This Independence Day, get immersed in patriotism with these 5 movies that will make you proud of being an Indian.

Rang De Basanti

This film does a great job of weaving India’s freedom struggle with the present scenario of the apathetic youth of today. The story revolves around a British film maker enrolling five young boys to act in her movie on India’s  freedom struggle. With time the young boys are awaken to the country’s corruption as their friend loses his life in a fighter airplane crash. They revolt against the present political system and inspire a generation to take charge of the country’s state. You will have an emotional and stirring experience watching this film.

Border   

Director J P Dutta made moviegoers weep with this saga of India-Pakistan war of 1971. It depicted the gruel reality of our Indian soldiers during war time and the sacrifice they make to keep our country and the citizens safe. The story also captured the implications of war and death on the families and loved ones of the brave jawans.

1942 A Love Story

The film depicts the love story between a freedom fighter’s daughter and a British loyalist’s son in the pre-independence era. Starring Anil Kapoor and Manisha Koirala in lead roles, the film was a mega hit and is one of the best movies to watch for a patriotic vibe.

The Legend of Bhagat Singh

Of all the movies made on Bhagat Singh, perhaps the one starring Ajay Devgn really tugs at your heartstrings. It chronicles the freedom fighters 63-days fast unto death to improve the conditions of freedom-fighter prisoners. Bhagat Singh was hanged by the British at the young age of 23 and his story of sacrifice and perseverance is portrayed brilliantly by the actor and will give you goosebumps.

Lagaan

Aamir Khan’s home production, this film shattered records everywhere and was selected for Best Foreign Language Film at the Oscars. It tells the story of a small village, during British times, who learn to play the gentlemen’s game of Cricket to forego paying excessive tax. Lead by Aamir Khan’s character, a team is assembled who beat the Britishers in their own game and the thrill and excitement experienced over the win transcends beyond the film.

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