And the May Day celebration roles on! I just keep thinking of more “woo-hoo, the working class!” songs.
Most blatantly out there controversial, “Azaadi”
And of course the big breakthrough new song, “Aapna Time Aayega”
Let’s get some diaspora pride in there! Love this song from Ranam, a very Detroit feel with a desi touch.
Old school Marxists, “Khalbali” from Rang De Basanti!
Okay, this one is for Free Tibet, which would technically be anti-Communist I guess? But it fits in the wider feel of “up with people, down with power”. “Sadda Haq”
I can’t pick! I have to put in two separate Kabali songs! I just love the “lend me your ears or I’ll cut them all off with the same pair of scissors my mother used to cut cloth” line in this one.
And I love the “comrade” opening of this one.
And so long as I am on Pa. Ranjith movies, gotta swing by Kaala. Inferior as a movie, superior as a political anthem creating machine. I mean come on! “thousand year silence is enough, organize, make change, revolt!”
And finally, this amazing fan video which edits together all the dramatic communist hero shots from Malayalam cinema to the “Lal Salaam” anthem. Love love love the opening with the flag dipped in blood to turn it red.