Top 5 Patriotic Movies Of Bollywood
Unity is strength anywhere and at any time, much more so when it is alive in our hearts through patriotism. India is such a country where there is unity in diversity. The citizens of India come from all walks of life and from diverse religions and sects. Yet their unity is proven when they stand together against a common enemy who is anyone or any country trying to break up India from within or without by any method.
Patriotism for India is strongly inspired by one powerful media and that is the Indian cinema. From time to time, Indian film directors have come up with movies that have shaken the nation and have corrected its citizens to keep united and stay faithful to their beloved country. There are a least five patriotic films which cannot be ignored.
The film Lagaan, released in 2001, depicts the time of the India during the British raj. The British had imposed heavy taxes on a poor, barren village of Gujarat which the villagers were unable to pay. When they told the British of their inability to pay they were given a wager. They were to play cricket with the British. If they won, for three years the tax would not be levied. The villagers united to learn the new game and defeated the British and so got their request fulfilled.
Border, released in 1997, is a war film on Indo-Pak war in 1971. It shows how the Indian soldiers fight the fight within their own minds of love for their families and their own future dreams yet uniting to fight their common enemy even to the point of death. This unity within them and their love for their country and fellow citizens enabled India to emerge victorious the battle.
The movie, Swades, released in 2004, is based on the story of an NRI working at NASA, US but left his prestigious job and returned to India to work among the less privileged of the country. He and his wife arrange to develop a generator which is pedal powered to give light to the remote village and its schools where electricity had not yet been provided.
Chak De! India was released in 2007. An Indian returns after seven years from Pakistan after a loss to the country’s hockey team. He becomes the coach of the women’s hockey team of India with the aim of leading the country to victory through the team. He so trained them that they brought the gold and uplifted not only his name but also the name of their country, India.
5. Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey
Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey was released last year. It is based on the story about Chittagaon uprising against the British for the freedom of Bengal. A teacher plays a leading role of gathering Indian men, women and teenagers and to unite to attack the British and destroy their cantonment. United, they were successful in achieving their goal.
All these films show the zeal and patriotism in the hearts of the people of India, then and now.