Independence Day is the day of celebrating the freedom of our country. For decades now, movies or cinema has been one of the powerful and greatest mediums for creating awareness and channelizing your inner patriotism. This day is filled with pride and nationalism as we honor the martyrs and freedom fighters who fought for the freedom of our nation.
A well-made movie has the power to change the world and it can also have a great impact on the mindset of the audience than any other source of media.
Here’s a list of five great movies that provoked the feeling of “Deshbhakti” for our country, and made us feel proud.
The border is the landmark movie of Indian Cinema, which portrays the war drama and it is an adaption of real-life events that happened during the Battle of Longewala in 1971. The movie is beautifully written and directed by J.P. Dutta. The plot of the movie showcases the bond between the several young soldiers after a harrowing near-death experience and attempt to pull through by swapping stories of life, love, and family.
- Rang De Basanti
Rang De Basanti is an idealistic movie directed by Rakesh Omprakash Mehra which signifies the story of six young Indians who assist an English Woman to film a documentary on the freedom fighters from their past, also this is a fancier version of telling the story of Bhagat Singh. The film’s narrative is rooted in current day Delhi University and explored parallels between how things would change if today’s youth were as driven as those in pre-independent India.
Ashutosh Gowariker’s phenomenal movie Lagaan which established him in the big league. This wonderful movie tries to show the journey of a few Indian farmers taking on officers of the British Army in a cricket match to save their crops and farms. The story starts, when a small village in North India faces drought conditions and the Britishers announces that they will double the Lagaan (tax) from the villagers. Villagers decide to oppose it, later they resolve it together by accepting the cricket challenge against the Britishers.
Raazi by Meghna Gulzar revolves around the life of an Indian girl Sehmat who goes on to become a spy for the love of her country. Alia Bhatt plays the role of Sehamt who is married to Pakistani officers as part of her mission. This spy thriller is based on a true story of Harinder Sikka’s 2008 novel titled “Calling Sehmat”. The songs of the movies are filled with emotions and evoke the feeling of nationalism.
- URI: The Surgical Strike
The film is directed by debutant Aditya Dhar, which narrates the surgical strike conducted in 2016 by the Indian Army against militant launch pads in Pakistan occupied Kashmir. Vicky Kaushal in lead plays the role of an invincible Para Commando. This is a true event-based movie made with deliberate and dramatic attempts to evoke the feeling of patriotism.
So, this Independence Day enjoys these movies with your family and friends and wish you all a very happy Independence Day. Jai Hind!