For all the irreligious-ness of mine, one song, that kept me away from an angry outburst, from time to time in the past few months, is a devotional song! 🙂
Since it is Sanskrit, irrespective of the fact that its from a Tamil movie, everyone (read, every Indian) can try to understand. For all the haphazardness of my vocabulary in any language, I am still in the process of understanding it fully.
Its “Om Sivoham” from “Naan Kadavul”.
There is also this song “Ekla Chalo” from “Bose:The Forgotten Hero”. I keep getting hypnotized every time I listen!
I never understood what those Bengali words in the beginning of the song meant. But, since it comes so many times in the movie, I thought they must be from some famous poem. On googling I found out that they were from a Tagore poem “Ekla Chalo Re“.
Listen to the song here.
I do remember writing about “Herr Bosey”‘s songs (That’s how the Germans call him in the movie!) in this blog a while ago. But, this one remains my all-time favorite!