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Rang De Basanti to Uri: 5 films that you can watch this Independence Day

Rang De Basanti to Uri: 5 films that you can watch this Independence Day

India is all set to celebrate 73 years of freedom from British rule on 15 August, 2019. This day is celebrated throughout the country with parades, flag raising ceremonies and singing of the National Anthem. Hindi cinema is also not far behind when it comes to directing patriotic movies. Patriotism has been an underlying cinematic theme for years. From the National Award-winning Uri: The Surgical Strike to the popular Rang De Basanti, Indian cinema often rides high on nationalism and has beautifully captured the essence of Independence with brilliant storyline and characters. Here’s a list of movies you can watch this Independence Day: (Image: Instagram)

 

Rang De Basanti to Uri: 5 films that you can watch this Independence Day

Mother India (1957): Directed by Mehboob Khan, Mother India is still considered as India’s best patriotic film to date. The plot of the film revolves around a poverty-stricken village woman named Radha, played by Nargis Dutt, who struggles to raise her sons against all odds. For the uninitiated, this is the first Indian film to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1958. (Image: Twitter)

 

Rang De Basanti to Uri: 5 films that you can watch this Independence Day

Border (1997): Directed by JP Dutta, the film is based on the Battle of Longewala during the Indo-Pak war of 1971. With an ensemble cast which included Sunny Deol, Jackie Shroff, Sunil Shetty, Akshaye Khanna, Pooja Bhatt, Tabu, Rakhi and several others, the film beautifully portrayed the sacrifice of the Indian soldiers and what their families go through. (Image: Twitter)

 

Rang De Basanti to Uri: 5 films that you can watch this Independence Day

The legend of Bhagat Singh (2002): Ajay Devgn essayed the titular role of Bhagat Singh in Rajkumar Santoshi's 2002 film The Legend of Bhagat Singh. His performance received praises from all quarters. As the title suggests, the film is based on the life of socialist revolutionary Bhagat Singh, who fought for Indian independence against the British Empire. (Image: YouTube) 

 

Rang De Basanti to Uri: 5 films that you can watch this Independence Day

Rang De Basanti (2006): Directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, the film featured Aamir Khan, R Madhavan, Soha Ali Khan, Sharman Joshi, Siddharth Narayan and British actress Alice Patten in pivotal roles wo fight against government in order to seek justice. The film managed to define neo patriotism for an entire generation. (Image: Twitter)

 

Rang De Basanti to Uri: 5 films that you can watch this Independence Day

 

Uri: The Surgical Strike (2019): Aditya Dhar’s directorial debut Uri: The Surgical Strike created a wave when it released earlier this year. The film was a blockbuster at the box-office and its dialogue "How's the josh? High Sir!" found mentions in the most unimaginable places and speeches. The film starred Vicky Kaushal, Yami Gautam and Mohit Raina in key roles. (Image: Instagram)