International Women’s Day is celebrated in many countries around the world and is observed on the 8th of March annually worldwide. The whole world takes this day to celebrate and appreciate the contribution of women towards the society. International Women’s Day is a worldwide event that celebrates women’s achievements – from the political to the social – while calling for gender equality. Also Read - Netflix's Betaal Receives Criticism: Actor Viineet Kumar Says 'It's Not an Audience-Friendly Genre' And Backlash is Expected
The entertainment industry, too, has been trying its best to encourage people to respect women. Bollywood filmmakers have also given several movies that celebrate the undying spirit of a woman. Here are some Bollywood numbers that give credit to women empowerment and talk about their strength and courage. Also Read - Shah Rukh Khan Donates Undisclosed Amount to West Bengal CM's Relief Fund to Help People Affected by Cyclone Amphan
Songs like Kangana Ranaut’s Jugni from Queen, Alia Bhatt’s Dear Zindagi title track, Priyanka Chopra’s Ziddi Dil, Rani Mukerji‘s Mardaani Anthem are few of the gems in the Women’s Day songs collection, which need to be on your playlist for the celebration of International Women’s Day 2018. ALSO READ: Abhishek Bachchan, Dulquer Salmaan, Ayushmann Khurrana Wish Irrfan Khan’s Speedy Recovery – Read Tweets Also Read - Happy Birthday AbRam Khan: 12 Adorable Pictures of Little Khan Show he Has Grown Too Fast
PINK Anthem – Pink
Helmed by Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury, Pink – 2016 courtroom drama social thriller is one of the highly appreciated women-oriented movies in the recent times. The film stars starring Taapsee Pannu, Amitabh Bachchan, Piyush Mishra, Kirti Kulhari, Andrea Tariang, Angad. The lyrics of the song Pink Anthem has been penned by Irshad Kamil and composed by Anupam Roy, while it was sung by Jonita Gandhi with rap by EPR Iyer.
Badal Pe Paon Hain – Chak De! India
Shah Rukh Khan starrer Chak De India ranks in all-time women empowerment movies. It was a sports film that celebrated the spirit of female sportsmen. The song Badal Pe Paon Hain song comes when coach Kabir Khan’s Indian women’s hockey team manages to beat patriarchy and take the first step towards success. through this song, it says that sky is the limit for success and there is no stopping. Badal Pe Paon Hain was sung by Hema Sardesai and composed by Salim-Sulaiman, while the lyrics were penned by Jaideep Sahni.
Mardaani Anthem – Rani Mukerji
Rani Mukerji played a courageous and feisty cop in 2014 film Mardaani. This Mardaani anthem song talks about “anger and frustration” that women go through. The Anthem lyrics from ‘Mardaani’, featuring Rani Mukerji in lead role. Helmed by Pradeep Sarkar, the music has been composed by Salim-Sulaiman and written by Kausar Munir, while it has been sung by Sunidhi Chauhan and Vijay Prakash. The powerful lyrics given by Kausar Munir and Rani Mukerji’s heroic act will remain etched in your mind long after the song is over.
Ziddi Dil – Mary Kom
Ziddi Dil from Omung Kumar’s Mary Kom is another empowering song. The song features Priyanka Chopra, who plays Mary Kom in the film, struggle to enter the Boxing Championship after giving birth to twins. The song was composed by Shashi Suman and sung by Vishal Dadlani, while the lyrics were penned by Prashant Ingole.
Yeh Hosla Kaise Jhuke – Dor
Ayesha Takia, Gul Panag and Shreyas Talpade starrer Dor was one of the most beautiful movies I have ever seen. Nagesh Kukunoor’s film was different from mainstream cinema, that enlightens the plight of a widow in India and how she single-handedly struggles to get justice after her husband’s death. Yeh Hosla Kaise Jhuke, which is composed by Salim Merchant, is an inspirational track; it will lift your spirits for sure.
Love You Zindagi – Dear Zindagi
Dear Zindagi stars Alia Bhatt in the lead, who beautifully shows us how flawed we all are and how we can all be happy despite the challenges, obviously, with the help of life coach, which was essayed by Shah Rukh Khan. Love You Zindagi is a light-hearted song from Gauri Shinde’s film that remind all of us to live, laugh and celebrate life than complain and crib. The song is composed by Amit Trivedi with playful voice by Jasleen Royal. Love You Zindagi is a must on your playlist this Women’s Day 2018.
Jugni – Queen
Kangana Ranaut starrer 2014 Queen, the film that crowned the actress with the title ‘the Bollywood Queen’, is a film on self-exploration journey of a young girl left on the altar by her fiancé is liberating. Jugni is has been composed and sung by Amit Trivedi, while the lyrics were penned by Anvita Dutt. Every time you listen to this song, it will make you want to listen to it on loop. The song lyrics with so relatable acting by Kangana will make you ponder over the life as a journey. Watch this space for further updates.