Films help us talk about issues in society that couldn’t be spoken about openly. Films have a sense of creative expression and a vision to bring history back in today’s time so that the audience gets a chance to relive it. With complete knowledge about every moment be it of history or social issues the film makes sure that its message reaches the audience. Cinema has been a reflection of society and with the evolving technologies and filmmaking landscape to suit the taste of the evolving audience. Below are some films which have been great stories and should be watched on the occasion of Independence day.
Rang De Basanti (2006)
The Rakesh Om Prakash directorial talks about young college students, starring Aamir Khan, Kunal Kapoor, and Sharman Joshi. It talks about our freedom fighters and deeply touches our souls by bringing tears to our eyes every time we watch the film.
One of the most iconic films of Shahrukh Khan is Swades. The film focuses on issues like water and electricity, which continues to be a problem for many of the states and cities in India. The film is a journey of a NASA scientist who rediscovers his Indian roots during his trip to India and changes the face of a village he passes by while taking a tour of the country.
Mangal Pandey : The Rising (2005)
Talking about the revolt of 1857, the historical biography drama directed by Ketan Mehta brings goosebumps by giving a glimpse of the history and the cost we got our freedom from British Rule. The character of Mangal Pandey played by Aamir Khan has been one of the phenomenal performances in the history of cinema.
Based on a true story, the film explores the life events of a 14-year-old boy Jhunku under the backdrop of a turbulent period during the 1930s in East Bengal. His journey is to find out where he truly belongs and his origin. The film gave director Debabrata Pain a National Film Award.
Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose: The Forgotten Hero (2004)
Written and directed by the famous legend Shyam Bengal, the movie throws the light on the freedom fighter who fought for the independence of his land behind the scenes and made diplomatic relations with Japan and Germany by arranging an Army to fight the British. Sachin Khedekar played the role of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose.
The Legend of Bhagat Singh (2002)
Directed by Rajkumar Santoshi the film talks about the sacrifice of freedom fighters Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev Thapar, and Shivram Hari Rajguru who fought to win back India’s Independence from the British. The film has compelling music by A.R.Rahman and stars Ajay Devgan, Sushant Singh, and D.Santoshi in lead roles.
The classic evergreen from J.P.Dutta is an adaptation of the 1971 Battle of Longewala. The film has received many awards and is famous for some iconic dialogues. The film stars an ensemble cast including Sunny Deol, Puneet Issar, Suniel Shetty, Sudesh Berry, Jackie Shroff, and many others.
LOC Kargil (2003)
J.P.Dutta’s another Patriotic Film that talks about the great victory of the Indian Army in the Kargil War of 1999. The film has a wholesome cast including Sanjay Dutt, Abhishek Bachchan, Saif Ali Khan, and Akshaye Khanna in pivotal roles. The film has been marked as one of phenomenal performances and music.
Uri: The Surgical Strike (2019)
Debutant Aditya Dhar’s rendition of the 2016 retaliation to the Uri Attack is well documented. The film was a complete blockbuster of that year with a wonderful performance by Vicky Kaushal and the others. The film also stars Yami Gautam, Mohit Raina, Kirti Kulhari, and Paresh Rawal.
Sardar Udham (2021)
Shoojit Sircar’s critically acclaimed and biographical film based on the life of Sardar Uddham revolves around the Jallianwala Bagh massacre. Vicky Kaushal yet again shines through his brilliant work in this biographical drama.