As the Independence Day is round the corner, we have listed ten epic Bollywood films for you to watch and rejoice the patriotic eve. These films are about Indian independence, war with other countries and life of Indians.
JP Dutta brought to life the epic war of Kargil fought by the Indian army in 1999. It holds the distinction of having the maximum number of stars in an ensemble cast. With stars like Sanjay Dutt, Abhishek Bachchan, Saif Ali Khan and many others, it was the biggest war drama of that generation. Despite not doing great at the box-office, the film stays dear to hearts of millions of Indians who have been through the times of the 1999 Kargil Indo-Pak war.
The legend of Bhagat Singh
While Bhagat Singh’s life story has been depicted in numerous films, this Rajkumar Santoshi-directorial is by far the best. From a crisp storyline to brilliant performances by Ajay Devgn and co., this movie takes you back to the pre-Independence era. It won 2 National awards and 3 Filmfare awards.
This JP Dutta movie is based on the Battle Of Longewala, which was fought during the Indo-Pak war of 1971. Who can forget the iconic dialogues of Sunny Deol, Suniel Shetty and co? Even today, Sunny Deol’s dialogues — filled with patriotic fervour — will give you goosebumps. The film won 3 National awards and 4 FIlmfare awards.
Manoj Kumar starrer Kranti shows India’s struggle for freedom from 182 to 1875. Kranti is a. It is a fictional story about British India and Freedom.
Rang De Basanti
Rang De Basanti is the story of contemporary India where six youths help a foreign filmmaker direct a film about India’s struggle for freedom. Directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, this movie is a must watch!
Farhan Akhtar’s second directorial venture was the coming-of-age tale of a young aimless boy (Hrithik Roshan) set against the backdrop of the 1999 Kargil War. The film that also starred Amitabh Bachchan and Preity Zinta netted Rs.11 crore in box office collections.
Actor Shah Rukh Khan played a NASA scientist who rediscovers his roots in director Ashutosh Gowariker’s patriotic drama. Much lauded by critics and released in Tamil as Desam, the film earned about Rs.6 crore at the box office.
A film based on the leader of the Indian Independence movement, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, who overthrew the British Rule using non-violent methods. The Richard Attenborough directorial starring Ben Kingsley, John Gielgud and Candice Bergen explains how Mahatma Gandhi’s philosophy of nonviolence eventually drove the British out of the subcontinent.
As intelligence became high-tech, the movie highlighted the devoted squad of men and women that protected Indian citizens with the help of technology. But the dangers too multiplied, as a manic Pakistani mastermind wished to take revenge on India for the December 16, 1971 humiliating defeat.
Writer-actor Manoj Kumar ghost-directed this masterpiece on Bhagat Singh’s life. A sensitive saga with cult songs, it won the President’s Medal (as the National award was known then), and Bhagat Singh’s mother was moved, and she blessed the filmmaker-star.