Here are top 11 Patriotic Movies to watch this Independence day
India is one of the biggest Movie producer in the world. We release thousands of movies per year of different languages, genres and likes to cater the need of Indian movie lovers.
Among this exuberance of cinema, we are bringing you a chosen list of top 15 Patriotic movies which should be a must watch on this Independence Day.
As Independence day is just around the corner, India will celebrate its 70th Independence Day on 15th August 2016.
There can be no better start of the list without the movie Shaheed. Starring Manoj Kumar, Shaheed was released in 1965. One of the legendary movie of Indian cinema, it is based on the events of Indian independence movement. Produced by Kewal Kashyap and directed by S Ram Sharma, the movie is an inspirational biography of Shaheed-A-Azam Bhagat Singh.
The impact of this movie was such that the whole of India was gripped in the euphoria of Patriotism. The movie and Manoj Kumar’s work got as many praises for the accurate depiction of the Legend. The iconic song ‘A watan, A watan…’ belongs to this song. Shaheed was awarded the ‘Best Feature Film’ in Hindi at 13th National Film awards.
This Indian Patriotic cinema movie starring Rajkumar and Nana Patekar was released in early 1993. The movie was an instant blockbuster upon its release. The fan-following for this superhit film is undaunted till date. The film captures the story of an honest cop and a Brigadier who fight against enemies of the country. Plaza cinema, located in Dadar Mumbai, witnessed a bomb blast where the movie was being shown during the Mumbai series bomb blasts of 1993.
Movie ‘Roja’ has a lot to boast of. The soul touching melodies of ‘Roja Janeman…’ and ‘Bharat hamko jaan se pyaara hai…’ are a part of this masterpiece. ‘Roja’ is a tamil movie directed by Mani Ratnam. The movie was a blockbuster in Tamil and was further translated to Hindi, Marathi, Malayalam and Telugu languages. This film is also the recipient of 3 national awards including Best Film on National Integration. The film also received international praise with its nomination for Best Film at the 18th Moscow International Film Festival.
Songs for this movie were composed by A.R. Rehman. Such was the popularity of the songs that the soundtrack is listed among the “10 Best Soundtracks of All time” by TIME magazine.
As name depicts, the movie ‘Bombay’ tells the story of a Hindu man and Muslim girl in the backdrop of the riots breaking in Mumbai. The film scenes were occurring around the controversy surrounding Babri Masjid in Ayodhya, which led to its demolition in 1992. Following the demolition, whole of India was gripped into a religious riot including the people of these two religions. One of the highest grossing film, the film received many acclaims. The movie soundtrack was composed by A.R. Rehman.
However, the film fell into many controversies upon release in India and abroad for its depiction of inter-religious relations and religious riots. Following the chaos, the film was banned in Malaysia and Singapore upon its release.
A Bollywood war drama film, it was based on the India-Pakistan war of 1971. The multi-starrer war epic became the highest grosser for the year 1997. The movie was a celluloid adoption of event which happened during the Battle of Longewala fought in Rajasthan. The film tells the story of a troop of 120 Indian soldiers headed by Major Kuldip Singh Chandpuri go up against the 2000 armed soldiers of Pakistan. They fought and defended our post against this humongous army. The movie was a critical and commercial success in India. Today, this is one of the iconic movies of Indian Patriotic cinema.
6. Gadar – Ek Prem katha
Do we need to mention anything about this movie!!. Sunny Deol’s portrayal of ‘Tara Singh’ in this masterpiece is unforgettable. The movie is set in the backdrop of Indian partition. It was a box office phenomenon and sold more tickets at theatres in India than any film in history apart from Sholay.
The film depicts the story of Tara Singh who shelters a wayward Sakina amongst the communal riots that erupt in the city. Love emerges between them, eventually they get married and have a son. Situation takes its turn and Sakina leaves alone for Pakistan to meet her father. Sakina’s refusal to forget her previous family and start a new life in Pakistan angers her father and she gets house-arrested. Then starts patriotic journey of Tara Singh to cross the border and win her love Sakina from the entire Pakistan. The story of this film is loosely based on the real life of Boota Singh.
7. The Legend of Bhagat Singh
This second movie based on the life events of Shaheed-E-Azam Bhagat Singh, is an Indian historical biographical film of 2002. Ajay Devgan has portrayed the role of Bhagat Singh. The film depicts the detailed events which led to the revolution for India’s independence, How young Bhagat Singh came to develop his views on British Raj and his further struggle for India’s independence. The film was a success and Ajay’s promising work was highly acclaimed in the country. Highly energetic song ‘Mera rang de Basanti chola…’ is from this film.
8. Rang de Basanti
Speaking of ‘Rang de Basanti’, this movie had gripped the nation in a young wave of Patriotism. The movie is more about fighting the internal enemies rather than cross-border terrorism. The movie is about a young British filmmaker who wants to make a film on Indian Independence fighters. The idea of the film comes to her mind when she reads the diary entries of her late grandfather who was an officer in British army. Upon her arriving in India, she meets the group of 5 young men and decides to take them in her film.
Personal events happening in the life of these young men turns the story towards a serious note. This new turn makes these youngsters to take an extreme steps which resembles with the freedom struggle India.
The movie was highest-grossing film on it’s opening day. It was well received for its songs and strong dialogues. The film was also nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at BAFTA awards. It has received a rating of 8.4 on IMDB.
‘Swades : We the People’ is a movie directed by Ashutosh Gowarikar. The movie storyline took an inspiration from Aravinda Pillalamarri and Ravi Kuchimanchi, the NRIs Indians who travelled to India and developed a pedal power generator to help village schools with electricity. Shahrukh khan, who portrayed the role of ‘Mohan Bhargava’, a scientist with NASA decides to come back to India to meet his caretaker ‘Kaveri Amma’ and spends some time in his village. During his visit, he gets familiar with the village problems and racism prevalent in the village. He decides to stay back and help these people and in turn becomes a true Indian at heart.
The movie received widespread critical acclaim and cult following among Indians and south Asian audiences around the globe. It is widely regarded as one of the Best film Bollywood has produced.
This movie was released in 1999, around the time when Kargil war was being fought and the tension between India and Pakistan were high. The film was about a young student whose brother gets killed by the terrorists. He decides to drop his studies and joins Indian Police Services to serve the nation and avenge his brother’s death. The film was critically praised by critics and movie-goers alike and it was declared a commercial success at Box office. The film was remade in Kannada as ‘Sathyameva Jayathe’.
Lakshya is the story of an aimless, jobless, irresponsible man who has no aim in his life. The aimless man, played by Hrithik Roshan, joins army, learns of his life goals, and develops into an war-hero army officer. The film is loosely based on the Kargil war which was fought in 1999.
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