‘Kyun Uthe Dil Chodh Aae?’, Priya Malik’s Lyrical Tribute To Lahore; Deets Inside

Known for her creative and soulful style of poetry recital, Priya Malik’s latest literary creation in the pre-partition era will definitely give you goosebumps. In her latest collaboration with ‘Kyun Uthe Dil Chodh Aae?’, a period drama which was recently premiered on Sony and is also streaming on Sony Liv, Priya came up with a very personal story about her grandparents who used to live in the pre-partition Lahore.

The plot of the show explores the stories of three young girls which is set in the year 1947. On the brink of Independence, the show will tell us about how love, ambition, and families were affected by the separation of two countries that used to be united once.


Priya Malik took to Instagram to share her beautiful verse inspired by a conversation she once had with her grandmother. For straight two minutes and fifty-five seconds, Priya transcends us to a pre-partition nostalgic Lahore and filled us with the culture in which her grandparents used to live. In the caption, she said, “I wrote this poem “क्यों उत्थे दिल छोड़ आए?” inspired by personal stories of my grandparents. They moved from #Lahore to Dehradun at the end of 1946 just months before the partition since my Daadi was heavily pregnant and feared the partition… but always had sweet memories of the home she left behind in Lahore”.

Priya narrated that how her grandmother always used to remember Lahore and little things about her life back then. “Desh Da Batwara Toh Seh Lete!… Lekin Rooh Da Batwara Kaise kerein?” is one of the provocative verses of her poetry ‘Kyu Uthe Dil Chodh Aae?’ which made us thinking about all that love and heartbreak people went through when the nation was ripped into two. Her poetry is a soulful account of how special Lahore was for her ‘Dadi’ and she did leave that place but a part of her heart is still there.

Priya also wrote that it is also a reminiscent of one of Amrita Pritam’s extract from her autobiography in which she talks about how her displacement due to partition shaped one of her poetries. Priya who is herself a poet and a celebrated spoken word artist once said in a statement that she is fond of being an old soul and legendary poets like Amrita Pritam, Faiz and Kausar Munir compels her to express herself more creatively.

Priya Malik was also a contestant on the Big Boss Season 9.

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