Happy Women’s Day 2020 Songs: International Women’s Day or Women’s Day is observed on the 8th of March annually worldwide. The day is celebrated in order to respect and honour the women’s role in society and their paramount achievements in general. This year we will be celebrating Women’s Day 2020 that falls on Sunday with #BeBoldForChange being the theme of International Women’s Day. Among the many ways of celebrations, dedicating inspirational and highly motivating songs seems one of the most legit ones. Songs like Deepika Padukone’s Piku, Kangana Ranaut’s Jugni from Queen, Alia Bhatt’s Dear Zindagi title track, Priyanka Chopra’s Ziddi Dil or the amazgingly best Pink Anthem are few of the gems in the Women’s Day songs collection. Over the years, Bollywood and in general entertainment world has given us many uplifting songs celebrating womanhood. Also Read - Shannon K Talks About Incorporating Her Indian Roots Into Her Single 'I Do'
Women empowerment has evolved to be one of the best genres in movies, and there are various Hindi songs in Bollywood which empowers women and celebrates their existence. The entertainment industry has been trying its best to encourage people to respect women. Here is a collection of 12 Bollywood songs that need to be on your playlist for the celebration of International Women’s Day 2020. International Women’s Day 2020: Be Bold for Change – All you need to know about the Women’s Day 2017 theme by UN. Also Read - Ram Gopal Varma Makes a Cringe-Worthy Women's Day Wish, Says Sorry Alexa
1. Patakha Guddi – Highway
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Patakha Guddi from 2014 film Highway is about celebrating freedom. Sung by melodious Nooran sisters, Sultana and Jyoti with the soulful music given by AR Rahman, the song will instantly uplift your mood. The song revolves around Alia Bhatt where her character is enjoying freedom for the first time in her life, which ironically comes when she has been kidnapped. Alia Bhatt is a delight to watch in this Punjabi-infused lyric with the touch of Sufism.
2. PINK Anthem – Pink
Taapsee Pannu-Amitabh Bachchan starrer 2016 Indian courtroom film Pink is one of the highly appreciated women-oriented movies in the recent times. The film celebrating the equal women’s rights features Pink Anthem sung by Jonita Gandhi with rap by EPR Iyer. The song shot across Delhi features real women celebrating lives in their own unique way. You just cannot stop humming or dancing to the tunes of “Mann ka hai kona kona… pink… Jhoota hai bole jo na… pink.”
3. Piku Title Track Remix
Piku is one of the most critically acclaimed movies in Deepika Padukone’s career. It showcased the actress’ versatility as a performer. Playing the titular role of Piku, it had Deepika representing the modern-age Indian woman who is career-oriented as well as dutiful daughter. This song Piku remix sung by Sunidhi Chauhan depicts her fun, angry, loving and everything that truly defines a free soul.
4. Jeete Hain Chal – Neerja
Sonam Kapoor gave her career’s best performance with Neerja in 2016 biographical thriller film. The actress portrayed the real-life hero, slain Indian air hostess who sacrificed her life to save hundreds on the flight from hijackers. Jeete Hain Chal is highly inspirational song sung by Kavita Seth with powerful lyrics penned by Prasoon Joshi. Sonam described the 23-year-old Neerja Bhanot as: “Neerja is an extremely principled girl with the most amazing characteristics. She had the presence of mind, the compassion, and the kindness to take care of other people and not herself.”
5. Badal Pe Paon Hain – Chak De! India
What could be better than watching an Indian women’s team performing and winning at the highest level in the world. And especially, when you have ridiculed and discouraged to never touch the sky. Shah Rukh Khan starrer sports drama Chak De! India ranks in all-time women empowerment movies. 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. Sung by Hema Sardesai, you will totally love Badal Pe Paon Hain this Women’s Day!
6. Mardaani Anthem – Rani Mukerji
Rani Mukerji played a courageous and feisty cop in 2014 film Mardaani. This Mardaani anthem song depicts the heinous crime of human trafficking and prostitution and fightback by Rani. It is sung by Sunidhi Chauhan and Vijay Prakash with the music given by Salim-Sulaiman makes it highly impactful. 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.
7. Bekhauff – Satyamev Jayate 2
Sung in a melodious voice of Sona Mohapatra, the song ‘Bekhauff hai Rehna Muje’ is a heartfelt rendition with a clear message – women want to live without any fear. This deeply moving song featured in Aamir Khan’s TV show focusing on the societal issues, Satyamev Jayate 2. Ravi Sampath has composed the song with Svati Chakravarty giving heart-touching lyrics.
8. Hum To Aise Hain – Laaga Chunari Mein Daag
Be yourself, there is nothing wrong with. The best feeling when you are yourself. This song Hum To Aise Hain Bhaiya from Yash Raj Films’ Laaga Chunari Mein Daag is your peppy song with a message. It features Rani Mukerji and Konkona Sen Sharma as loving sisters who are living their regular lives in the small town of Varanasi. Sung by Pranab biswas, Shreya Ghoshal, Sunidhi Chauhan, it is nice to get away from all inspiration to hearing light-hearted song celebrating womanhood.
9. Love You Zindagi – Dear Zindagi
Dear Zindagi had lovely and talented Alia Bhatt showing us how flawed we all are and how we can all be happy despite the challenges. Obviously, with the help of life coach, in form of Shah Rukh Khan. This song, Love You Zindagi is a light-hearted song from Gauri Shinde’s film reminding all of us to live, laugh and celebrate life. Composed by Amit Trivedi with playful voice by Jasleen Royal, Love You Zindagi is a must on your playlist this Women’s Day 2017.
10. Aali Re-No One Killed Jessica
Rani Mukerji and Vidya Balan starrer No One Killed Jessica featured this badass song, Aali Re, Saali Re. Sung by a string of talented pool of singers – Anushka Manchanda, Sonu Kakkar, Aditi Singh Sharma, Sonika Sharma, Tochi Raina, Bonnie Chakraborty, Shriram Iyer and Raja Hassan, this song is bound to get your adrenaline rushing. The foot-tapping music is all you need to listen on Women’s Day 2020.
11. Jugni – Queen
The movie which officially crowned actress Kangana Ranaut the Bollywood Queen’s title was 2014 film Queen. The film on self-exploration journey of a young girl left on the altar by her fiancé is liberating. Jugni is composed and sung by Amit Trivedi with such beautiful poetic lyrics that it will make you appreciate it every single time you hear. The song lyrics with so relatable acting by Kangana will make you ponder over the life as a journey.
12. Ziddi Dil – Mary Kom
Priyanka Chopra is a real-life inspiration for millions of girls worldwide. So is sporting icon, wrestler Mary Kom, India’s only boxer to bag bronze medal at the Olympics. It is a matter of great importance when Mary was portrayed on the silver screen by Priyanka in the sports biopic, Mary Kom released in 2014. The song Ziddi Dil depicted Mary Kom’s never-say-die attitude with empowering act by PC. The song sung by Vishal Dadlani with such powerful words by Prashant Ingole, Ziddi Dil is a must listen on the Women’s Day 2020.