On August 15, 1947, India was freed from the clutches of foreign rule to become an independent nation. However, it wasn’t an easy fight. Many ‘heroes’ sacrificed their lives, their careers and almost everything just to safeguard the freedom that we are enjoying today.

Today is the day when most schools and colleges, across the nation, indulge in Independence Day festivities by hoisting flags, distributing sweets and by commemorating the sacrifices made by our jawans and freedom fighters.

Independence Day, is the day when everyone is filled with pride and patriotism and in order to contain that emotion, we have listed out a few of ‘Independence Day movie collection’ to keep the fires of nationalism alive in the hearts of every Indian.

Take a look:

Border

The film by JP Dutta, which showed a dramatized version of the real Longewala battle in the 1971 Indo-Pak war, still remains to be one of the biggest hits in Bollywood. Even though the movie was released in 1997, this Sunny Deol, Akshaye Khanna and Jackie Shroff starrer is still considered to be a cult when it comes to patriotic movies.

Rang De Basanti

Directed by Rakesh Omprakash Mehra, this story is about six friends who help an English filmmaker create a documentary about Indian freedom struggle. During filming, this group of friends learn about those before them and take a stand against the corrupt government.

1971

This Manoj Bajpayee starrer is a story based on true facts, the film revolves around 6 brave soldiers who escape from the clutches of the Pakistan Army and risk death with honour and courage with sacrifice towards their journey back home.

Haqeeqat

Remember the famous Mhd. Rafi track, ‘Ab Tumhare Hawale Watan Sathiyon’? Yes, it is from ‘Haqeeqat’. The movie showcases a platoon of Indian soldiers and their encounters with harsh realities while fighting in the Sino-Indian War of 1962.

Purab Aur Pachhim

The movie which starred Manoj Kumar and Saira Banu in lead is a story of Bharat, a freedom fighter’s son, travels to England to study and strives to change the mindset of the people there towards India.

First Published | 15 August 2017 12:16 PM
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