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.