Aaj Phir Jeene Ki Tamanna Hai, GuideWaheeda Rehman was possibly one of the earliest feminist icons to make waves in Bollywood, so if she says that this song is possibly the first feminist song ever in the industry we’re going to go ahead and believe her.
Suno Suno Meri Aawaaz, Anandmurti GurumaaThis wonderful song reminds us all to listen carefully to the voices of our girls who have gone ignored for far too long. The video shows women performing better than men in a variety of fields.
Dhaakad, DangalThere is no better summary for the women in Dangal than the opening line of this song: “Knicker aur T-shirt pehenkar aaya cyclone” (“A cyclone has turned up wearing shorts and a t-shirt”). We’re loving this new feminist wave sweeping over Bollywood – Mary Kom, Geeta Phogat… who’s next?
Badal Pe Paon Hain, Chak De India!Let’s face it – it isn’t possible to assemble a feminist Bollywood playlist without including this song from everyone’s favourite hockey film. There’s no greater task ahead of us than reminding India’s young women that we’re committed to supporting their dreams.
Rupaiya, Satyamev JayateSona Mohapatra has been a vocal feminist for some time now, so it’s only right that we include this fantastic track which speaks of a woman’s innate power and how she has no need for a man to support her – whether it be financially or otherwise.
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