Dhunki Meaning

Normally, Dhunki is a bow for scutching/carding cotton, but here in the song of Mere Brother ki Dulhan, that doesn't seem to be the intended meaning.

Instead, it seems that the Dhunki (धुनकी) here is used for a cannon, as dhunakna (धुनकना) is used for booming a cannon.

Update: Finally asked the lyricist Irshad Kamil himself and in his own words 'Dhunki means TRANCE of love... Kind of Magical Spell,' which would mean he has taken the meaning more or less from the traditional dhunki, the bow, as that goes something like a spell, in a periodic, circular way.

20 comments:

Rohit said...

Just when I listened to this song for the first time, I thought of you writing a post on it on BollyMeaning.

And Voila! You are on first page First place when searched for "Dhunki Meaning"

Keep up the good work.

Kashish said...

And What Is The Meaning Of Cannon Here.

Krishnendu said...

here cannon can be ....

suniel said...

A cannon is any piece of artillery that uses gunpowder or other usually explosive-based propellents to launch a projectile.

sandy said...

kashish n krishna are thinking abt somthing else here abt cannon suniel....

Anonymous said...

yeah kat is a bombonly
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lol
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<3

Anonymous said...

u're so jobless

Anonymous said...

Dhunki word is originally from which language?

Harshit Gupta said...

It's Hindi only.

Gauhar said...

No its from Punjabi..... Usually referred by Mallangs....

Sideboards said...

Very nice song.. Love it

aadiii said...

@ anonymous: You dont even have the courage to leave your name and you call him jobless. Who asked you to come here in the first place. Such a hypocrite.

Harshit Gupta said...

@Aditya

Thanks a lot man. I mean, while blogging, I 'HAVE' to not mind such comments as the one u mentioned. But the way u counter-commented, it was really lovely.

Thanks a lot. :)

Sancla said...

Can someone translate the whole song? Much appreciated

nothingintellectual said...

Best site for looking up words in movies and songs that most of us don't get! Thanks :)

Anonymous said...

which language is this?

ssuramya said...

what does this song mean?

Anonymous said...

aadii, wat a blast dude.. u r superb
-by mounika

Tani said...

I thought that the main line "dhunki laage" roughly translates to "how does the tune feel?" This is because most of the song is in Punjabi. If you separate the word "dhunki" into two parts, "dhun" means "tune" and "ki" means "how." Add "laage" which means "it feels" and you get the question (in Punjabi) "how does the tune feel?" This makes more sense according to the rest of the lyrics of the song, which are about the feelings of the heart. Thanks for your translation, though; I certainly learned something new! :)

Harshit Gupta said...

@Tani

Interesting way to look at it. Didn't need the explanation either. I got what you meant in one line. :)

Thanks for the comment.

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