As India celebrates its 72nd Independence Day, here are a few movies to watch on this day!
1. The legend of Bhagat Singh:
One of the best movies of Ajay Devgn. This movie talks about the nerve-wracking tale of their 63-day fast unto death to improve the conditions of Indian freedom-fighter prisoners and their immense sacrifice for the nation. The actor won national award for bringing the 23-year-old Bhagat Singh, into life.
When we talk about patriotic movies, one cannot miss Lagaan. The Ashutosh Gowariker film is listed in Time magazine’s ‘The All-TIME 25 Best Sports Movies’. The film, which is set in the British Raj, talks about how a handful of villagers who learn cricket and face the Britishers on the field with the promise of getting rid of high taxes (Lagaan). Their tale of learning the English game is one of its kind stories told in Indian cinema.
3. Mangal Pandey
Aamir Khan and cult movies make a perfect match, isn’t it?
Ketan Mehta’s Mangal Pandey takes you right to the centre of the 1857 sepoy mutiny – the first organised rebellion against the British forces. The fight between Mangal Pandey and the East India Company and the contention of sepoys with Enfield Rifle form the plot.
You will witness the story of Mangal Pandey, who single-handedly fought for India’s independence which became possible only after 100 years of his death.
4. Rang de Basanti
Aamir Khan once again came up with a soul-stirring movie. Moving to and fro between two time zones, capturing pre- and post-independence India, director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra brilliantly teaches us to value freedom and what true patriotism means.
Ben Kingsley’s Gandhi portraits the life of Mahatma Gandhi — from his days living in South Africa to his call for freedom in India. The movie beautifully captures key moments of Gandhi’s 30-year-long struggle beginning in 1915.
Watch this to know more about the freedom struggle of India.
6. Sardar (1993):
The film portrays the life of Vallabhai Patel, independent India’s first deputy Prime Minister, and his struggle as a freedom fighter. The Ketan Mehta directorial starring Paresh Rawal, Yom Alter & Riju Bajaj beautifully talks about the life of the ‘Iron Man of India’.
Embrace this freedom by watching these most realistic movies. Happy Independence Day!