It's 15th of August today, and it's time for we Indians to celebrate freedom and democracy with pride. Like all of us, even the Bollywood stars have played a crucial role in the patriotic celebrations of the Independence Day. Since time immemorial, several Bollywood filmmakers have come up with various unique patriotic themes, that portrayed the freedom struggle of India and its freedom fighters onscreen. These films have also motivated us and aroused the patriotic spirit, love and pride for the nation.
Films like Border, Lagaan, LOC Kargil, Rang De Basanti, Hum Hindustani, Roja have time and again proved the B-Town's strong connection and sense of patriotism. Looking back at the old nationalistic movies, we find several fantastic patriotic Bollywood movies raising our patriotic spirits. And one such yesteryear actor was Manoj Kumar, who was indeed a thorough patriot.
Often dubbed as 'Mr Bharat' or the 'The King Of Onscreen Patriotism', Manoj Kumar has made the nation proud by churning out several memorable patriotic movies. Stars who followed next are our new generation celebs like Shahrukh Khan, Aamir Khan, Sunny Deol, Hrithik Roshan, Ajay Devgn and many others, who have experimented the theme of patriotism through a few most loved and remembered blockbuster flicks.
Go through the slider to check out the top 10 best and all time patriotic movies of Bollywood:
Border is a multi-starrer patriotic movie, that revolves around the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971.
The film takes place in the 19th Century British India and is the story of the fight for independence from the British spanning between 1825 to 1875.
Gadar was the story of an Indian man (Sunny Deol) who goes all the way to Pakistan to bring back his wife, who is a Pakistani (played by Ameesha Patel).
The Legend of Bhagat Singh
This film fetched Ajay Devgan the National Award for his brilliant portrayal of Bhagat Singh.
Lagaan is one of the best patriotic movies of all. The film's story revolves around a team of poor, untrained villagers, who defeats the British in the game of cricket.
One of the most inspiring patriotic flicks of the recent times, that features Hrithik Roshan and Preity Zinta in the leads.
One of the best movie of Bollywood's Mr Bharat Manoj Kumar, Shaheed is based on the life and struggle of Bhagat Singh.
One of the best patriotic flicks of all time, Swades revolves around the story of a NASA scientist, who returns back to his village to bring about a revolution.
The story of this film revolves around the life and struggle of Mangal Pandey, played by Aamir Khan.
Rang De Basanti
Rang De Basanti is the most loved patriotic movies of all times, that features Aamir Khan, Siddharth, Sharman Joshi and Kunal Kapoor in the leads.