Finest paramount patriotic Indian movies to watch on Independence Day

1. Chak De India

Available on Amazon Prime Video
One of the finest movies of Shah Rukh Khan’s career, Chak De India, will forever remain one of the most patriotic Indian movies. A movie that commercialized a sport other than cricket, it is about the spirit of sportsmanship, patriotism, and fighting for one’s country with everything you have.

2. Rang De Basanti

Available on Apple TV
To imagine this movie coming out in today’s India is an impossible feat. But, that is just one of the things unique about this film. A film about five university students who set out to take revenge on a corrupted government responsible for the death of their friend will give you goosebumps for sure.

3. Raazi

Available on Amazon Prime Video
What could quickly be passed off as a niche film became one of the biggest box-office successes of that year. One of those patriotic Indian movies, which is also a thriller and, most all, based on a real story. Alia Bhatt and Vicky Kaushal delivered their career-best performances in this one, which is the perfect Independence Day watch.

4. Lagaan

Available on Netflix
The first ever patriotic Indian film to create a buzz at the Oscars, Lagaan is about everything India loves- cricket and Bollywood. Showing the story of how cricket became a sport in India, Lagaan is still a favorite sports film in Bollywood.

5. Swades

Available on Netflix
The story is about Mohan, a NASA scientist who comes to India and decides to stay back for the development of his childhood village will always feel patriotism and love for the country. From the times of good Shah Rukh Khan movies, this one’s directed by Ashutosh Gowariker.

6. Lakshya

Available on Netflix
Lakshya is one of the patriotic Indian movies that will be remembered for many reasons. Farhan Akhtar’s sterling direction, Hrithik Roshan’s splendid dance moves, but most of all, the Kargil War and how a brat turned into a soldier fighting for the country at the border.

7. Mangal Pandey: The Rising

Available on Amazon Prime Video
A patriotic Indian film in the truest sense of the word, this film chronicles the Sepoy Mutiny of 1857 and the person behind it, Mangal Pandey. It was India’s first revolt against British rule and is an iconic incident in the history of India’s independence.

8. Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl

Available on Netflix
The story is about one of the first Indian female air-force pilots in combat in the Kargil War; Gunjan Saxena is an inspiration to many young girls and women. This patriotic Indian movie of today tells the story of a young woman achieving her lifelong dream of becoming a pilot.

9. Airlift

Available on YouTube
This patriotic Indian film is about a businessman who saves his countrymen stranded in Kuwait when Saddam Hussein-led Iraq invaded Kuwait. Unfortunately, this invasion led to the Gulf War. This film is based on the real-life story of a Kuwait-based Malayali businessman Mathunny Mathews.

10. A Wednesday

Available on YouTube
A Neeraj Pandey-directed movie at its finest, this is the story about an ordinary man who takes matters into his hand because he is fed up with the system and its corruption. Even though the film is a work of fiction, its script is partly inspired by the 11 July 2006 Mumbai train bombings.

11. Roja

Available on Zee5 and Amazon Prime Video
One of the earliest films that gave us musical genius is called AR Rahman. Directed by Mani Ratnam, this Tamil film is about a simple girl from a village in Tamil Nadu. He desperately tries to find her husband after militants kidnap him during a secret undercover mission in Jammu and Kashmir.

12. Uri: The Surgical Strike

Available on Zee5
Aditya Dhar’s directorial, this patriotic Indian movie is a fictionally dramatized rendition of the actual events of India’s retaliation to the 2016 Uri attack. Starring Vicky Kaushal, Yami Gautam, Mohit Raina, Kirti Kulhari, and Paresh Rawal, this is one of the most recent patriotic films to join the bandwagon.

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