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Independence Day 2022: Movie Characters Who Inspired The Whole Nation

With a wide range of patriotic films, cinema has given us some inspiring characters who have an immense love for their country.

Independence Day 2022: Movie Characters Who Inspired The Whole Nation
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This year India celebrates its 75th Independence Day. The day is special as India commemorates the birth of India as a free country, along with remembering the sacrifices of the freedom fighters. Indians take this day as an opportunity to celebrate independence from oppressive British rule. 

Our independence was only possible because of our brave freedom fighters like Mahatma Gandhi, Bhagat Singh, Subhas Chandra Bose, etc., who sacrificed their lives so that the nation and its citizens could be free of British control. 

History Of The Independence Day

Britishers ruled over the Indian land for more than 200 years, but as the oppression by the Britishers increased, many Indians started revolting against foreigners’ rule over their land. 

Many Indian freedom fighters including Mahatma Gandhi, Bhagat Singh, Chandrashekhar Azad, Subhas Chandra Bose, and many others started many movements to take their land back. After many sacrifices, where many lives were lost, India was finally free of the control of the Britishers. 

Lord Mountbatten was in charge of transferring power by June 30, 1948. However, the Indians became more and more agitated and impatient, and of which Lord Mountbatten decided to quicken the process by August of 1947. 

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August 15, was declared Independence Day with the British rule ultimately coming to an end. The first Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru hoisted the tricolor flag at the Red Fort for the first time. This tradition has since then been followed every year. 

Characters In Patriotic Films That Have Inspired The Nation

Bollywood has portrayed a lot of relationships like friendship, romantic relationships, family relationships, and many more. One such relationship that is just as pure as any is love for the country. Patriotic movies can never be enough as India has a rich history and every patriotic movie is unique in its way. 

Here we are looking at some iconic characters who contributed a lot to the country in their unique ways with their inspiring stories. 

Sidharth Malhotra as Vikram Batra 

Independence Day 2022: Movie Characters Who Inspired The Whole Nation
Image Credits: Priyanshi Goyal

Starting the list with the most recent one, Shershah is a movie about a brave soldier, Major Vikram Batra. He was a soldier who lost his life in the Kargil War of 1999. The story follows the protagonist as a young boy who aspires to become a soldier and his love story with Dimple. 

As a soldier, he faces many struggles as his family and Dimple’s family are not supportive of this decision, but his love for the country and determination to serve the country inspires many. 

Based on a true story, Sidharth Malhotra delivers an exceptional performance as Vikram Batra. You have no option but to feel every emotion in the movie. 

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Alia Bhatt as Sehmat

Independence Day 2022: Movie Characters Who Inspired The Whole Nation
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Raazi is a movie about the sacrifices and patriotism of a young girl. Sehmat is a young girl from Kashmir who is the daughter of a patriot and is married to a Pakistani officer Iqbal (Vicky Kaushal). The protagonist is sent to Pakistan as a spy to gather information regarding the 1971 war. 

The story takes a crucial turn when Sehmat falls in love with Iqbal, whom she is supposed to spy on. Her job as a spy makes her choose between her love for Iqbal and his family and her love for her country. 

Alia Bhatt gives a marvelous performance in this movie. 

Janhvi Kapoor as Gunjan Saxena 

Independence Day 2022: Movie Characters Who Inspired The Whole Nation
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This movie follows the story of one of the first female Indian pilots in the Indian Air Force (IAF). She was the only female in the group of ten male pilots to fly during the Kargil War in 1999. 

Janhvi Kapoor presents the story of Gunjan Saxena as the only female who didn’t let society’s prejudices stop her passion and love to fight for the country. 

Hrithik Roshan as Karan

Independence Day 2022: Movie Characters Who Inspired The Whole Nation
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This movie is a bit different from the previous in the list. The story follows Karan, a rich brat who lives only on his father’s money and business and has no goal in life. He and his friends decide to enlist in the army, but have no determination to stay, and hence leave halfway through the process. 

But Karan ultimately joins the army as he realizes the importance of a goal in life which also helps him respect his family. 

Hrithik Roshan as Karan in the film Lakshya is a huge inspiration for the youth even if they don’t want to be a part of the army. 

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Shah Rukh Khan as Kabir Khan

Independence Day 2022: Movie Characters Who Inspired The Whole Nation
Image Credits: Priyanshi Goyal

Chak De India is a movie about sports, but the way it is portrayed is inspiring for the younger generation by making them love their country. Kabir Khan is the captain of the Women’s Hockey Team representing India. 

He sees that the young girls from all over the country are only interested in winning the tournaments for their own sake and bear no responsibility towards their country. This leads to significant conflicts within the team. 

Shah Rukh Khan as Kabir Khan delivers some inspiring dialogues in this movie which not only impact the characters in the film but also the viewers.  

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Kiranjeet Kaur is a Content Writer and News Analyst Intern at Empire Weekly. She was born and brought up in New Delhi. She has recently completed her Bachelors in English Honours from S.G.T.B Khalsa College, Delhi University. She loves to read fiction books and write about her favourite books, shows and movies.

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