This 26 January, Cater To Your Country Love With This Movie Treat
From Manoj Kumar’s Kranti to Amir Khan’s “Rand De Basanti”, Indian patriotic movies have never failed to amuse the viewers. On the occasion of 67th Republic Day, we have come up with 20 films that make us recall the fearless patriots who sacrificed their lives with a blink of an eye.
Phir Subah Hogi (1958)
The movie does not hover over the fight with Englishmen but the after independence evils fluttering over free India making the circumstances even harder. The movie is embedded with some very hit lyrics and music.
The famous “Mere Desh Ki Dharti” song has accompanied the film making it a very memorable for “Jai Jawaan Jai Kisaan” slogan. The movie’s motive was to project a film on this very famous slogan. As the country is the land of farmers and soldiers, this movie can moisten the eyes even if watched today.
Roti Kapda Aur Makaan (1974)
The big hit brought in the flair of multi-starred movies. Not about some freedom fight but the movie is more about the basic necessities of a common man which includes food, clothes and shelter.
90s kids can totally relate to this heart-touching tale based on martyrs who fought in Longewala battle in the year 1971 during India-Pakistan war. The movie was marked as one of the biggest hit of 1997 and have trail of some mellifluous songs which are hard to forget.
Gadar – Ek Prem katha (2001)
Then comes, Gadar, the jingoistic movie that worked more than expected. The partition time and souring Indo-Pak relation manifestation were nowhere exaggerated and aside from the truth. The movie remained in the hearts for almost a decade leaving a weary of unfortunate partition between two brotherly nations.
Both “Gadar” and “Lagaan” shared the release dates but then too collected equal amount of hosannas from viewers. A rustic village dweller welcomes the English game in the country accepting the impossible challenge from the game experts. The movie was a patriotic imagination which carried a different aura than all other movies.
Though the movie could not hit the astounding box office numbers, it fostered the youth to foresee a career in Armed forces.
Rang De Basanti (2006)
The patriotic philosophy story still gives goose-bumps to the viewers. Yes, there is a third kind of country-love also, in which patriots die with a smile on their face. Bhagat Singh, Rajguru, Chandrashekhar Azad, Ashfaqulla Khan and ram Prasad Bismil were one of that kind.
The movie shows a person’s diligence to save its country people in a foreign land. Despite of holding a powerful position in a foreign land, the person takes complete responsibility of showing homeland to Indians stuck in Kuwait because of Iraq’s attack.