Independence Day and Republic Day are the most celebrated days as the historical days of the nation, one is celebrated for freedom from British rule, another to celebrate Constitution of India came into effect on this date. Patriotic movies and their songs being loved on these days.
Several cultural programs, speech competitions, sports, and other activities take place to celebrate the freedom of a democratic country, apart from these, tv channels show patriotic movies all day.
If you are planning to watch the best patriotic movie on this big day, here we have some suggestions for the all languages audience.
7 Best Patriotic Bollywood Movies
There are some iconic patriotic movies made in Hindi Film Industry or Bollywood.
1- The Legend of Bhagat Singh
It Chronicles the life event of the legendary Indian freedom fighter, Bhagat Singh, This critically acclaimed film was released in June 2002 and won two national awards in the category of Best Feature Film and Best Actor. Ajay Devgn beautifully portrayed the role of Bhagat Singh, other actors Sushant Singh (Sukhdev Thapar), D. Santosh portrayed Rajguru, and Akhilendra Mishra as Chandra Shekher Azad.
Akshay Kumar Starrer Kesari is set in the year 1897 when 21 Sikh Soldiers stand up to 10k Afridi and Orakzai Invaders, it is called the Battle of Saragarhi fought on 12 Sept 1897. It is a critically and commercially successful film, was released in March 2019, and amassed Rs 207 crores gross BO figures WW.
Akshay Kumar portrayed the titular role of Havildar Ishar Singh, other actors Parineeti Chopra, Mir Sarwar, Aswath Bhatt, Rakesh Chaturvedi, Hariom Kalra in the key roles.
3- URI: The Surgical Strike
Another critically and commercially successful film is Uri: The Surgical Strike, based on the surgical strike done by the Indian Army in 2016 on terrorist camps in POK(Pakistan Occupied Kashmir) of the retaliation to the URI Attack. Vicky Kaushal played the role of Para SF Major Vihaan Singh. It was released on 11 Jan 2019 and Grossed Rs 342 crores at the BO worldwide.
Farhan Akhtar’s second directorial venture Lakshya is set against the backdrop of the Kargil War between India and Pakistan in the year 1999. This coming-of-age film was critically and commercially successful.
It stars Hrithik Roshan in the Lieutenant Karan Shergill role, other actors Preity Zinta, Amitabh Bachchan, Om Puri, Boman Irani in key roles. Lakshya was nominated in 4 awards categories at National film awards and won 2 of them.
The border is based on the Battle of Longewala which took place on 4-7 Dec 1971 between Pakistani assaulting forces and Indian soldiers. It depicts the story of how 120 Indian soldiers fought bravely 3 thousand Pakistani soldiers ambushed.
This cult classical film was released in June 1997 and grossed Rs 55.57 crores at the BO WW. To date, it gives you goosebumps and fills you with a sense of pride. Was nominated in 3 categories awards at National Film Awards that time and won all three of them.
Now, who, would forget the motivational speech by Nana Patekar in the climax of Krantiveer. The film revolves around a vigilante Pratap Tilak (Portrayed by Patekar) who is the grandson of a freedom fighter.
The film starts with Pratap indulging in gambling which leads to the death of his grandfather, further he leaves home & goes to Mumbai where he resides in a Chowl owner’s home.
The movie tweaked when Pratap found out the politics around the Chawl which leads the mass killing and communal riots which turned out Pratap killed a corrupted minister, Judge, and police officer.
Later he was charged with multiple crimes and sentenced to death however at the 11th hr, a lawyer arrives at the scene and tells that the President has pardoned Pratap. It was remade in Telugu and Kannada as Punya Bhoomi Na Desam (1995) and Parodi (2007) respectively.
Lagaan is set in the year 1893 when India was under British rule, it tells the story of a village called Champaner, where the inhabitants are
burdened by high taxes by the Britishers to make themselves free from the Lagaan (Agricultural Tax) they had to play the game of cricket.
Lagaan was released on 15 June 2001 and went on to become a critically and commercially successful film of that time. It was the third Indian film after Mother India and Salaam Bombay which was nominated for Oscars in the category of Best Foreign Language.
There are many patriotic movies that filmmakers of Bollywood made over the years like LOC: Kargil, Chak De India, Gadar: Ek Prem Katha, etc which will fill you with pride and emanate a sense of patriotism in you.
5 Best Patriotic Telugu Movies
Tollywood or Telugu Film Industry is the fastest growing film industry in India, Bollywood is following the footsteps of this.
1- Parama Veera Chakra
Nandamuri Balakrishna starrer Parama Veera Chakra was released on 12 Jan 2011. NBK is playing a dual role in the film as Major Jaya Simha and hero Chakradhar. Dasari Narayana Rao directed and wrote the screenplay of the film. Other actors include Ameesha Patel, Sheela, Neha Dhupia, and Jaysudha in the key roles. Was made on a budget of Rs 20 crores.
2- Subhash Chandra Bose
The historical action film Subhash Chandra Bose is directed by K. Raghavendra Rao, it was his 101st film. It stars Venkatesh in the role of Subhas Chandra Bose. Other actors Shriya Sharan, Genelia D’Souza, Prakash Raj, Gulshan Grover, Raza Murad, and Brahmandandam in key roles. Release Date 22 April 2005.
Khadgam revolves around confiscating the ISI terrorist Azhar Masood, It was released in 2002, with Ravi Teja and Srikanth in the main lead roles. It was a commercially successful film that won several accolades at the awards ceremonies. Later it was remade in Hindi as Insan starring Ajay Devgn and Akshay Kumar released in 2005.
