Indian cinema has never left any stones unturned to portray the unforgettable journey of freedom. The sense of unity, the belief of oneness, and patience our great freedom fighters held is every time portrayed with a new plot and with new growing talents of the industry. The real meaning of love for nation, sacrifice, and importance of motherland is depicted on a big screen with changing perceptions and opinions.
Every year we have untold stories of our country’s great accomplishments whether it is about our national game hockey or about great wars fought against the enemy. Indian cinema has portrayed it all and is also lauded by the audience.
So here is a small tribute to such films that kept audiences hooked with its intriguing plot also which brought untold stories of many such revolutions and people who believed in the country and did not give up at any cost to big screens.
Rang De Basanti
When a determined English filmmaker leaves her job in London to work on a docudrama based on some significant freedom fighters from revolutionaries, she meets 5 young college students miles away from this idea of “sacrificing lives for country love” and asks them to act in their film.
How can you miss the song Masti ki pathshala by A. R Rahman. I can watch the entire movie for that one song and of course would never miss chorusing loud “Loose control” which every one of us must have pronounced wrong in the past.
From being the anthem for patriotic films of our generation to bringing us solid drama, heartfelt plot, emotional segment and the Independence Day music Rang De Basanti is just great and a classic example of what young blood can do for their country despite the time we live in.
Dubbed as a modern Indian classic, this film is the result of excellence in production, epic story, and music that is larger than life. The story is set during British Raj in the early 1890s when farm tax or Lagaan was one of the unequal means of extracting farmers’ blood, sweat, and profits from the small villages of India.
The tale takes a turn for good when one such English officer, drunk in his power, challenges a village in Gujarat’s revolting inhabitants for a cricket game (which was unfamiliar to Indians during that period) as a bet to invalidate the tax.
Spoiler Alert: You already know who won but its a good movie to watch with family and enjoy each and every character from the film.
Madras Cafe starring John Abraham is one of Bollywood’s most underrated patriotic films on Netflix is also a political thriller pouring hard-hitting visuals and heart-clenching sound effects.
Shortly after Indian peacekeeping force was forced to withdraw, when an Indian Army officer is assigned to head covert operations in Jaffna, an unexpected sequence of events take place that we get to learn about as we move towards the end of the film. The screenplay is written critically, performed artfully and I won’t be surprised if this screenplay keeps you hooked throughout the movie.
The patriotic film from 2019 that has captured many ‘s hearts is Kesari, directed by Anurag Singh. The film portrays the events leading to the Battle of Saragarhi with Akshay Kumar in the lead role. Khiladi Akshay Kumar took on the part of Havaldar Ishar Singh, a member of the British Indian Army’s Sikh Regiment.
On a side note, many of us wanted this film to get Filmfare but what I feel is the movie has touched our hearts and when the audience that is ‘us’ has lauded and appreciated its performance the award is just a minor thing as “Awards don’t define you. Your actions define you.”
Uri: The Surgical Strike is based on the retaliatory surgical strike to the Uri attack in 2016, one of the most popular movies among masses. In the film, Vicky Kaushal plays the lead role of Indian Army Major Vihaan Singh Shergill.
After getting almost no recognition despite giving a beautiful movie like Masaan Vicky Kushal rose to fame with URI and in this movie too his performance (Josh) is High Sir.
I hope this piece of writing helped you to watch one of these movies or binge-watch all.
Happy Watching And Happy 74th Independence Day!
Stay Safe Stay United.