Happy 5th of November! Let’s Look at Some Revolutionary Songs!

It’s Guy Fawkes day! The day we celebrate Guy Fawkes’ failure to blow up Parliement by…blowing stuff up? Honestly, I feel like if “Guy Fawkes” didn’t have such an amazing name, we wouldn’t still be talking about him. Anyhoo, let’s look at some big revolutionary Guy Fawkes-like songs. (yes, this is partly an excuse to put up my favorite Malayalam rap song again)

Best part of Rang De Basanti, and it’s not even an official song video. I have to dig out this illegal youtube version of the opening sequence.

My favorite part of The Legend of Bhagat Singh!

And Ratnam-Rahman’s tribute to the great patriotic songs of Tamil film, which I kind of like better than the actual patriotic songs of Tamil film.

Well, except this one. Very catchy, and inspires me to give my life to protect the Tamil language.

My second favorite “Mitwa” song!

And revolutionary Feminism!!!!!

And the special All Gully Boy section! “Azaadi”


And “Apna Time Aayega”. Those are all the straight up revolutionary ones, right? All of them are revolutionary in that all of them are the underclasses speaking truth to power, but these are the hard truths.

Okay, I put in all those other songs just to prove I have an open mind. Now I can put in the one I really love.

14 thoughts on “Happy 5th of November! Let’s Look at Some Revolutionary Songs!

    • It’s so good! Especially now that I have gone back and watched all the other Bhagat Singh movies. A moment that has been done over and over again in Hindi cinema, and yet they found a way to make it feel totally fresh and new.

      On Tue, Nov 5, 2019 at 12:54 PM dontcallitbollywood wrote:



    • It’s so good! I keep thinking about it to remind myself that we did have good movies this year, it’s just the last two months that are such a loss.

      On Thu, Nov 7, 2019 at 10:24 PM dontcallitbollywood wrote:



      • WAR THOUGH. War though. I don’t wanna comment on all the Wednesday Watching posts cuz that movie is still all I can think about since I saw it.


        • True! Come to think of it, Gully Boy came two months in, and War came two months from the end. Maybe it’s just the end bits of the year that are bad, like a loaf of bread.

          On Thu, Nov 7, 2019 at 10:27 PM dontcallitbollywood wrote:



          • Padmavat! Blech!!!! It made a lot of money, I just hated it. And then Uri, which I avoided entirely. And right when I was super depressed, Gully Boy came out and cheered me up.

            On Fri, Nov 8, 2019 at 8:16 PM dontcallitbollywood wrote:



          • Maybe? Wait, i know Zero was at the end/beginning of the year, maybe I’m thinking of Zero and Uri.


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