The 70th Republic day is here and Indians across the globe are gearing up to celebrate it. Our heart fills with immense pride as we witness our tiranga unfurling. And since no celebration is complete without a Bollywood twist, there are songs that beautifully capture the spirit of patriotism. From Arjit Singh’s Ae Watan to Manikarnika’s Bharat, the tracks are capable of leaving you teary-eyed. These songs definitely deserve a place in your playlist on this special day. Here is our list of top ten patriotic songs, have a look:
1. Ae Watan (Raazi):
This song was beautifully sung by Arijit Singh for the film Raazi, which starred Alia Bhatt in a pivotal role. Raazi revolves around the story of an Indian spy who gets married to a Pakistani officer in order to transfer secret information.
2. Bharat (Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi):
This song is all about patriotism and dedication to one’s country. The song features Manikarnika (Kangana Ranaut) from when she was a child to how she grows up to be a brave woman. The lyrics of the song have been written by Prasoon Joshi and the music has been composed by the musical trio Shankar Ehsaan Loy.
3. Chak De India:
This song was crooned by Sukhwinder Singh and composed by Salim - Suleiman. In the film, Shah Rukh Khan portrayed the role of a coach for the Indian Women’s Hockey team.
4. Maa Tujhe Salaam:
Crooned by music legend AR Rahman, this evergreen track is still capable of giving goosebumps.
5. Ae Mere Watan Ke Logo:
It was first sung by Lata Mangeshkar on the occasion of the Republic Day in front of the first Prime Minister of India, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. This song completely captures the patriotic mood of every Indian.
6. Sandese Aate Hai (Border):
This song was sung by Sonu Nigam and beautifully portrayed emotions that a soldier goes through while protecting the country. This song from the film Border can make you emotional in no time.