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Pal pal dil ke paas

Posted on: November 17, 2008

I have posted a few songs in this blog that I call “chitthi” songs. In all those songs, the words “chitthi”, “daakiya” or “sandeshe” was mentioned prominently. These chitthis were written by near and dear ones staying in far flung areas.

Then there is another kind of “chitthi” songs, viz the plain old “love letters”. I had heard this song right from 1970s and this time, for a change,I not only knew about the singer (Kishore Kumar), I knew about the lyricist, music director and I even knew the name of the movie as well.

But even I was not aware that this movie had Dharmendra and Rakhi, and that this song is a “love letter”song. Rakhi treasures all the letters written to her by Dharmendra and she keeps reading those letters all the time. Though this song is sung by Kishore umar, but it is picturised on Rakhi who is seen reading all these letters.

I have not seen the movie, so I wonder if she is shown living alone in that huge house sprawled over acres of land. Did not she have some Ramu kaka kind of servents to take care of such real estate ?One will certainly go mad living alone in such a lonely deserted place.

The realisation that people no longer write letters also struck me. Nowadays, telecommunication facilities are so good that one can just take out one’s mobile phone and dial anyone anywhere in the world. As a result of such instant communication, people have forgotten the art of writing letters.

Love letters, rather than mobile phone calls used to be the means of communication among lovers those days. And writing letters to impress their lovers was considered a great skill. That skill has obviously gone into disuse nowadays, and perhaps for all times to come.

But letters have served their purpose for a few centuries, and they have given Bollywood movies a ver good topic to create wonderful songs. I do not think mobile phones can replace letters, as least as far as creating soul stirring Bollywood songs is concerned. That way, letters are like steam locomotives. Both of them are nearing extinction, but they have served their target audience with distinction, and while doing so, they have brought about a whole host of new feelings to the repertoire of mankind.



Song- Pal pal dil ke paas (Blackmail) (1973) Singer-Kishore Kumar,Lyrics- Rajinder Krishan, MD- Kalyanji Anandji


pal pal dil ke paas, tum rahti ho
pal pal dil ke paas, tum rahti ho
jeewan meethi pyaas, ye kahti ho
pal pal dil ke paas, tum rahti ho

har shaam aankhon par, teraa aanchal lahraaye
har raat yaadon ki, baaraat le aaye
main saans letaa hoon, teri khushboo aati hai
ik mahkaa mahkaa saa, paighaam laati hai
mere dil ki dhadkan bhi, tere giit gaati hai
pal pal dil ke paas, tum rahti ho

kal tujhko dekhaa thaa, maine apane aangan mein
jaise kah rahi thi tum, mujhe baandh lo bandhan mein
ye kaisaa rishtaa hai, ye kaise sapne hain
begaane ho kar bhi, kyon lagte apne hain
main soch main rahtaa hoon, dar dar ke kahtaa hoon
pal pal dil ke paas, tum rahti ho

tum sochogi kyon itnaa, main tumse pyaar karoon
tum samjhogi deewaanaa, main bhi iqraar karoon
deewaanon ki ye baaten, deewaane jaante hain
jalne mein kyaa mazaa hai, parwaane jaante hain
tum yoon hi jalaate rahnaa, aa aa kar khwaabon mein
pal pal dil ke paas, tum rahti ho
jeewan meethi pyaas, ye kahti ho
pal pal dil ke paas… tum rahti ho

9 Responses to "Pal pal dil ke paas"

Lovely song…one of my Kishore favourites of the 70s.
When I used to return late from work in Mumbai (late as in 1.30 am or even later), I would often sing this song. I don’t know why – I had nobody in mind as such. It is just the roads of Mumbai would be lonely at that time (maybe the only time that Mumbai would be a little lonely) and I needed my songs to keep me going. This one in particular.


This is without a doubt THE MOST ROMANTIC SONG ever, anywhere, in any country. I almost pass out with longing every time I watch it.

Great great film too 🙂


one of my favorite songs…wonderful lyrics, great but simple music…indeed a touching and soothing song overall!

actually,yeh dil maange more:)

rajesh pal


Nice song.

I also like “Sharbati teri aankhon ki gehrai main … main doob doob jaata hoon”


🙂 song!


What a beautiful song. Takes one back to the 70s when things were so wonderful. Songs like these you can listen to again and again and again and again.. 🙂






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