Bollywood makes many films every year in the world and patriotism is one of the dominating themes here. That keeps the producers and directors on toes is search for the story that can feature patriotism in a unique and interesting ways. Earlier Manoj Kumar and now Akshay Kumar are among the stars who have used the theme in many of their films. Wedding Affair brings to you the best patriotic films to awaken the patiotic spirit in you.
The Legend Of Bhagat Singh
Directed by Rajkumar Santoshi and starring Ajay Devgan in the lead role. ‘The Legend of Bhagat Singh’ is a biographical movie based on the life of Bhagat Singh. A socialist revolutionary who played an important part in India’s freedom struggle. Bhagat Singh’s journey from his childhood to the assasination of Saunders to eventually being hanged till death will make you feel a rare patriotic sentiment. And the cherry on the cake are the beautiful compositions ‘Mera Rang de Basanti’ and ‘Sarfaroshi ki Tamanna’ by A. R. Rahman. This is one of those films that you should watch.
Farhan Akhtar’s directorial venture ‘Lakshya’ is one of those films that gives a very different spin to the traditional war-drama genre. It narrates the story of Karan, an aimless brat who has no idea what he wants to do in life. A turning point in his life comes when his girlfriend played by Priety Zinta dumps him because he’s not serious about anything. He then rejoins the army and is transformed into a true soldier against the fictionalised backdrop of Kargil war.
Aamir Khan, Nandita Das and Rahul Khanna are friends in Lahore right before the partition. Their relationship gets complicated once the British grant freedom to India and Pakistan. It’s a love story set in the backdrop of riots, but it also explains how delicate could be the human psyche. It was directed by Deepa Mehta.
While most patriotic movies are made with a backdrop of war or freedom struggle; ‘Swades’ is a patriotic film with a difference. Directed by Ashutosh Gowariker, Swades tells the story of Mohan Bhargava, an Indian working at NASA in the United States. Mohan returns to India to meet his childhood nanny Kaveri Amma and take her along with him. But instead he witnesses the reality of life in rural India which awakens his true calling for the country.
Another Deepa Mehta film that was based on Salman Rushdie’s critically acclaimed book, Midnight’s Children is very complex in its structure, but simple in its message. An ambitious project, Midnight’s Children brought a group of terrific actors together to portray the pain of the partition and what happens when India and Pakistan get their own Independence Days. The story was told from Saleem Sinai’s perspective who was born at the stroke of midnight when India attained its independence. Again one of the best films.
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