The song Pyar Kiya to Darna Kya from Mughal E Azam
The song from Mughal E Azam – Pyar Kiya To Darna Kya. The closest English translation is: Why be afraid of being in love?
Just a couple of days ago I wrote about how old films showed women with spirit and courage. This song embodies it. Anarkali, played by the actress Madhubala, is a courtesan and initially out of fear makes a deal/compromise with her lover’s father (the King) but then when the prince scorns her lack of courage, she decides to defy the king and celebrate her love. This song showcases that…her action shocks Dilip Kumar (the prince) but she wins back his love.