Bollywoody Chunri


Chunri, chunriya, chundariya and dupatta – these are names of the same piece of cloth worn by ladies over salwar-kameezes. This piece of cloth can be made of different materials. So, today’s topic is Bollywoody Chunri. Chunri or dupatta can be flying in the wind. It can be of different colors particularly black, which enhances the looks of the lady wearing it. The chunri can get stained or fall off the girl’s shoulders. It can also metaphorically connect the girl with her husband like Radha with Lord Krishna. And much more…

Bollywoody Chunri

Hawa mein udta jaye mora laal dupatta malmalka… Barsaat (1949)

Gora rang chunariya kaali… Howrah Bridge (1958)

Laga chunri mein daag… Dil Hi Toh Hai (1963)

Chunri sambhal Gori… Baharon Ke Sapne (1967)

Jaise Radhane mala japi Shyamki maine oodhi chunariya tere naam ki… Tere Mere Sapne (1971)


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