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“LOVE STORY ” – PACHAAS SAAL PAHELE , EK FILM AAYEE THI JISNE MOHABBAT KYAA HOTI HAI SIKHAAYA BHI THAA, SAMJHAAYA BHI THAA AUR MEHSOOS BHI KARAAYA THAA

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I was in the final year of college when I had read a novel titled Love Story written by Eric Segal , I had read many books about love , but it was this book that literary explained to me the true meaning of love – Ali Peter John

The novel created a sweet sensation all over the world and love was in the air all over again , but the world was in for a sweeter surprise…

The novel was made into a film with the same name ,” Love Story “, it was directed by Arthur Hiller and had Ryan O’neal and Ali MacGraw in the lead roles and playing the lovers in the love story

I had neither the ambission or the resources to see the film, but l was destined to see it and l finally saw it at the Eros theater in Churchgate , where l had seen classics like ‘Sound Of Music ‘, ‘King of Kings ‘, ‘The Ten Commandments ‘ and ‘Ben Hurr ‘

And for more than an hour and a half , l was lost to the world l lived in and was lost in the world of love and two lovers who brought the feeling of love alive not only for me , but for all those who were inside the theater and as l saw the lovers going through their struggles to keep there love alive , l saw my heart and my eyes behave in a strange way , the way they had not behaved before , I was learning and re-learning my first lessons about what the magic of love was all about.

I was a normal and ordinary boy from a city called Bombay when l walked into the theatre, but when l walked out l was a young man from the world of love.

No religion, no holy books , no philosophy or philosopher or holy man, fake or genuine had taught me lessons about love like this film which they all looked down upon as cheap entertainment and even a sin , could teach me what the film taught me about love, l saw the film as many times as l could afford to and today , 50 years later l still remember the lessons in love the film had taught me and had made me a lover for all my time and l am not only sure but l know that the film must be having the same impact on all those who saw the film then and would like to see it many more times , if it is possible in these time when anything is possible because of the electronic media , releasing the original film would be a blessing for the generation today and for generations to come, love must be kept alive in these troubled times when love is going out of our lives like happiness and joy is and hatred are taking their places

The actor, Ryan O’Neal is 81 now and the actress Ali MacGraw is 79 and yet when l see just a photograph of them together at this age l feel the same feeling of love I felt when l saw Love Story when they were in their early 20’s

Love is never saying sorry was the primary lesson those who saw the film learned and if we can still take that lesson seriously we can change the world with love which is what this devastated world desperately needs today . Will true love ever come back?

DAWAAYEN BHI HAIN , DUYAAEN BHI HAIN, LEKIN MOHAABAT SE BAD KAR ISHWAR BHI NAHI HAI , KHUDAH BHI NAHI HAI , KOI BHI NAHI AUR KOI RAHEGAA BHI NAHI JAB TAK MOHABBAT ZINDAA RAHEGI. MOHABBAT KARO , NAHI TOH DUNIYAA KHATAM HONE SE PAHELE DUNIYAA BARBAAD HO JAAYEGI