way to the temple. Veeru goes behind the large idol of Lord Shiva and talks to her as she prays to the Lord loudly. But, Jay takes her to the back of the idol to show her that it was not the Lord but Veeru, who was trying to pull her leg. Jay leaves and Basanti catches Veeru red-handed. Veeru sings this song as Basanti goes to her horse cart to drive it.

Song – Koi haseena jab rooth jati hai

The music for Koi haseena jab rooth jati hai was composed by late R D Burman and the lyrics were written by late Anand Bakshi.

The man sings, “When a beautiful girl gets angry, she looks more beautiful.”

Video – Koi haseena jab rooth jati hai

Cinematography is by Dwarka Divecha. The operative cameraman is S M Anwar.

The video opens with Hema Malini pulls the reins of the horse and the animal begins to run with the carriage. Dharmendra appears from below the carriage and asks for forgiveness. Then, he comes up on the back passenger seat and tries to get close to her, beginning the song. She pushes him off the carriage and he falls on the dry grass on side of the road.

Dharmendra gets up and runs closer to the moving carriage, to jump into it. He sits on the horse on the wrong side, facing Hema Malini. This time when she pushes him away, he falls on a man cycling from the opposite side. The man falls off his cycle. But, Dharmendra is standing straight. Hema Malini seems to be enjoying it.

Dharmendra takes the cycle and comes closer to the carriage again. Dharmendra sits backward on the moving cycle. Hema Malini glances at him. She has to look at him again to believe what he was doing. After watching all his antics, she is placated and allows him to drive the horse carriage, himself. The song peters out and the video also ends there.


Koi haseena jab rooth jati hai has been sung by Kishore Kumar for Dharmendra. Dharmendra is teasing Hema Malini, who is riding a horse cart.

Cultural influence

There is no cultural influence on this typically filmi ched-chad song. The song and the artists are good. The video is watchable for the same.


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