Quddusi Saheb ki Bewa-episode 2, treasure trove of urdu proverbs and creative phraseology

Channel: ARY Digital

Timings: Every Friday at 8 pm

First broadcast on: February 10, 2012

Cast:

Hina Dilpazeer Khan as Badrika Jehan/Quddusi Sahab Ki Bewa/Rooh Afza/Bengali Baji

Shehnaz Parvez as Khajista Jehan, desperate to get married but her mother wont let her

Badar Khalil as Aqeela bhabhi, a stinky matchmaker gossip khala and a vege robber!

Badar Khalil

Uroosa Siddiqui as Shagufta Jehan, a hysterical laughing maniac

Uroosa Siddiqui

Waqar Hussain as Wudud Ahmed, only son and feels trapped in a male’s body

Sayings/proverbs/muhavaras/kahawats:

Hosh kay nakhoon layna: get your act together

Taak par baytha ullo

Bhar Bhar mangay chullo

Andha kuwaan: bottomless well

Katnay ko daudna: angry and irritated

Aadhi ko chodh, saari ko jayay

Aadhi rahay na, saari payay

Dhobi ka kutta

Na ghar ka na ghaat ka:

A dog that runs after two bones catches neither

Catchphrases:

 

Pure Mard

Buttersilk

 

Antiquated words:

 

Zanana: women

Zankha: eunuch

 

Khasam: husband

umar raseeda: old

laundya: virgin girl derived from laundi, a slave girl

 

Words/phrases coined:

 

Sharifunnisa Begum: Miss Decency

Neem auratain: Shemale

Bhanwain mundwana: shave off eyebrows

 

Do number ki madam: Dubious brothel madam

 

Aaday tirchay log: reference to men with womanlike body language

Bayhangam qawwal ki batain: Conversation of a disturbed qawwaal

Kameeni fitrat: Sly personality

Gosht ki tahain chadhawain: Put on layers and layers of meat

Pehalwan jaisay niwalay: Morsels of a wrestler

Koiloun pay kyun baithee ho: why are you sitting over coals? Meaning why are you so upset?

Sabra sultana type of makeup

Behayaee ka burqa: Donning a burqa of brazenness

Behayee ka pajama: Donning a pair of trousers of unembarrassment

Songs:

Mujhay apnay dil main jagah daynay walay

Tera shukriya

Meri dhadkanoun kay

Naya rang bharkay

Abhi dhoondh hi rahi thi

Tumhay yeh nazar hamari

Kay tum aagay achanak

Badi umer hai tumhari

Singer: Noorjehan

Picturised on: Shamim Ara

Original song link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGeL9JIr6Wk

And a link with Madam singing on a show, resplendent in her gorgeous sari and OTT make-up: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOdn8S0h1Kw

Pyar ko hum banaingay aisee misaal

Jis ko dohrayaga zamana saal ha saal

Singer: Ahmed Rushdi

Film: Suhaag

Picturised on: Nadeem and Shamim Ara

Original song link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLh5c82G3L8

Cultural artefacts/references in terms of furniture and clothing:

Gao takiya

Gao takiya, in QSKB it is covered with a white cloth

Silver surmadaan

Silver ughaldaan

Old model radio

Takht

White gharara

Paandaan

Links for episode 2:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3w-CLZKNkU

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