Independence day is not far off, and we are excited as you. August 15, 2022, will mark the 75th independence day and is going to be a moment of pride for all Indians. Over the years, Bollywood has shown love and celebrated Independence through its movies.
Several blockbuster movies celebrate the history of our freedom fighters. As we have a long holiday week, let's binge-watch 6 must-watch Bollywood movies to celebrate freedom and the feeling of patriotism.
1: URI: surgical strike
This movie has picturized India’s famous surgical strike showing in detail how the Indian army commandos took significant risks to eliminate rogue terrorist camps across the border in Pakistan. Shot in a PubG and Call of Duty style, Vicky Kaushal and Mohit Raina will make your chest swell with pride, especially when the war cry of ‘How’s the Josh?!’ reverberates from your screen. The movie is streaming on Zee5.
It is a 2022 Indian biographical action film directed by Sashi Kiran Tikka and produced by G. Mahesh Babu Entertainment, Sony Pictures International Productions and A+S Movies with story and screenplay by Adivi Sesh. Based on the life of Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan who was martyred in the 2008 Mumbai attacks, it stars Sesh as Unnikrishnan.The movie is streaming on Netflix.
If you haven't seen this film, you miss out on some serious adrenaline rush. Raazi is based on the tale of an Indian raw agent who has been married into a Pakistani military family. Meghna Gulzar's directorial is a must-watch. No doubt, Alia Bhatt and Vicky Kaushal have given their incredible performances in the film. The movie is streaming on Netflix.
4: Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran (2018)
John Abraham featured as army officer Ashwat Rana, who was in charge of an operation to develop and test nuclear weapons without letting the American Intelligence agencies know. The film is based on the true story of India's 1998 Pokhran nuclear test. It shows how our country gained worldwide recognition as a full-fledged nuclear state. The movie is streaming on Netflix and Zee5
How did a young boy growing up in an idyllic hill town become a much feared Shershaah in the Kargil war? This 2021 biopic narrates that journey and pays tribute to the indomitable spirit of Kargil’s hero, Captain Vikram Batra, who laid down his life but not before winning back a crucial outpost from the enemy. Directed by Vishnuvardhan, the movie also delves into the personal life of Vikram (Sidharth Malhotra) and his relationship with Dimple (Kiara Advani). You can watch this Dharma and Kaash Entertainment production on Amazon Prime.
6: Rang de Basanti
In 1965’s ‘Shadeed,’ Manoj Kumar played Bhagat Singh and brought citizens of an independent India to tears. In 2006, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s ‘Rang de Basanti’ did the same when it revisited the story of Bhagat Singh, Rajguru, Sukhdev, and Chandrashekhar Azad and reminded Indians to never take their freedom for granted. The film also traces the journey of a few friends who are confronted by corruption and state violence and take inspiration from India’s freedom fighters to change their country. The film starred Aamir Khan, Siddharth, Sharman Joshi, Atul Kulkarni, and Kunal Kapoor and can be watched on Youtube.
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