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Happy Independence Day: Bollywood films that evoke patriotism and make you proud as a cinema lover

India is celebrating its 71st Independence Day today.

Written by: India TV Entertainment Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: August 15, 2017 7:24 IST ]
Independence Day 2017
Aamir Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Independence Day- India TV

Bollywood has many times delivered some wonderful movies based on ‘patriotic’ theme. In fact, there was a time when many such films were made by filmmakers that left movie buffs teary –eyed in theatres. From Border to Rang De Basanti, Hindi cinema has beautifully showed some magnificent stories of freedom fighters and their struggle to make India an independent nation. On the occasion of Independence Day, here is the list of some must watch patriotic films that will reignite the feeling of patriotism in you.


India Tv - KrantiKranti

The movie featured Manoj Kumar, Dilip Kumar, Shatrughan Sinha, Parveen Babi, Shashi Kapoor and Hema Malini. The fictional story was set against the pre-independence era and is considered as one of the biggest blockbusters based on patriotism.


India Tv - BorderBorder

The movie is based on the war between India and Pakistan left people teary-eyed in the cinema halls. It beautifully showcases the hardships that a soldier’s family goes through, when he goes on a war to protect the country. One of the songs of the film, ‘Sandese Aate Hain’ still gives goosebumps.

Rang De Basanti

India Tv - Rang De BasantiRang De Basanti

The film directed by Rakeysh Om Prakash Mehra became one of the blockbusters. With talented actors like Aamir Khan, R. Madhavan and Soha Ali Khan, the film featured the some rebellious youths, who happily gave their lives to teach an important lesson to the society. The background music given by AR Rahman gave an unforgettable experiemce to the people in theatres. 

Mangal Pandey

India Tv - Mangal PandeyMangal Pandey

The movie was based on freedom fighter Mangal Pandey. Aamir Khan got into the skin of the character and delivered a powerful performance.


India Tv - SwadesSwades

The Ashutosh Gowariker’s directorial venture narrated the story of a man played by Shah Rukh Khan, who leaves his job as a NASA scientist and come back to his country to bring the change. The film addressed electricity problem, caste problem and many more issues prevailing in society. The entire cast of the film was commendable.


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