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Celebrating India's Freedom: 5 Films to Watch


India  •  1 Aug, 2023  •  10,369 Views  •  ⭐ 5.0

Written by Shivani Chourasia


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Cinema has the profound capability to encapsulate the feelings of a nation, portraying poignant narratives that have shaped its history. As the vibrant country of India nears its Independence Day, it becomes imperative to revisit the incredible journey that brought its people their hard-earned freedom. Indian cinema, known globally as Bollywood, offers a plethora of movies that aptly ignite a sense of patriotism. This blog lists the top five Indian Independence Day movies that are must-watches for anyone wanting to feel the spirit of Indian nationalism.

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Gandhi (1982)

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At the top of our list is the biographical masterpiece, 'Gandhi.' Directed by Richard Attenborough, this Oscar-winning film is an honest depiction of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi's life. Gandhi, the torchbearer of India's non-violent struggle against British rule, is portrayed in intimate detail. From his philosophy of non-violence to his tireless marches for equality, this movie provides a deep understanding of the man who played a pivotal role in India's independence.

Rang De Basanti (2006)

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This film brilliantly merges the past and the present, interweaving the stories of five university students in contemporary India and the freedom fighters they portray in a film-within-a-film. 'Rang De Basanti' (Paint it Saffron) stirs up feelings of patriotism and social responsibility in an inspiring and emotionally charged narrative.

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The Legend of Bhagat Singh (2002)

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A powerful depiction of one of India's most influential freedom fighters, 'The Legend of Bhagat Singh' brings to life the revolutionary spirit that ran rampant during India's fight for freedom. Bhagat Singh's bravery and sacrifice for his country continue to be an inspiring tale for generations.

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