From action movies to drama, Bollywood has explored many genres. A special category that Indians always love to experience are movies based on our history. And some talented filmmakers are challenged to present a few stories that portray the genre perfectly.
We have more than 70 movies based only on patriotism. Hard to believe? But we do and it is a badge of honor for Bollywood. As the nation prepares to celebrate its Independence Day this year, let’s take a look at some gems from this treasure that have to do with patriotic sentiments.
Every two! India:
Starring Shah Rukh Khan, the film was released in 2007. The plot of this sports drama is based on Kabir Khan, former captain of the Indian men’s hockey team who then returns to the sport to coach the women’s team in the world. Cup. It is the emotion of SRK’s character and his drive to see India’s name shine that manifests itself. As coach Kabir Khan mourns India’s victory in the Hockey World Cup, Maula Mere’s unforgettable song never fails to give goose bumps.
The Bollywood movie is based on a historical incident known as The Battle of Saragarhi. It tells the story of Havildar Ishar Singh, who leads 21 Sikh soldiers against 10,000 Pashtun invaders. It unfolds one of the most important chapters in the history of India that highlights how brave our ancestors were. On the other hand, the film is sentimental on multiple levels, the love and pride of our country for the character of Ishar, played by Akshay Kumar, is at the center of it.
This remarkable periodical film dates back to 1971 during the Indo-Pak War. It features the story of a young woman who bravely sacrifices everything for the nation and marries a bureaucratic family in Pakistan so she can work as a spy. The importance of Sehmat’s character and her loyalty to our nation is effortlessly rehearsed by Bollywood actress Alia Bhatt.
The Ghazi attack:
How not to mention a movie that describes the efforts of the Indian naval forces? Critically prized, the Bollywood film The Ghazi Attack also dates back to 1971, where the S21, an Indian naval submarine, hampers Pakistan’s flagship submarine, PNS Ghazi, underwater off the eastern coast of India. The entire film has been shot on a submarine with a cast that includes Rana Daggubati, Atul Kulkarni, Kay Kay Menon, and Taapsee Pannu. With credible performances and a solid story, this anonymous heroes movie is a fitting tribute to our Indian Naval Army.
The next film Shershaah will be the perfect premiere for Independence Day 2021. Paying heartfelt tribute to the deceased. Captain Vikram GL Batra, the film tells the story of a hero whose contribution will always be remembered. Starring Sidharth Malhotra and Kiara Advani at the helm, the film is a historical tale of Vikram Batra, who sacrificed his life during the Kargil War in 1999 after capturing two major points in Line of Control. Directed by director Vishnuvardhan, who makes his Bollywood debut, the film is about love, patriotism and sacrifice, celebrating the journeys of our brave soldiers.
Not all movies are close to our hearts, but there are some that always have a special place. These five movies describe incredible stories that always inspire the patriot in you.
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