Patriotic feelings in Indian cinema has made people realise about the hardship that the freedom fighters went through in order to free India from the colonial rule. Stories of our freedom struggle paved way to many films in Indian cinema.
During Pre-Independence, freedom fighters created awareness among Indians by doing street play, dramas, public gatherings and festivals.
The Tamil film industry has given several interesting movies which spread the message of patriotism. From 1939-2013, Kollywood has highlighted struggle of freedom fighters in many movies. Patriotism kick-started in Tamil movies with the film Mathrubhumi, which was released in 1939, starring TS Santhanam. It was directed by HM Reddy.
There are few movies in Tamil that evoked patriotism in the minds of audience. They were whole heartedly accepted by the audience. Patriotism has become one of the most popular theme in Tamil cinema since earlier days. These movies revolve around the struggles faced by India in the past and present.
Few Tamil movies which talks about patriotism were made in Bollywood. Action King Arjun Sarjha starrer Mudhalvan was made in Hindi as Nayak, which became a Blockbuster hit. The movie had Anil Kapoor, Rani Mukherjee and Amrish Puri in the lead roles.
Patriotic movies which were made in Tamil like Kamal starrer Indian was dubbed in Hindi as Hindustan, Mani Ratnam's Roja and Bombay was dubbed to Hindi with the same name.
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