5 Movies to Watch in Honor of Independence Day
Independence day in India is celebrated with a lot of zeal and enthusiasm. It is a memorable day in the history of India. Independence day is celebrated on 15th of August each year. The preparation for the celebrations of the Indian Independence day starts months in advance.
The grandest of the Independence day celebrations takes place at Red Fort New Delhi. It is not just an India celebrated event. Indians across the globe organize various celebrating events to make the Independence day.
It is a day of glory and pride for every Indian living in India or abroad. If you can’t be a part of the celebrations taking place in your neighborhood, you can can at-least watch some patriotic movies in honor of the Independence day.
The Legend of Bhagat Singh
‘The Legend of Bhagat Singh’ is a biographical film about Shaheed (Martyr) Bhagat Singh. The movie was released in the year 2002. Legend of Bhagat Singh won two National Film Awards, including the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi, and three Filmfare Awards, including the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Movie. The star cast include Ajay Devgan, Sushant Singh, D. Santosh and Ian Davies in lead roles.
Rang De Basanti
Rang De Basanti is a Indian drama film that revolves around a group of friends who were playing the roles of freedom fighters in a documentary film.The film was released in the year 2006 starring Aamir Khan, Soha Ali Khan, Madhavan, Kunal Kapoor, Siddharth Narayan, Sharman Joshi, Atul Kulkarni and British actress Alice Patten in the lead roles. Rang De basanti won Filmfare Award for Best Film, Best Director, Best Music Director, Critics Best Performance – Male, Filmfare Award for Best Editing, Best Cinematography and RD Burman Award for New Music.
Swades was released in the year 2004. The film is written, directed and produced by Ashutosh Gowarikar. Though the film didn’t do well at the box office but received universal critical acclaim and a cult following from Indian and other South Asian audiences around the world. Swades star cast included Shahrurk Khan and debutante Gayatri Joshi in lead roles. It won Frimfare awards for Best Actor (male) and Best Background Score (A.R. Rahman). National Film Awards for Best Male Playback Singer and Best Cinematography.
Any list that comprises of bollywood’s best patriotic films is incomplete without the mention of Border. An Anti-war film based on the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971. The film was released in the year 1997 starring Sunny Deol, Sunil Shetty, Akshaye Khanna, Jackie Shroff, Puneet Issar and Kulbhushan Kharbanda in lead roles. the film won Filmfare Award for Best Director and National Film Awards for Best Lyrics and Best Male Playback Singer.
Mother India is a melodrama written and directed by Mehboob Khan. The film Mother India is said to be the remake of Mehboob Khan’s earlier film named ‘Aurat’. Mother India is a story of a poor woman who struggles to raise her sons in a poverty-stricken village. In the movie she represents India as a nation in the aftermath of independence. At the end she eventually kills her criminal son and sets a goddess-like moral example of what it means to be an Indian woman.