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indian films to watch on independence day

On this Independence Day, watch these patriotic films.

The Bollywood film industry has produced a number of patriotic films. We provide you with a recommendation list of films for the holiday.

  • Shaheed

The 1965 film Shaheed, Shaheed was based on the life of Bhagat Singh. It told the story of Bhagat Singh Azad, a liberation warrior. At the 13th National Film Awards, the movie won for Best Feature Film in Hindi.

  • Border 

Unquestionably, the best war movie ever produced in Bollywood is Border. The 1971 Indo-Pak War battle at Longewala, which took place in Rajasthan, is shown in the film as real-life events.

  • Gandhi

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi’s life was chronicled in Ben Kingsley’s “Gandhi.” The film also discussed his trip from South Africa to India and his part in securing India’s independence.

  • Lakshya

Farhan Akhtar’s war drama Lakshya has Hrithik Roshan, Preity Zinta, and Amitabh Bachchan in the key roles. Lieutenant Karan Shergill, who is portrayed by Hrithik, leads his unit to victory over the Pakistani soldiers.

  • Chittagong

This movie is based on the little-known story of a group of brave students and young women who rebelled against the British Empire in 1930s British Colonial India (now Bangladesh), led by a teacher named Masterda Surya Sen (Manoj Bajpai). The story of Chittagong centres on the life of Jhunku, a 14-year-old kid played by Delzad Hiwale.

  • Legend of Bhagat Singh

The movie showcases Bhagat Singh’s love of his motherland. Ajay Devgn’s portrayal of Bhagat Singh and some of his pals decide to lead a revolution to rid their nation of the British. This is the best film about Bhagat Singh’s life out of the many that have been made.

  • Rang De Basanti

Aamir Khan, Siddharth Narayan, Soha Ali Khan, Kunal Kapoor, Madhavan, Sharman Joshi, Atul Kulkarni, and Alice Patten play the principal characters in this Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra-directed film. The story revolves around a British documentarian who is adamant about making a movie about Indian freedom fighters. She solicits the acting services of five young men for her movie. The documentary illustrates the similarities between the actors and the freedom fighters they were portraying when they were on set and as a result of real-life occurrences.

  • Mangal Pandey

The life and times of Mangal Pandey, a soldier best remembered for his participation in the Indian Mutiny of 1857, are the subject of the movie Mangal Pandey: The Rising.

  • LOC Kargil

LOC Kargil tells the tale of Indian soldiers who fought in Kargil and how their families remembered them. The 1999 Kargil War (Operation Vijay) is attempted to be dramatised in the movie.

  • Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey

Abhishek Bachchan and Deepika Padukone feature in Ashutosh Gowariker’s historical drama Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey. It is based on Manini Chatterjee’s book “Do And Die,” which is based on the 1930 Chittagong Uprising. The movie centres on a teacher named Surjya Sen, also known by his alias Masterda, who is a well-known revolutionary leader of the Indian Republican Army Chittagong and has a natural affinity for Swaraj and Independence.

  • Roja

The movie discussed how people all over the world are becoming more afraid of terrorist attacks. Because of how well-liked it was, Kashmiri militants were able to obtain a Tamil version of the film. In a trilogy of films, directed by Ratnam, human interactions are portrayed against a backdrop of Indian politics.

  • Sardar

One of India’s greatest liberation fighters, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, was the subject of the 1993 film Sardar. After hearing Gandhi lecture, Vallabhbhai decided to join the cause.

  • Lagaan

A group of peasants challenge the British to a game of cricket in Lagaan (2001), a work of fiction set in 1893 during the British Raj, in order to prevent their hamlet from being taxed.

  • Swades

NASA scientist returns to India in Swades (2004) to rekindle his origins and support the growth of his community.

  • Sardar Udham

A biography about Sardar Udham Singh, a freedom warrior who murdered Michael O’Dwyer, the British governor of Punjab, in retaliation for the Jallianwala Bagh massacre, is titled Sardar Udham (2021).

  • Uri

The Surgical Strike in Uri (2019): The movie follows a group of Indian commandos as they organise and carry out the operations. It is based on the surgical strikes that the Indian Army actually carried out in real life in 2016.

  • Bhuj

The Pride of India, Bhuj (2021): The film follows the residents of Bhuj as they band together to construct an airfield in the face of enemy bombardment during the 1971 Indo-Pakistan War.

  • Manikarnika

A 2019 biopic on Rani Lakshmibai, the queen of Jhansi, who battled the British during the Indian Rebellion of 1857, is titled Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi.

  • Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose: The Forgotten Hero (2004)

The film, which was written and directed by the eminent Shyam Benegal, sheds light on the life of the freedom fighter who worked behind the scenes to secure India’s independence by establishing diplomatic ties with Germany and Japan and organising an army to fight the British. Sachin Khedekar portrayed Netaji in the film.