It’s that time of the year again when we remember that at the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom.
As India celebrates its 72nd Independence Day, we have got you covered on which movies you should watch that would make you feel proud to be an Indian.
- URI – This movie which presented the cinematic version of the 2016 surgical strike done by the Indian army. The film is riding high on power-packed performance from National Award-winning actor Vicky Kaushal and some top-notch direction from debutant Aditya Dhar. A must watch on this Independence Day.
- The Ghazi Attack – India’s first underwater film which recreated the war between INS Vikrant and Pakistani submarine Ghazi in the 1971 war. The film has some fine performance from KK and Rana Daggubatti along with the nerve-wracking moments of victory against all odds.
- Raazi – If it wasn’t directed by a different director, then Raazi, by all means, could have been a prequel to The Ghazi Attack. Based on the book ‘Calling Sehmat’, the film traces the journey of Sehmat, played by Alia Bhatt, who goes undercover to unearth the plot for the Ghazi attack.
- The Legend of Bhagat Singh – Rajkumar Santoshi perfectly captured the passion and struggle of young freedom fighters led by Bhagat Singh. Idolizing Chandra Shekhar Azad, Bhagat Singh and his friends created a ruckus in British India before attaining martyrdom at the age of 23. Ajay Devgan plays the titular role of Bhagat Singh in this movie about India’s freedom struggle.
- Rang De Basanti – If Bhagat Singh & friends would have existed in the millennial generation they would have been someone like Daljeet and his friends. Rakeysh Om Prakash Mehra mixed history with modern problems and presented a masterpiece. Aamir Khan, Siddharth, Sharman Joshi, Atul Kulkarni, Kunal Kapoor emerged as the heroes for the new India.
- Border – No list about patriotic movies can be complete with the mention of Border. Recreation of Longehwalla battle of 1971 war. Sunny Deol and Suneil Shetty annihilated the enemy with their dhai kilo ka hath in this high on emotions movie. Even after 22 years of its release ‘sandese aate hain’ still resonates with every soldier and his family.
- Lagaan – Mix cricket with the struggle for freedom, you have a masterpiece in your hand called Lagaan. A fictionalized version of how a group of villagers in central India led by Aamir Khan defeated the British in the game of cricket and got a waiver of taxes.
- Roja – A Mani Ratnam masterpiece set in the backdrop of Kashmir, Roja is a story of a simple girl and struggle to find her husband in the heights of terrorism in Kashmir. Madhoo, Pankaj Kapoor, Aravind Swamy, and Nasser have their best performance to bring the movie to life.
- Manikarnika – We end the list with Manikarnika, story based on the life and freedom struggle led by Jhansi of Rani in 1857. Laxmi Bai led India’s first freedom struggle in 1858 and Kangana Ranaut brilliantly lived the role of Laxmi Bai. Must watch on Independence Day.
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