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‘Chadariya Jheeni re Jheeni’: What do these lines in ‘Badlapur’ song mean?

Varun Dhawan starrer Indian flick ‘Badlapur’ already has critics in awe due to the meticulous direction, acting and music the movie offered.

While all the songs are a hit with fans, the ‘Judaai’ song has captivated many a music lovers’ senses with catchy and soothing lyrics.

The line that soothes and catches the attention in the song is ‘Chadarya Jheeni re Jheeni’.
The lyrics mesmerize all music lovers both in the voices of Arijit Singh and Rekha Bhardwaj.

While the song is written by Priya Saraiya and Dinesh Vijan, the phrase ‘Chadarya Jheeni vi Jheeni’left many people thinking what does it mean.

The Meaning

We, at ARY News thought, let’s find out where does the phrase came from. And found out that the lines were taken from a verse by Bhagat Kabir.

The phrase ‘Chadarya Jheeni re Jheeni’  means ‘the sheet (Body) is a delicate, transparent sheet’. The saint Kabir says ,“ This life is like a very thin transparent shawl”.

While the song uses only this single phrase. If you will look at the whole poem, it starts with a message like this

kabīrā jab ham paidā hue
jaga hańsey ham roye
aisī karanī kar chalo
ham hańse jaga roye
chadariyā jhinī re jhinī

(Kabir, when we are born, the world laughs while we cry, one should do such deeds that when we leave, the world shall cry while we shall laugh- This life is like a very thin transparent shawl ).

And goes like this

chādara oḍha shańka math kariyo
yeh do dina tumko dinhī

(Do not have doubts or fears while wearing this chadar (sheet). It is only given to you for two days and it is temporary too.)

The film was released 20 February 2015 is directed by ‘Ek Haseena Thi’ fame Sriram Raghavan. The film stars Varun Dhawan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui in lead roles, with Huma Qureshi, Yami Gautam,Vinay Pathak, Divya Dutta, and Radhika Apte as supporting cast.




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