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Independence Day: From ‘URI’ To ‘Lagaan’, Here Are 10 Patriotic Bollywood Films That You Have To Watch

Written By Radhika Sarkar | Mumbai | Published:

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  • Over the years, Bollywood has made an umpteen number of films that are sure to make us proud and instill a patriotic sentiment among audiences.
  • Below are a list of 10 Bollywood film that must be watched this Independence Day

Over the years, Bollywood has made an umpteen number of films that are sure to make us proud and instill a patriotic sentiment among audiences. And what's better than binge-watching nationalistic films on Independence Day? And, so we present to you, a list of 10 films that can be watched on the day. Read below: 

1. URI :

Vicky Kaushal's ‘Uri: The Surgical Strike’ is the second-highest grosser of the year, earning close to Rs 250-crore at the box office. The film starring Paresh Rawal, Mohit Raina, among others is based on the surgical strikes carried out by the Indian Army over terrorist camps in Pakistan in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks in Jammu and Kashmir’s Uri in 2016. While Yami Gautam essayed the role of an interrogation officer, the 'Raazi' star, played the role of an army officer in the Aditya Dhar directorial, which earned him humongous praises. From politicians to Bollywood stars, celebs across domain came forward to praise the patriotic zeal of the film. 

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2. Kesari:

The film is based on the Battle of Saragarhi that was fought between 21 soldiers of the Sikh Regiment of British Indian Army against 10,000 Afghans in 1897. 'Kesari' stars  Akshay Kumar and Parineeti Chopra in the lead roles, with Kumar portraying the role of Havildar Ishar Singh. Produced by Akshay's Cape of Good Hope Films and Karan Johar's Dharma Productions, 'Kesari' is helmed by Anurag Singh and hit the domestic box office theatres on March 21, 2019. 

3. Raazi:

The film released on May 2018 and was made on a budget of Rs 35 crores. However, the film went on to rake high numbers at the box office and made Rs 207 crores in total emerging as one of the highest-grossing films with a female protagonist 

4. Bhajrani Bhaijaan: 

It won the National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment at the 63rd National Film Awards and was nominated for four awards at the 61st Filmfare Awards, including Best Film and Best Actor, and won the Filmfare Award for Best Story. The film raked high numbers at the box office and Salman Khan gained special appreciation for his stint 

5. Chak De India :

The film has won a number of awards including the National Film Award for Best Popular Film. When the Indian Hockey Federation was reorganized on April 2008, former player Aslam Sher Khan said that he wanted to create a 'Chak De' effect in Indian hockey. The film was screened in New Delhi as a part of the week-long Independence Day Film Festival and was then jointly presented by the Indian Directorate of Film Festivals and Ministry of Defense, commemorating India's 70th Independence Day. 

6. Lakshya: 

Lakshya is a 2004 Indian romantic war-drama, directed by Farhan Akhtar and produced by Ritesh Sidhwani, starring Hrithik Roshan, Preity Zinta and Amitabh Bachchan in pivotal roles. Hrithik Roshan plays the role of Lieutenant Karan Shergill, who develops from an unambitious young man into an army officer. It is a coming-of-age story set against a fictionalised backdrop of the 1999 Kargil War.

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7. Mangal Pandey: The Rising

The Aamir Khan film failed to rake high numbers at the box office but was able to instill patriotism among the masses. 'Mangal Pandey: The Rising' revolves around the 1857 mutiny and his fight against the British rule. 

8. Mother India 

Mother India is a 1957 Indian epic drama film, directed by Mehboob Khan and starred Nargis, Sunil Dutt, Rajendra Kumar, and Raaj Kumar in pivotal roles. A remake of Khan's earlier film Aurat, it is the story of a poverty-stricken village woman named Radha (Nargis), who in the absence of her husband, struggles to raise her sons and survive against a cunning money-lender. 

9. Gandhi 

The film is based on the life of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, and covers Gandhi's defining moment in 1983 as he is thrown off a South African train for being in the whites-only compartment and concludes with his assassination and funeral in 1948. 

10. Lagaan 

'Lagaan' set in the Victorian period of India's colonial British Raj revolves around a small village, whose inhabitants are burdened by high taxes and find themselves in an extraordinary situation as an arrogant officer challenges them to a game of cricket as a wager to avoid taxes. 

 

 

 

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