The 74th Independence Day of India is here and every Indian is saluting the tricolour with much pride and respect. Today (August 15), we can see people of India hoisting the national flag, chants of 'Jai Hind' and 'Vande Mataram' everywhere and literally everything on the street is in tricolour, and it's a beautiful sight to see.
That was off-screen, but even on-screen it is filled with patriotism. The Indian film industry is known for portraying patriotism on the silver screen in the most beautiful way. Interestingly, India has the advantage of having patriotic movies and songs in various languages. Talking about the Tamil film industry, we have witnessed various films from Kollywood, which has stuck the patriotism chord of the viewers. Especially, Vijayakanth movies are the perfect example of showing 'desh bhakti' in Tamil film industry. Apart from movies, various Tamil songs are also popular amongst audiences for feeling patriotism.
So, let's have a look at 5 Tamil songs which will give you the real feel of 'desh bhakti':
Thayin Manikodi Solluthu – Thayin Manikodi (1997)
'Thayin Manikodi Solluthu' song from Arjun Sarja-starrer Tamil film, Thayin Manikodi is a perfect patriotic song. The song will definitely increase your josh for your country. Sung by SP Balasubrahmanyam, 'Thayin Manikodi Solluthu' is fast and has the perfect lyrics making it a good choice for Independence Day.
Thamizha Thamizha – Roja (1992)
Mani Ratnam's directorial film Roja is one of the most favourite patriotic films of all time. The songs composed by AR Rahman are still everyone's favourite. The 'Thamizha Thamizha' song sung by Hariharan will leave you amazed with its music and feel of patriotism. 'Thamizha Thamizha' song also has a Hindi version- ‘Bharat Humko Jaan Se Pyara Hai'.
Indhiya Naadu – Bharatha Vilas (1973)
The 1973's film Bharatha Vilas has all things necessary for a patriotic song. The song 'Indhiya Naadu' talks about the diversity of India in a unique way. It has been sung by veteran singers like TM Soundararajan, MS Viswanathan, AL Raghavan, K Veeramani, P Susheela, LR Eswari and Malaysia Vasudevan.
Ini Achcham Achcham Illai – Indira (1995)
'Ini Achcham Achcham Illai' song from the film Indira, starring Arvind Swami and Anu Hasan in the lead role, asks us to celebrate freedom, be fearless and face the world strongly. Picturised on Anu Haasan, 'Ini Achcham Achcham Illai' generates the patriotic spirit in you to do something for the nation. The song has been sung by Sujatha Mohan, Anuradha Sriram, GV Prakash, Shweta Mohan, Esther and composed by AR Rahman.
Vande Mataram – Bharathi (2000)
'Vande Mataram' is also one of the most popular songs in the Tamil film industry. Sung by Madhu Balakrishnan and composed by Ilayaraja, 'Vande Mataram' motivates you to contribute something towards the betterment of the nation. You can't miss this song on Independence Day!