4- Alluri Seeta Rama Raju
Alluri Seeta Rama Raju is set in the ’90s when India was under British Rule, based on the life events of Indian revolutionary Alluri Seeta Rama Raju who led the Rampa Rebellion or Manyam Rebellion of 1922. Released in 1974 and won a National Film Award in the category of Best lyrics. It stars Krishna in the titular role of Sitarama Raju.
5- Naa Peru Surya, Naa Illu India
Allu Arjun starrer Naa Peru Surya, Naa Illu India revolves around Surya (Portrayed by Allu Arjun) who is a short-tempered Indian Army Officer. It was released on 4 May 2018 and was a commercial success amassed around Rs 100.5 crores BO WW. Directed and Written by Vakantham Vamsi.
5 Best Patriotic Tamil Movies
Tamil Film Industry or Kollywood is one of the top fast-growing Film Industry in India.
Madrasapattinam is a historical romantic drama released on 9 July 2010, It has an IMDb rating of 7.8 out of 10. Directed and written by A.L Vijay, It stars Arya and Amy Jackson in the main lead roles.
Arjun starrer Mudhalvan is a political thriller Mudhalvan has an IMDb rating of 8.4/10. This critically acclaimed thriller was helmed by S. Shankar and is available on the streaming platform Voot.
Thuppakki was released on 13 Nove 2012 and said to have done the business of around Rs 100 crores at the BO worldwide. It stars known south Indian actors Thalapathy Vijay and Kajal Aggarwal in the main lead role. IMDb Rating 8.1/10, you can watch the film for free on the OTT platform Voot.
Kamal Haasan starrer superhit film Indian was released in Three languages as Indian in Tamil, Hindustani in Hindi, and Bharateeyudu in Telugu. It won three national awards at that time, The film has an IMDb rating of 8.1/10 and you can watch it on the digital platform Voot For Free.
We have another National Awardee film Roja which was released in 1992, It is a romantic thriller written and helmed by Mani Ratnam. It stars Arvind, Madhubala, Nassar, Jangaraj, Pankaj Kapur in pivotal roles. You can watch the film on the homegrown digital channel Zee5. IMDb Rating 8.2/10
5 Best Patriotic Malayalam Movies
Malayalam or Mollywood film Industry has made several top-class movies, here’re 5 most loved patriotic movies.
1- Keerthi Chakra
2006 Mollywood period war film Keerthi Chakra stars Mohanlal as Major Mahadevan in the National Security Guard officer role. Other actors Jiiva, Shammi Thilakan, Biju Menon in key roles. IMDb Rating 7.2/10 available on Disney+Hotstar.
2- 1971 Beyond Borders
Mohanlal starrer another patriotic Mollywood film 1971: Beyond Borders was released in 2017, it set in the year 2017 based on the India-Pakistan war of 1971. IMDb Rating 5.4/10, you can watch it for free in streaming service Disney+Hotstar.
Kandahar is a 2010 Mollywood war film, set in the year 1999, It is available for free on the Jio Cinema streaming service. Mohanlal stars in the main lead role of Major Mahadevan, Big-b Amitabh Bachchan, and Tamil star Ganesh Venkatraman also featured in the film.
4- Mission 90 Days
It is set in the year 1991 and based on the former Indian prime minister Rajiv Gandhi’s assassination. Was released on 12 July 2007, Mammootty is portraying the major’s role as Sivaram. Other actors Lalu Alex, Vijayaraghavan, and Kiran Raj in the key roles. IMDb Rating 6.5/10.
Yugpurshan was the long-awaited project of R. Sukumaran it finally had hit the theatres in the year 2010, It stars the ensemble star cast of south Indian celebs such as Thalaivasal Vijay, Mammootty, Siddique, Babu Antony, and Navya Nair are in the main lead roles. It is available on the OTT platform Disney+hotstar, IMDb Rating 7.5 out of 10.
5 Best Patriotic Kannada Movies
Kannada Film Industry or Sandalwood is one of the fast-growing film industries, KGF series set a new level to this industry.
Kannada film Sarvabhouma stars Shiva Rajkumar as Subhash Chandra or Jeeva, Mayuri is the counterpart lead actress to Shiva as Basanti, it was released in cinemas in 2004 and considered a moderate success at the BO. Available on Amazon Prime Video.
Sainika has an IMDb rating of 7.5/10 based on the 1999 Kargil war, main lead is playing Subedar Surya. Other actors Sakshi Shivanand as Gauri, Dooddanna, Ashish Vidyarthi as Captain Badshah in key roles. K. Mahesh Sukhadhare helmed the project.
3- Vande Mataram
2001 Sandalwood patriotic film Vande Matharam is helmed by Om Prakash and J.K. Bharavi, it stars Vijayshanti and Ambareesh in the main lead role both playing cop role in the film. Other actors Girish Karnad, Ashish Vidhyarthi in pivotal roles.
A.K. 47 was released on the year 1999 and emerged as a cult classic film, It stars Shiva Rajkumar as the main lead Ram, Chandni played Thulasi, Veteran actor Om Puri in the cop’s role as Yashwant Sinha. Helmed by Om Prakash Rao.
5- Veerappa Nayaka
Biographical film Veerappa Nayaka was the commercially successful film of 1999 which ran for 50 weeks at the BO, Helmed and written by S. Narayan. It stars Vishnuvardhan and Shruthi in the main lead roles. IMDb Rating 8.6 out of 10.