What could be the theme for the 13th edition of the playlist amid the rise in Covid cases, loss of hope and overall gloom? Well, it could well be the ‘faith’ not only in something beyond us, but also in those around us, those doing their bits to get the patients back on their feet, ensuring safety of those who are away from the shadow of the pandemic, and also for those who are adhering to the rules and are making societies safer.
Thus, for the first segment what comes to my mind is ‘Faith of the Heart’ by Rod Stewart. The song is also symbolic as it’s been used in a movie about ‘true doctor’ Patch Adams (1998). The inspiration behind our own Munnabhai MBBS, it’s also about finding hope from unexpected places and never give up.
Cause I’ve got faith of the heart.
I’m going where my heart will take me.
I’ve got faith to believe.
I can do anything.
I’ve got strength of the soul.
And no one’s going to bend or break me.
I can reach any star.
I’ve got faith,
I’ve got faith,
Faith of the heart.
Those interested can also check this link, full of some tangents with ‘doctors, medicines and health.’
For the Indian segment, not one but two songs – not specifically on the theme, but eventually it might make sense – the film October (2018) explored a very unconventional theme (and thus bombed maybe) where the protagonist devotes almost his entire life on the support of a sentence of a coworker. Very slow-paced, it’s not for everyone, but worth a try. The song by Sunidhi Chauhan starts with ‘Manwaa ruaan sa, bekal (Urdu for restless) hawaa sa…’ and ends with ‘Naina Ro Ro Thake.’
The second one is from a movie which I have not seen, but liked its premise – a young widow, who hardly knew her husband, tries to find him through her husband’s love. Can you feel pain for someone you don’t know fully? Can two halves create one whole? Can one truly move on? Some answers can only be felt and not expressed perhaps.