The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month! Very easy to remember, very hard to ignore. That’s when WWI officially ended. Over one million Indian troops served overseas, and 74,187 died. (2 million Americans served, and 116,300 died. Although the majority of those deaths were from the influenza epidemic, not battle)
To celebrate, some songs about the army. Which means it will be a little JP Dutta heavy. But that’s not really a problem, is it?
I’ll start with a Farhan Akhtar appetizer. Which gives us another moment to go “Polo? Really?”
And then JP Dutta. And a little moment of “Kabir Bedi! Why have I never noticed you before?”
And LOC Kargil. I love the way the visuals and the music weave together the spirit of the women waiting at home with the men going off, while still keeping them distinctly different.
That’s not the same as this song, where the woman insists on going off with the army, and bring her joy into their lives and changing their tune. Literally! Also, Shahrukh has never looked hotter.
Speaking of songs with Kashmiri citizens, this one is pretty cute. And sooooooo catchy, it will never get out of your head (as I mentioned in my recap of the film).
This is the most recent one I can think of, although I am sure there are more.
And finally, my favorite army song, and a really good movie all around. I cannot find a song video anywhere, very irritating! But at least this gives you the song itself. And it’s really worth it to pay the $1.99 or whatever google is charging to stream the whole movie.