Female Bonding Songs, Inspired by “Veere” from Veere Di Wedding

This post is also because I am looking for a nice light post to put up to cheer myself up because it has now been raining here for 30 hours.  It was nice yesterday, when I could huddle in bed and watch the rain, but it’s not the same now that I am at work and have to shiver in my office watching the rain.

I’ve been listening to the Veere Di Wedding soundtrack in preparation for the release, and the “Veere” song is the one I like the sound of the best.  The visuals aren’t totally great though.  It still seems to have a kind of superficial idea of female bonding, for my taste.

 

It’s not much better, but at least “Lucky Lips” has the women primarily interacting with each other instead of other people, and is also way less chopped up in the editing.

 

Queen of course has one of the best female friendship songs for one of the best female friendships.

 

Best song of Chocolate, before Prithviraj showed up and made it all about himself instead of female friendship.

 

Pink is almost as good as Queen at female friendship.

And of course, the 90s classic of female friendship!

 

But really, there just aren’t enough female friendship songs!  Where is our “Dil Chahta Hai”

 

Or “Sandese Aati Hai” (I know it is partly about missing home, but it’s also about being with your friends so you don’t miss home as much)

 

And most of all, where is our “Yeh Dosti”?

 

 

 

(oh, and tell me in the comments any songs I may have missed from any industry, I am sure there are tons more female friendship songs out there that I am just not thinking of, even if there still aren’t any really iconic ones.  But remember, friends!  Not sisters!)

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18 thoughts on “Female Bonding Songs, Inspired by “Veere” from Veere Di Wedding

  1. I’m convinced summer will never happen. We’ve been cheated. Any way, here’s a fun female bonding song in Tamil.

    Actually, all the songs in this movie are just women – there wasn’t a man in the film at all a la The Women.

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  2. Here’s a girl-friendship song from Malayalam. It’s still debated whether this movie is about friendship btw two girls or a lesbian partnership. The ‘manly’ girl is the virginal heroine from Namukku Paarkan Munthirithoppukal. This one also is a Padmarajan movie & Mohanlal is there too.

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  3. In my limited viewing of Hindi movies, Chak De India had some of the best female bonding moments, and young women’s relationships in general. No one song shows most of them unfortunately, but here’s a “winning montage” that YRF released a while back. Of course it doesn’t hurt to have SRK running around a bit in here, either. 🙂

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    • “Badal Pe Badal” (I think that’s the title) is one of my favorite songs to listen too, I was thinking about including it. But the visuals always disappoint me. They are nice, but they aren’t quite the soaring female friendship and freedom vision that is promised by the sound of it.

      On Tue, May 22, 2018 at 9:00 AM, dontcallitbollywood wrote:

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        • That’s one of those songs that I have a vivid memory of that just adds to the experience. Years and years ago, I told a lie to leave a terrible work event early (karaoke with my boss, ewwwww!), and as I was walking away, that song came up on my ipod to sort of celebrate my freedom from being in that horrible situation.

          On Tue, May 22, 2018 at 9:18 AM, dontcallitbollywood wrote:

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  4. 2-3 songs from Allari Priyudu – Two sisters sharing same birthday. Storyline is similar to Sajan with reversal of genders. So, you can expect similar bonding as you had put up in your Sajan review.

    Songs/Movies of Magalir Mattum (Tamil – Revathy, Kamal) and Ladies Special (Telugu) – both similar story line loosely based on Hollywood’s “9 to 5” – 3/4 women kidnapping a super market owner

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    • I didn’t put up this post for that reason, but it is a nice bonus that I am getting so many movie recommendations of female films off of it!

      On Wed, May 23, 2018 at 7:47 AM, dontcallitbollywood wrote:

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        • Oh, and I love that! I just meant that the most I hoped for was a few other songs with female bonding (like “Piya Piya”, which shows a friendship that doesn’t really shine in the whole rest of the movie), I had no idea there were whole movies based on female friends out there for me to watch.

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  5. Here’s one starring Nadiya Moidu & Lissi (Priyadarshan’s ex-wife) from Malayalam

    Rough translation: “Move… Move… Move… far away. We’re girls running without brakes. We don’t lag behind for anything, for everything we’re ahead of the rest. If you want your life, run!!!” 🙂

    One more from Malayalam starring Amala Akkineni

    This ones is from the movie “Ente Suryaputhrikku” – another cult classic from Faasil. Predictably the song had its controversies (women jumping out of Hostel and all…)

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