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  • Mannadey recalls - Raj Kapoor, after listening to "Laaga chunari mein daag." had said the music score and its rendering was too complex for an actor to live up to on screen and director Salil Choudhary put his foot down saying: "I spent two months on this tune."


  • If we can have Bollywoodised, film idol-worshipping Indians naming quasi-imagined locales just by virtue of a film shoot at the place - chunari chunari point in California, Yash Chopra Switzerland points, the Dil Chahta Hai wall in Goa, then Juliet's house, balcony and all, swears by its legitimate birth!

    The Hindu - Front Page

  • Among Abhishek recent films I think laaga chunari mein daag ...


  • RR: Laaga chunari mein daag - HT: 2.5 / 5 Heroes: Rang de motorcycling - HT 2.5 / 5



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  • Hindi. a piece of cloth (plain or ornate) used to cover the hair or for decoration. Also called dupatta. It is also a metaphor for virtue and maidenhead (akin to the veil in English); to have one's chunari stolen or rent is to be 'taken advantage of' in some form or other (the 70s courtesan classic Pakeezah features a song whose chorus is "these people have stolen my dupatta", which isn't about rape so much as being sold to rich lechers). The filmi tawaif always wears a chunari (see here).

    May 8, 2009