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Republic Day 2024: Mother India to Lagaan, Relive These 5 Iconic Patriotic Movies on January 26

Published By: Essay Vinod

Last Updated: January 26, 2024, 06:10 IST

Republic Day 2024: Indian filmmakers are always looking for stories with a lens of patriotism.

As India celebrates its 75th Republic Day, here are some of the most beloved patriotic films to watch and feel proud of in our country.

REPUBLIC DAY 2024: Indian cinema is full of themes of freedom and patriotism- be it black-and-white musicals, historical dramas, action films, or exciting sports biographies. Indian filmmakers are always looking for stories with a lens of patriotism.

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As India gears up for its 75th Republic Day celebrations, here are some of the most beloved patriotic films to watch on Republic Day and make our nation proud. These films include people’s sense of responsibility towards our country and emphasize the roles and responsibilities of citizenship in a democracy.

Shree 420 (1955)

Raj Kapoor and Nargis in Shree 420.

Shree 420 is a black-and-white Hindi comedy-drama directed and produced by Raj Kapoor. Written by Khwaja Ahmad Abbas, the film has Raj Kapoor, Nadira, and Nargis in the lead roles. The song “Mera Joota Hai Japani” has long been a symbol of India’s pride.

Mother India (1957)

The film stars Sunil Dutt, Nargis and Rajendra Kumar.

Mehboob Khan’s iconic drama film Mother India established itself as a cult classic in Hindi cinema. The film stars Nargis, Sunil Dutt, Rajendra Kumar, and Raaj Kumar in the lead roles. The film deals with the themes of women’s empowerment, industrialization, and farmers’ relationship with the land. Mother India was nominated for the Academy Awards in the Best Foreign Language Film category.

The River (2001)

The film has Aamir Khan in the lead role along with Gracy Singh, Rajendranath Zutshi, Aditya Lakhia, and others.

Lagaan is a period musical sports drama written and directed by Ashutosh Gowariker. The film has Aamir Khan in the lead role along with Gracy Singh, Rajendranath Zutshi, Aditya Lakhia, and others. British actors Rachel Shelley and Paul Blackthorne also appear in prominent roles. The film, set in 1893, tells the story of drought-stricken Indian villagers who defeat an arrogant British team in a cricket match in exchange for relieving themselves of British taxes. Lagaan won 8 Filmfare Awards and 8 National Awards. It was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the 74th Academy Awards.

Swades (2004)

Swades has Shah Rukh Khan in the lead role.

Swades is a 2004 drama film written, directed, and produced by Ashutosh Gowariker. It has Shah Rukh Khan in the lead role. SRK plays a NASA scientist who decides to leave his lucrative job and work for the betterment of his motherland. Although Swadesh did not create an impact at the box office, it garnered a lot of critical acclaim.

Rang De Basanti (2006)

Rang De Basanti won the National Film Award for Best Popular Film.

Rang De Basanti has an ensemble cast of Aamir Khan, Atul Kulkarni, Siddharth, R. Madhavan, Sharman Joshi, Soha Ali Khan, Kunal Kapoor, and British actor Alice Patten. The film draws parallels between freedom fighters like Bhagat Singh, Rajguru, Chandrasekhar Azad, and Ashfaqulla Khan and the youth who took on the corrupt establishment in independent India. Rang De Basanti won the National Film Award for Best Popular Film.

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