March 8th, 2015

Me

Magic in Tunes: 03/08/2015 – Happy Women’s Day

Wishing all the wonderful women that I know and every other woman I don’t a very Happy Women’s Day. May the power grow, light shine and success breed marching forward to a better us and a better tomorrow. Here are a few songs that show case the power of woman which I get to see in bits and pieces here and there sometimes.

First up, from my favorite movie titled Gundamma Katha ( = Gundamma’s Story), a hit Telugu film from 1962. Sung and also composed by Ghantasala to the Lyrics penned by Pingali Nageswara Rao.  The song is sung by the lead actor to impress the actress in telling how powerful women have become.


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This song “Independent Woman Part I” sung by the American girl group Destiny’s Child (comprised Beyoncé Knowles, Kelly Rowland, and Michelle Williams) and first appeared on the soundtrack of the 2000 hit English fim Charlie’s Angels.


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From the 1985 Hindi film Aakhir Kyon? ( = But Why?), this song titled “Komal Hai Kamzor Nahin Tu” was Sung by Asha Bhosle. Music composed by Rajesh Roshan to the Lyrics penned by Indeevar. This movie is all about one woman and how her life is turned into a turmoil by her vagabond husband and step-sister, so much so that after taking away her life and kid, in the end they approach her to help them when they are in downside of their life. Ironically she helps being the generous woman which BTW I didn’t like the ending. I would have rather seen him kicked in his behind. One of the lines in the song “Jag Ko Jivan Dene Wali Maut Bhi Tujhse Hari Hai” has such indepth meaning. One who has given birth to this world, even Death has lost with you – how much more deeper can it get!! I had posted another song a while ago from the same movie that is an inspirational one. Check it here.


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Another film that is completely women oriented is the 2007 hit Hindi sports drama film Chak De! India ( = Go India!). Sung by Hema Sardesi, Music composed by Salim-Sulaiman to the Lyrics penned by Jaideep Sahni. This movie is about a wrongly disgraced Indian hockey team’s ex-captain who is hired to coach the women’s hockey team. They show the endurance, struggle and determination the team have despite the differences, and in the end win the world Championship. And this song reflects that very essence. Ironically the title song “Chak De Chak De India” and the film’s title itself has since become an anthem song for all sports in India. This movie in it’s entirety itself would be a post for itself.


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Finally the song “Rupaiya” Sung by Sona Mohapatra. Music composed by Ram Sampath and Lyrics penned by Swanand Kirkire. This song was performed on Aamir Khan’s show Satyameva Jayate. A show that addresses the social issues in India that have not been taken care of by any ruler, leader or police. This song specifically attacks the dowry system in India that has taken the lives of many women and in some case men (reverse-dowry case).


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