Celebrate Indian Independence Day with 10 Movies Full of Patriotism
As the world celebrates Indian Independence Day on its 75th anniversary, here are 10 of the best movies to fill yourself with patriotism.
There is an argument that no other country in human history has fought more for independence from the British Empire than India.
This week the world celebrates India’s 75thth th anniversary of independence and understandably there are countless people who want to get a true sense of patriotism through the wonderful world of movies.
From classic films to epic sagas, here are our top 10 favorite films that will surely give you that sense of patriotism as we celebrate Indian Independence Day.
Arguably the best portrayal of India’s victorious struggle for independence, 1982’s Gandhi is one of the most emotional and heartfelt films you can see while celebrating the nation’s 75th birthdayth year anniversary.
Gandi (1982) starring Ben Kingsley and directed by Richard Attenborough has a rating of 8.1/10 respectively IMDB and 92% on Rotten tomatoes; The film is available from Amazon Prime Video, apple tv, youtube, google play and Netflix (limited areas).
India has been embroiled in various violent wars both before and since independence, but apart from the world wars, arguably none has been more brutal than the 1999 Kargil War. One of the best military films from India, Shershaah tells the incredible story of Captain Vikram “Vicky ‘ Batra, who was martyred during the conflict, and will surely stir those patriotic feelings.
Shershaah (2021) starring Sidharth Malhotra and directed by Vishnuvardhan has a rating of 8.4/10 IMDB and is available for streaming Amazon Prime Video.
Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001)
Produced on a budget of Rs 25 crore, Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India was the most expensive Indian film ever produced when it hit theaters worldwide in 2001.
Tell the incredible story of a group of villagers who are challenged to a game of cricket by the British Army after taxing them with shocking rates – not only must they learn about cricket, but they must also claim victory over an arrogant officer .
The movie stars Aamir Khan and an outstanding cast, Lagaan boasts a score of 8.1/10 IMDB and 95% on Rotten Tomatoes, available to stream Netflix (limited areas).
RRR is by far HITC’s favorite film on this list and certainly in our top 10 films of 2022. It’s a masterpiece of epic proportions that will have you laughing, crying, dancing, screaming and patriotic almost every 30 minutes during those three years will bring singing. hour-long saga.
NT’s Rama Rao Jr. and Lead’s Ram Charan give the performance of their lives in this instant classic, which also scores an excellent 8/10 IMDB and 94% on Rotten tomatoes – Available for streaming Netflix in several languages.
The Legend of Bhagat Singh (2002)
Although The Legend of Bhagat Singh was a box office flop in 2002, it is widely regarded as a classic film about Indian independence. The film follows the life and death of Bhagat Singh, a freedom fighter who rose to superhero status for his people fighting for the Indian Revolution.
Starring Ajay Devgan, Sushant Singh and Akhilendra Mishra, the film has a score of 8.1/10 IMDB and 85% on Rotten tomatoes. The Legend of Bhagat Singh can be streamed via Netflix, youtube, apple tv and google play.
House of the Viceroy (2017)
A rather surprising entry on this list for many fans, Viceroy’s House may not have the same sense of patriotism as the other films – but its status in depicting one of the most important moments in Indian history cannot be underestimated.
Starring Hugh Bonneville, Gillan Anderson, Manish Dayal, Huma Qureshi and Michael Gambon, this film has an overwhelming score of 6.7/10 IMDB and 72% respectively Rotten tomatoes. Surely these reviews shouldn’t put you off this emotional film, which is available to stream via Amazon Prime Video and Netflix (limited areas).
Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy (2019)
India’s fascinating history is incredibly long and there are many stories before 1900 that deserve a believable and entertaining account. Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy tells the story of Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy, who led an armed uprising of more than 5,000 Indian peasants against the East India Company in 1847.
Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy is a classic historical action film starring Chiranjeevi, Nayanthara, Tamannaah and Sudeep. Score a 7.3/10 on IMDBthis film is a must-see for anyone who wants to celebrate India’s Independence Day with a more historical story, available on Amazon Prime Video.
Mangal Pandey: The Uprising (2005)
Another classic film about Indian independence, this film tells the story of Mangal Pandey, the soldier widely credited with instigating the first rebellion against the British in 1857.
Starring Aamir Khan, his hit comeback role Mangal Pandey: The Rising is rated 6.5/10 IMDBbut 85% on Rotten tomatoes. The film can be streamed via Amazon Prime Video and apple tv.
Though India gained independence long before the events depicted in Major, the film certainly conveys that patriotic spirit and never-dying attitude that drove the nation to self-government.
The film tells the story of Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan, an officer in the Indian Army who was tragically killed during the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks: his actions eventually led him to be posthumously awarded the Ashoka Chakra, the highest peacetime award for bravery.
Major has a score of 8.3/10 respectively IMDB and 86% on Rotten tomatoesthe film can be streamed in multiple languages via Netflix.
Sardar Udham (2021)
Our final entry on this list of Indian Independence Day films is another modern classic. This film tells the story of Udham Singh, a freedom fighter who became notorious for his revolutionary ideals after he assassinated the former Lieutenant Governor of Punjab following the Jallianwala Bagh massacre.
Starring Vicky Kaushal and directed by Shoojit Sircar, the film has ratings of 8.4/10 respectively IMDB and 94% on Rotten tomatoes – Available to stream via Amazon Prime Video.
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