7 movies that you can re-watch to rekindle your patriotic spirits this Independence weekend.

There are lots of stories of valor and bravery, and here we have picked a list of movies that glorify India across multiple areas - The Army, The Navy, Sports, Freedom Struggle, Science & Technology, Espionage. These movies never fail to make us feel proud of the country we've been born in and inspire us to become better Indians.




Uri - The Surgical Strike

Needs no explanation. By far the best movie made on a covert mission carried out by the Indian Armed forces in response to the Uri attacks. It has ample scenes that literally give you goosebumps. Vicky Kaushal's mind blowing performance made him a national figure, Shashwat Sachdev's rousing and adrenaline pumping BGM and songs, Aditya Dhar's direction won many accolades and the hearts of Indians all across the world. Available on Zee5.


Raazi

Directed by Meghna Gulzar, starring Alia Bhatt in a lead role Raazi is not a war filled spy story but dives deep into the choices and their dreadful consequences that spies across the world face. Based on the book 'Calling Sehmat' by Harinder Sikka, it's a true account of a RAW agent. It's a story where the stakes keep rising at every plot point and keeps you on the edge of your seats. Available on Amazon Prime video.


Kesari

It's a historical action war film that follow the events leading to the Battle of Saragarhi. Directed by Anurag Singh and produced by Karan Johar. It is a story of how 21 soldiers of the 36th Sikh Regiment of the British Indian Army held ten thousand Afridi and Orakzai Pashtun tribesmen at bay in the year 1897.

Akshay Kumar and all the other actors make it a liberating watch and show us what true bravery looks like. Available on Amazon Prime video.


The Ghazi Attack

A war film directed by Sankalp Reddy charts out the circumstances in which the Pakistani Submarine PNS Ghazi was destroyed by the Indian Navy aboard the Indian Submarine INS Karanj in 1971. Starring Rana, Taapsee,Menon Kay Kay, and Atul Kulkarni this is India's first underwater war film. Though the action is not hand to hand, Sankalp's direction makes it a gripping watch. Available on Amazon Prime video.


Syeraa Narasimha Reddy

Touted to be the first ever revolt against the British Empire, the events of Sye Raa occur 10 years before the First War of Independence. An ensemble cast that includes Chiranjeevi, Amitabh Bachchan, Nayantara, Vijay Setupathi, Tamanna, Kichcha Sudip, Anushka , Jagapathi Babu, Ravi Kishan, Nassar, it is a rousing account of the life of Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy. Directed by Surender Reddy, music by Amit Trivedi it is a lavishly mounted Magnum Opus that won the hearts of Telugu people across the world.


Gold : The dream that United our Nation

Directed by Reema Kagti, starring Akshay Kumar, Mouni Roy, Amit Sadh in titular roles this movie is seen through the eyes of the manager of Indian Hockey team who wishes to win Gold at the 1948 Summer Olympics as an Independent Nation. Gold tells the story of how the Team Manager puts together a team through thick and thin in pursuit of his dream. Available on Amazon Prime video.


Parmanu : The story of Pokhran

Directed by Abhishek Sharma, it's based on the Nuclear bomb test explosions conducted by the Indian army at Pokhran in 1998. Starring John Abraham, Bomman Irani, Diana Penty it celebrates the collaboration between the Indian scientists and Indian Army to establish India as a Nuclear Power amid rising geopolitical tensions. In the words of John Abraham - " Parmanu is an ade to the army and scientists, who although ordinary people, truly accomplished extraordinary feats in the face of adversity to ensure that India finds its due place on the World Nuclear Map" and we feel it can't be put any better. Available on Netflix.


Other important mentions

  1. Chak de India

  2. Lakshya

  3. Rang de Basanti

  4. Mangal Pandey

  5. Bhagat Singh

  6. Mangalyaan

  7. Indian

  8. Vedam

  9. Khadgam

  10. Antariksham


Comment your favourite or any movie if we have missed out.




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