Our struggle for independence has been known the world over. How millions of people laid their lives just to free the country of foreign rule is simply inspiring. Not only do the anecdotes fill you with courage, they give you a sense of respect for those who happily laid down their lives for saving the country from being denigrated by the oppressive measures of the British. Colonialism led to a lot of exploitation of our countrymen. But when they rebelled, they sent them packing.
But independence is something that is tangible and all that has gone into it should be experienced. What better way to feel it by watching the best Bollywood movies with Independence based themes. So here are some –
Rang De Basanti(2006)
A group of friends with different backgrounds share a strong bond of love among themselves. One of the friends, Ajay Rathod crashes his jet while conducting a test flight. It is then declared it was because of his error he couldn’t keep the fighter jet in the air. Afterwards, his friends learn that it was due to faulty spare parts purchased by the Defence Minister of the country. So, they seek justice for him through protest first and by force afterwards and are killed by the police.
It is one of the earliest movies on the martyr trio of Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru. The movie is immersed in patriotic zest and fervour.
One of the few movies which was centered around the First War Of Independence or the Sepoy Revolt of 1857.
Based on the 1947 partition, it shows a man’s turmoil of losing his entire family in the ordeal. He loses faith upon religion and humanity. But destiny restores his faith by playing out his fate in a wonderful manner. Typically, it describes a man’s transformation from sanity to savagery and back.
It is one of the earliest movies based on the Indo-China war of 1962. How our Indian soldiers battled the chinese despite adversity is one of the most moving war cinema in the history of Bollywood.