5 days to CAT: The PaGaLGuY song of the day is…

There has always been and always will be music for every mood. With not even a week remaining for CAT 2016, you are probably trying to seek refuge in music too, trying to find a song to best depict your current state of mind.

In our endeavour to make your last few days of preparation a bit more enjoyable, PaGaLGuY will bring you a song each day, which we think will best portray your mindset. If you are oscillating between extreme emotions – from a state of hyper anxiousness to that of complete ‘jo hoga dekha jayega’ attitude, remember that we, along with our playlist will always be there for you, cheering you on.

So, without further ado, the first song from our playlist, (wait for it…*drumroll* ) is ‘ Ratta Maar’ from the film, ‘Student of the Year’. Hey, wait a minute, don’t get disappointed with the song already. I agree our earlier interview with CAT 2015 Topper, Sabyasachi Mishra, stated that students should avoid learning anything new in the last minute, but we must acknowledge the efforts of the lyricist, Anvita Dutt Guptan, for making use of some very interesting metaphors to motivate students.

C’mon, there are very few songs that equate one’s mind to that of a pressure cooker, or make effective use of onomatopoeia like ‘patak patak’ to break the so called ‘knowledge ki deewar’ or the ‘ghis ghis’ to sharpen your mind . Brings back sweet memories of Rosesh from Sarabhai vs Sarabhai, doesn’t it?

Also, we know CAT doesn’t involve ‘Ratta Mar’ (memorising), except for some formulas, perhaps, but our motive behind selecting this one was only for you to appreciate the lyrical masterpiece that this is!! Lose yourself to the lyrics and you may just rediscover your motivation to give it your best shot, for as the song goes, ‘O bhool ja average, chadh ja tu kitabo ke pahaad… Ratta Maar!!’

Watch out this space for more such songs till the D-Day and stay tuned for PaGaLGuY’s live CAT updates of the exam on December 4. Leave a comment with your favourite song of the day..