Independence Day is celebrated with great zeal and enthusiasm across India. It was on August 15, 1947 when our country gained freedom from British rule. The day marks the sacrifices of our brave leaders and freedom fighters who gave away their everything for the sake of their countrymen. People celebrate Independence Day in their own way. While kids and teen hoist the tricolour in their schools and participate in the parade, adults celebrate it a day ahead in their offices and colleges. However, any celebration is incomplete without songs. Hence, we bring to you a compilation of patriotic songs which will ignite patriotism and pride in you. Mark your 73rd Independence Day celebration with these latest patriotic songs given by Bollywood.
Ae Watan (Raazi, 2018)
Ae Watan celebrates the true spirit of patriotism — where one places one's motherland before anything, even oneself. Crooned by Arijit Singh and composed by Shankar Ehsaan Loy, the composition exudes the spirit of unconditional love for one's country. In the movie too, we see how Alia's character Sehmat goes out of her way, often risking her life, to serve her country.
Rang De Basanti (2006)
The title track of the 2006 movie Rang De Basanti is one of the peppiest patriotic songs. Composed by music maestro AR Rahman and sung by Daler Mehandi and KS Chitra, the songs became an instant hit among youngsters. Directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra features Aamir Khan, Siddharth Narayan, Kunal Kapoor, Soha Ali Khan, R Madhavan, Sharman Joshi and British actress Alice Patten.
Teri Mitti (Kesari, 2019)
Teri Mitti from Akshay Kumar's Kesari became a huge hit soon after its release. Crooned by B Praak and composed by Arko Pravo Mukherjee, the melodious track portrays the emotions of a soldier for his motherland. Kesari was based on Battle of Saragarhi 1897.
Main Lad Jaana (Uri: The Surgical Strike, 2019)
Uri: The Surgical Strike which gave Vicky Kaushal his first solo hero blockbuster and National Award was based on surgical strike carried out by Indian Armed forces in 2016. Main Lad Jaana is a heart-thumping Punjabi anthem composed by Shashwat Sachdev with lyrics penned by Kumaar. The song has been crooned by Romy, Vivek Hariharan and Sachdev. It is one of the let’s-show-’em songs.
Kandhon Se Milte Hain Kandhe (Lakshya, 2004)
Lakshya directed by Farhan Akhtar was a story of an aimless young man who finally finds his goal in serving the country through Army. Set on the backdrop of 1999 Kargil War, the movie featured Hrithik Roshan and Preity Zinta in lead roles. The song Kandhon Se Milte Hain Kandhe sing praises of our soldiers' valour.
Yeh Jo Des Hai Tera (Swades, 2004)
Crooned and composed by music maestro A. R. Rahman, this song from Ashutosh Gowariker's 2004 Swades is for all those living far from their homeland. Starring Shah Rukh Khan, Swades beautifully portrays the bond between a person and his/her country.