First of all Happy Independence day to everyone. As Independence day is here, people tend to be high on patriotic sentiments. So, there is a long list of patriotic films that one can watch.
From war to coming of age cinema, Bollywood never fails to connect with people and make us rethink ourself as a citizen of the country.
so here’s the list of some of the must-watch movies this Independence day :
1. BORDER (1997)
Border is a 1997 film, directed by J.P. Dutta and it shows the 1971 Indo-pakistani war and is based on the battle of longewala, which was fought in Rajasthan. The scenes in movie will leave you tremendously proud of the men at the border.
2. MANIKARNIKA : THE QUEEN OF JHANSI (2019)
Manikarnika : the queen of Jhansi as the name suggests is the autobiography of Rani Laxmi Bai, who fought against the East India Company. The movie is directed by Kangana Ranaut and Raja Krishna Jagarlamudi. The movie is a must watch.
3. LAGAAN (2001)
The movie is beautifully directed by Ashutosh Gowariker. This is a story of a group of villagers, who had never heard of cricket, deciding to play cricket to escape the heavy tax imposed on them by the Britishers.
4. SWADES (2004)
This movie is a must watch as it is based on the concept of reverse brain drain. The movie is directed by Ashutosh Gowariker and Shah Rukh Khan plays the role of an Indian scientist woking for NASA, who explore his village and near by area and decides to stay back in India.
5. RANG DE BASANTI (2005)
The film is directed by Rakesh Omprakash Mehra, and it showcase the patriotism in modern India. It is a story about a group of college students who gets selected by British filmmaker to play the role of Bhagat Singh and other freedom fighters in a short movie.
6. AIRLIFT (2016)
The movie Airlift is about the about the rights and duties we have to our country. This is a rescue drama based on life of ‘Mathunny Mathews’ who rescued indians from war betwwen Iraq and Kuwait in 1990.
7. RAAZI (2018)
Raazi is the story of an Indian spy in Pakistan. The movie is based on a book, Calling Sehmat, which is the true story of a female indian spy during the 1971 war. In the movie the young girl make sacrifices to save her country by marrying to the enemy and then falling in love with him. The movie is directed by Meghna Gulzar.
8. Uri : The Surgical Strike
Uri : The surgical strike starring Vicky Kaushal is a movie based true event of surgical strike done by India on Pakistan. This movie is a tribute to our Indian army and will definitely give you goosebumps, it is a must must watch!