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On the last strains of the song, the camera moves up and away from spinning Sahibjaan and pans in on the background - roofs, other spinning girls, tawaifs of other Kothas.

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'le leena dupatta mera'

I have often wondered about this. Majrooh Sultanpuri used the word 'le leena' while the common usage would have it as ' le liya'. Is this Braj?

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Choreography for the song was by Lachchu Maharaj. Meena Kumari was ill and in a lot of physical pain while shooting this film (and this film was in shooting for the longest time)  but there are only few scenes in which you can tell.

Previously:
Making of Pakeezah

4 comments:

  1. I think leena is Braj bhaasha. Will check out and confirm. But great use....the word sticks.

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  2. Dear
    Majrooh , Ali sardar jafri and Majaz were from Awadh . All of them have used this word. Leena is liya as spoken in Awadh. Excellent effort . keep smiling .

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  3. Found one more 'leena' song. This one had lyrics by Sahir Ludhianvi: "balama ne har leena kaisa jaadu keena" [video link]from Jeewan Jyoti (1953). Music by S D Burman. Directed by Mahesh Kaul (uncle of Mani Kaul)
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    Also according to Encyclopedia - Britannica:
    "Gender agreement is also more marked in Braj Bhasha than in Awadhi; compare Braj Bhasha wako chhora ‘his son’ and waki chhori ‘his daughter’ to Awadhi wake larka ‘his son’ and wake larki ‘his daughter.’"

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