Sorry, I know the headline is lame, but my Grandma is up in heaven reading this blog everyday and she would never forgive me if I used actual swears, especially since it is her birthday tomorrow. Just fill in that I actually meant the-real-word-for-“Heck”.
You know that feeling when you’ve been yelled at or made to feel small and you know it wasn’t justified and yet you still feel small? And you just need to stand up for yourself and learn to have faith in your own opinion and not care what other people say? Especially the voices in your own head?
Here’s the first song that springs to mind, “Just Go to H— Dil” from Dear Zindagi.
Speaking of Gauri Shinde movies, there’s also of course the title song from English/Vinglish.
Another one, kind of a surprising one, in the middle of all the angst of Mom, AR Rahman threw in a great girl power anthem.
Let’s get some male in here, I kind of love this opening song from Sultan, gives a great feeling of strength and confidence in yourself and your place in the world.
This one may be a bit of over confidence, but I still love it. “Hayati” from Chekka Chivantha Vaanam.
Speaking of over-confidence, my two favorite pump me up songs from Malayalam, “Ranam”.
And “Kerala Manninayi”
Okay, bringing it back to the girl power anthems. Item songs get a bad rap, but a lot of them are really good for pumping you up and making you feel like you can take on the world. “Sheila Ki Jawani”, for instance, the triumphal way she calls out her name and declares her power.
And of course my favorite, “Dhakad” from Dangal.
That’s it, I can’t think of any more! How about you? What have I missed? What should I not have included?
And, Now that I am 33, should I finally be able to at least type swear words even if I can’t say them?