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Jaate huye ye pal chhin

Posted on: October 26, 2014

This article is written by Mahesh Mamadapur, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog.This article is meant to be posted in If this article appears in sites like and etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

What can you say about a twenty-five-year-old girl who died? Thus starts the very first line of one of the most famous novels ever written. “Love Story” by Erich Segal first published on 14th February 1970 has sold more than a 22 million copies worldwide and has been translated into more than 20 languages. A novel of hardly a hundred pages, it captivates the reader from the very first line. It’s basically a romantic and a very tragic story of two young college grads coming from two extremely different backgrounds.

Oliver and Jenny meet each other in the unlikeliest of ways and their friendship soon blossoms into love. Disowned by his rich father the boy moves out of his mansion and starts a married life with his lover. They struggle to meet ends and also soon discover that Jenny has a terminal illness and is hardly going to survive.

It’s their love story of faith, sacrifice, selfless acts, full of witty dialogues, but a very tragic ending. By all standards the novel is a very short work, but will keep the reader intrigued till one keeps the book down.

The legends of this book, dialogues, quotes and the reviews have become very famous. One of the most famous quotes from the book “Love means never having to say you are sorry” will remain forever amongst the greatest definitions of true love. This immortal line is repeated twice in the novel, once by Jenny to Oliver and at the fag end by Oliver to his father when Jenny passes away.

“Please, if one of us cries, let both of us cry. But preferably neither of us” is another of the many great dialogues in the book.

Amongst the many reviews of this book, the most famous one read as “For someone who is in love, or was in love, or hopes to be in love.”

Going off-track from this post, the unusual first line of this novel where the end is revealed right at the beginning reminds me of another totally un-related novel. The Day after Tomorrow by Allan Folsom, a book of more than 670 pages has its ending revealed in the last chapter, last paragraph, last sentence, and the last two words. And, when one reads the last two words, it will send shivers down one’s spine.

Coming back to Love Story, there was a Hollywood movie made of the same title and based on the novel. This movie was released in December 1970. But, even today it’s the novel that’s more famous.

Erich Segal wrote a sequel to this novel, by name of Oliver’s Story. Expectedly there was a movie made based on this sequel too. But neither the sequel novel nor the movie succeeded in captivating the people as much as the original novel.

Now, blog readers may be wondering as to why I am discussing English novels and Hollywood movies when we are supposed to talk about Hindi songs.

Well, our own Bollywood also made a movie based on the novel.

Ankhiyon ke Jharokhon se, a 1978 Hindi film starring Sachin and Ranjeeta was based on Erich Segal’s Love Story. And, then our movie had its own masaala of plots and off course songs.

The film was written, produced and directed by Vrajendra Gaur, Tarachand Barjatya and Hiren Nag respectively. The music was scored by Ravindra Jain.

Two songs from this movie including the title song sung by Hemlata are already featured on this blog. Hemlata’s title song is one of the most soothing songs that I have ever come across. One can listen to this title song a number of times without getting jaded.

Today’s song is a highly philosophical one, sung, written and composed by Ravindra Jain. From some of the comments that I have read about this song, it seems it features when the terminal illness of the actress becomes known and no one is able to do anything about it.

The situation, hopelessness and acceptability of inevitability are so very well featured in the song which is a total all round performance by Ravindra Jain.



Song-Jaate huye ye pal chhin (Ankhiyon Ke Jharokhon Se)(1978) Singer-Ravindra Jain, Lyrics-Ravindra Jain, MD-Ravindra Jain


jaate huye
yeh pal chhin
kyun jeewan liye jaate
jaate huye
yeh pal chhin
kyun jeewan liye jaate
yahi joden
yahi toden sab naate ae ae
jaate huye
yeh pal chhin
kyun jeewan liye jaate

mann jitna jeena chaahe
tan utna hi marta jaaye
insaan kee himaakat dekho
ummeed hi karta jaaye
koyi raah
manzil kee ee
kaheen soojhe toh batlaaye
jaate huye yeh pal chhin
kyun jeewan liye jaate

rang aur sugandh kaa jaadoo
sadiyon se chalta aaya
insaan inhin mein dooba
naadan yahi bharmaaya
abb kaun
yeh soche
kya khoya aur kya paaya
jaate huye
yeh pal chhin
kyun jeewan liye jaate

vishwaas mein waas hai vish kaa
asha mein chhupi hai niraasha
shabdon ke sang naa behna
hai shart bhari har bhaasha
insaan ka dil bhi
patthar sa jaaye taraasha
jaate huye
yeh pal chhin
kyun jeewan liye jaate
yahi joden
yahi toden sab naate ae ae
jaate huye yeh pal chhin
kyun jeewan liye jaate
kyun jeewan liye jaate
kyun jeewan liye jaate

1 Response to "Jaate huye ye pal chhin"

@ Mahesh ji – many thanks for this post, like it very much !!
Normally these type of songs/posts come on special occasions viz. anniversary/century, and as I know Ravindra Jain ji’s birth anniversary is in February I immediately (happily 🙂 ) jumped to the post. ..
thanks for selecting this song, I like this song very much, 🙂 and today it gets cleared from my list (yes, I too had shared it on 08.12.2012 to Atul ji ) ‘khote huye ye mere kuchh gaane, dil mera tod jaate hain’ 🙂
Thanks !!


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