Independence Day 2019: 5 Movies that pay tribute to the Heroes who fought for our freedom

Independence Day is around the corner, let's take a moment to bow down to the brave leaders who lost their lives fighting for our country. Here's a list of the Bollywood movies inspired from the lives of our freedom fighters that are a must-watch for every Indian.
Best Patriotic Movies On Independence Day 2019Independence Day 2019: 5 Movies that pay tribute to the Heroes who fought for our freedom
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Independence Day is not just a day, it is an emotion. An emotion that associates us closer to our country. Had it not been for our valiant freedom fighters, we would not have been living freely today. It is only owing to their immense bravery and valour that the land of diverse cultures is what it is today, that India freed itself from the clutches of the British.

As a form of homage, Bollywood too concedes the mettle of the heroes who sacrificed their lives to save ours. As we will celebrate our 73rd Independence Day, let's recollect the act of bravery displayed by our leaders reiterated in these movies and name this victory to them.

Rang De Basanti

The film that touched the nerve of many, Rang De Basanti shows an exhilarating transformation of a bunch of carefree youngsters into passionate and patriotic individuals after the sudden demise of their friend, Flight Lt. Ajay Rathod. The story is about a British filmmaker who casts the group of friends for a documentary that she aims at Indian freedom fighters based on the diary entries given to her by her grandfather. The four prime characters in the film Aamir Khan, Sharman Joshi, Kunal Kapoor, and Atul Kulkarni represent the four freedom fighters Chandrashekhar Azad, Rajguru, Ashfaqulla Khan and Ram Prasad Bismil.

Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi

Depicting the tales from the life of the brave Rani Lakshmi Bai, Manikarnika showed Jhansi Ki Rani as a rebellious soul who refused to bow down to the British as The East India Company attempted to thwart the kingdom of Jhansi. With fire in her eyes, she accepted widowhood but condemned the religious dogma associated with it. She took up the responsibility of the throne after her husband's demise and came out as a true and fearless warrior. 

The Legend of Bhagat Singh

Raj Kumar Santoshi's directorial, The Legend of Bhagat Singh is an unparalleled depiction of India’s cult revolutionary Bhagat Singh. Ajay Devgn's makeover as the legend is sure to give you goosebumps. His intense eyes just a few minutes before being hanged speak the character as if it were his own.

Mangal Pandey: The Rising

The film takes us back to 1857 when India was under the rule of the British. A new type of bullet cartridge was introduced in the Army which was lined by the fat of cows and pigs and was required to be nibbled from one end. The cow is a sacred animal to the Hindus and pigs being restricted to Muslims, caused great resentment and anger among the Indians which further gave rise to the Revolt of 1857 led by Mangal Pandey, who played a great role in the fight for independence.


Starring Ben Kingsley, the film reiterates the Gandhian principles and Mahatma Gandhi's initiative in the struggle for freedom, fight for civil rights and his emphasis on equality. It narrates the incidences and hardships faced by him back in 1893 when he was humiliated and discarded from a train in South Africa for traveling in a whites-only compartment, to his unexpected assassination in 1948.

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