As India celebrates its 73rd Independence Day on 15th August 2019, Bollywood which has always walked with the nation in its struggles and triumphs, is coming up with Mission Mangal – ( a brief of the movie), Batla house ( a brief of the movie) before, after or in between you catch Mission Mangal and Batla house, this movies will keep the passion of India running high in your blood.
Movies have been one of the primary sources of entertainment but more than that we find that it has also been a source of information too. Movie covers a variety of topics and genre. The best part about a movie is that it is the only source of a medium that has a universal audience. From a child to a senior citizen, the movie caters to all categories and age group.
Now there is one genre which we have a true potential to capture the audience and that too without many efforts. It is the genre of "Patriotism." A patriotic movie gives us goosebumps as the movie relates to one's country. A country is nothing less than a motherland and a person will truly associate themselves with their motherland. Hence we can say that patriotic film acts as a vehicle to create a sense of pride and belongingness to one's own country.
On this day lets take a look at some movies you can binge-watch:
Phir Subah Hogi (1958 / Director: Ramesh Saigal)
Though the film spoke against Nehruvian politics, it was the first to showcase the evils of free India. The presence of top star Raj Kapoor and some hit songs penned by Sahir Ludhianvi, like the satirical “Chin-O-Arab Hamara,” helped the film score high.
Haqeeqat (1964 / Director: Chetan Anand)
In 1962, free India faced her first war (with China) and Chetan Anand made this momentous but fairly dark and realistic saga honoring our soldiers and martyrs. Despite a top cast and cult songs like “Ab Tumhare Hawale Watan Saathiyon,” the film did not become a b-o. bonanza but remains the best war film we have ever made.
Shaheed (1965 / Director: Kewal P. Kashyap)
Writer-actor Manoj Kumar ghost-directed this masterpiece on Bhagat Singh’s life. A sensitive saga with cult songs, it won the President’s Medal (as the National award was known then), and Bhagat Singh’s mother was moved, and she blessed the filmmaker-star.
Prahaar (1991 / Director: Nana Patekar)
The fiery actor made a debut as writer-director to boldly spotlight the country’s internal enemy — the evil, anti-social and subversive entities that hold back the nation from reaching great heights. The raw, realistic treatment made the offbeat film make just a small profit despite its virtues.
Border (1997 /Director: J.P. Dutta)
Dutta made a remarkable film that was a dramatized version of the real Longewala battle in the 1971 Indo-Pak war. Huge in it's mounting and scale, it became the biggest hit of 1997.
Sarfarosh (1999 / Director: John Matthew Matthan)
The film went a step beyond “Prahaar” and spoke of how the nexus of rotten elements within India and enemies across the border weakened and endangered us. A hard-hitting film, the movie began Aamir Khan’s journey towards excellence in outré commercial cinema.
Gadar – Ek Prem Katha (2001 / Director: Anil Sharma)
The comic book-like jingoistic thriller worked because it also had an authentic look at Partition, a serious survey of the Indo-Pak relationship and did not trivialize the theme of truth. Honest and as searing as it was endearing and entertaining, the mega-hit remains the most-watched film of the decade 2000-2009.
Lagaan (2001 / Director: Ashutosh Gowariker)
If “Gadar” got the numbers, and “Lagaan” (which released the same day) got the hosannas. Aamir Khan played a humble villager who takes on British pride and beats them in a cricket match in the 19th century to prevent them from implementing a killing tax on the villagers. This was period-patriotic fiction.
Lakshya (2004 / Director: Farhan Akhtar)
Though a flop and a snail-paced drama, the film had one super-vital message that needed to be unconditionally lauded: it motivated Indian youth to think of a career in the Armed Forces. The message was lost as the dreary narration undid the big-cast film.
Swades (2004 / Director: Ashutosh Gowariker)
Swades had a vital message for highly-qualified Indians abroad to heed the call of their motherland and give it priority over money and success overseas. The poor script made the movie bite the box-office dust even as it garnered critical accolades for its message.
Chak De! India (2007 / Director: Shimit Amin)
This is the film that through its traumatized protagonist, a disgraced Muslim hockey coach, showed where India’s true stumbling-block lay — that we think of the province and everything else first but as Indians last. And the coach finds his own redemption and vindicates his honor by correcting his team’s mindset.
Uri: The Surgical Strike (2018/ Director: Aditya Dhar)
The movie is one of the best movies which has evoked patriotism in each and every Indian. The movie based on the Uri attacks has been instrumental in bringing a real-life incident that took place just a few years ago onscreen and portraying the aftermath of a war.
Box-Office Status: Super-Hit
A Wednesday! (2008/ Director: Neeraj Pandey)
The common man is the most troubled by terrorism today, and this stunning drama showed how he could himself take some action against his nation’s enemies rather than only relying on the law and the soldiers to help him or prevent danger.