Independence Day 2018: These top Bollywood films will fill your heart with pride for the nation

Zee Media Bureau | Aug 15, 2018, 10:04 AM IST
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Swades

Shah Rukh Khan starrer Swades is a story of a young Project Manager who works for NASA in the United States. He travels to India in order to find his nanny who looked after him during his childhood. The movie shows his journey and how he paints a beautiful picture of India.  (Pic Courtesy: Movie Still)

2/11

Rang De Basanti

Determined to make a film on Indian Freedom Fighters, a British Documentary filmmaker visits India to choose five young actors for her, based on the diary entries left by her grandfather. What follows is their journey during the course of the film and their love for their country. A movie, away from the religious differences and a group of friends where each one comes from a different religious background. 

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3/11

Raazi

Alia Bhatt starrer Raazi showcases the life of an Indian girl, Sehmat who turns into a spy and marries a Pakistani military officer played by Vicky Kaushal on the behest of her father to save India from the attacks. The movie displays her courage and her dedication to save the country. Definitely, a must watch! 

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4/11

Purab aur Pachhim

Purab Aur Pashchim is a reminder of how great our country is through the journey of Bharat (played by Manoj Kumar) who travels to England for higher studies. His struggle and efforts to change the mindsets of the people living there towards India win our hearts. The movie features some of the great actors of old times like Saira Banu, Vinod Khanna, Nirupa Roy and many others. (Pic Courtesy: Movie Still)

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Lakshya

With the crisis, comes a sense of responsibility. This Hrithik Roshan starrer is the story of a young clueless, indisciplined boy who joins the Indian Military Academy against the wishes of his parents but later on runs away. The story revolves around how he realises his responsibilities and the decisions concerning the good of his family, girlfriend and the country. (Pic Courtesy: Movie Still)

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Lagaan

Lagaan, literally meaning “tax'' is a great Bollywood blockbuster that added yet another feather in Aamir Khan's cap. Set in the Victorian period of India's colonial British Raj, the movie focuses on the plight of the poor villagers burdened by the taxes, followed by a challenge thrown by an arrogant British officer to defeat them in a game of Cricket in order to avoid paying the taxes.  (Pic Courtesy: Movie Still)

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Gold

Releasing this Independence Day, Gold starring Akshay Kumar talks about the first India Olympic Gold at the 1948 Summer Olympics that took place in Britain, right after gaining Independence from the British Raj. It is a story about winning a GOLD against Britain on their home ground and the pride that followed. 

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Gadar: Ek Prem Katha

Set in the time of Partition of India in 1947, the movie narrates the struggles of a Sikh truck Driver played by Sunny Deol who falls in love with a beautiful Muslim girl played by Amisha Patel. It's a story of their fight against those who are hell bent on separating them. (Pic Courtesy: Movie Still)

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Chak De! India

Sports always brings along with it a feeling of patriotism and so does this movie, featuring Shah Rukh Khan as the coach of the Indian Women's Hockey Team. The movie teaches the significance of patriotism and the feeling of love towards one's country through the medium of India's national game. The movie starring many young lovely ladies was a Box Office hit, so if you haven't watched it yet, this is it! 

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Border

A big Bollywood Blockbuster, Border featuring actors like Sunny Deol, Suniel Shetty, Jackie Shroff, is a patriotic film based on the Indo-Pakistan War, 1971. An old yet powerful film that will ignite the fire of patriotism in you! (Pic Courtesy: Movie Still)

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The Legend of Bhagat Singh

Bhagat Singh, a socialist revolutionary and a major part of the Independence struggle. The movie features Ajay Devgn, in and as Bhagat Singh. The film displays Bhagat's life from his childhood where he witnesses the Jallianwala Bagh massacre, until the day he was hanged—23 March 1931. Hanged at the age of 23, the fighter's struggle is a must a watch.  (Pic Courtesy: Movie Still)

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