Bollywood and Patriotism - 2020’s Independence Day Films
Bollywood has movies to look forward to this Independence Day.
Bollywood is a door to get inside an Indian's head. It plays a significant role in impacting people's thoughts. The film industry floods the cinemas with patriotic movies every year, during January and August. Some of our favourite movies, Uri: The Surgical Strike, Airlift, Baby have released around Republic Day and Independence Day. What could possibly be more gripping and impactful than an action movie with Akshay Kumar in it.
Some of the best patriotic movies of all time:
1. Shaheed (1965)
Shaheed is inspired by the life and sacrifice of the Indian Revolutionary, Bhagat Singh. The movie stars Manoj Kumar in the lead. A story based on the experiences of Bhagat Singh during India’s fight for independence, the movie fits right into the category of ‘old is gold’.
2. Border (1997)
Set in the backdrop of the 1971 Indo-Par war, Border is inspired by the real-life events that happened in the battle of Longewala during Dec 20’. The movie stars Sunny Deol, Akshaye Khanna, Sunil Shetty and Puneet Issar among others. The war actions scenes and the 120 soldiers’ determination to protect their post, the movie is an all-time favourite.
3. Lakshya (2004)
A young college student who has no clue about his future goes on to become a soldier in the Indian army. Starring Hrithik Roshan and Priety Zinta in pivotal roles, Lakshya (meaning ‘aim’) is a fictional war drama film. The movie glides through Roshan’s 180-degree transformation from a reckless boy to a determined Army officer. A perfect movie to watch on 15th August.
4. Tango Charlie (2005)
A much-loved war action film, Tango Charlie is a story based on a fiction character Sepoy Tarun Chauhan’s experiences. Tarun is an introverted young man who is accompanied by his wise mentos, Havaldar Mohammad Ali, in the former’s journey with the Army. The movie stars Bobby Deol and Ajay Devgn among others.
5. Baby (2015)
Akshay Kumar is leading his team in this movie. Baby is a fictional story of a group of Indian Intelligence officers going in and out of the country on a secret mission. The film shows a lot of thrilling sequences that Akshay Kumar and his team are a part of. Baby is one of Kumar’s best action films till date.
With Independence Day just around the corner, 2020 is bringing us quite a lot of patriotic content. But with the ongoing pandemic, watching films in theatre is a dream and OTT platforms are a substitute for that dream. Though it can never be a replacement for a big screen.
Here is this year’s pack of Independence Day movies:
1. Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl
The movie is inspired by the struggles of India’s first woman pilot in combat, Gunjan Saxena. Jahnvi Kapoor is playing the lead role in this action-drama sequence which shows the hardships at the front during the Kargil war.
Gunjan Saxena released on Netflix on 12th August 2020.
2. Class of 83'
Starring Bobby Deol as a police officer, Class of 83’ is another upcoming movie which promises to deliver a stellar performance inspired by real events. Khaki uniforms, gangsters, bloodshed and determination. The story circles around the police officers’ unofficial mission to hunt down and encounter Mumbai’s criminals.
Class of 83’ will release on Netflix on 21st August 2020.
3. Bhuj: The Pride of India
Upcoming action film starring Ajay Devgn, Sonakshi Sinha and Sanjay Dutt in pivotal roles, Bhuj is set in the backdrop of the 1971 Indo-Pak war. The aircraft, tankers and the bombings shown in the posters look terrific.
Bhuj will release on Disney+Hotstar.