Ten Indian films to revisit India’s greatness on Republic Day

The country celebrates today its 73rd Republic Day and there is nothing but pride and patriotism in the heart of every Indian. Through many patriotic films and brilliant performances, Bollywood has always celebrated what it means to be an Indian. The Hindi film industry has some of the best patriotic films of all time including Haqeeqat, ‘Naya Daur’, ‘Border’, ‘Refugee’ and ‘Swades’. Since then, it has been a national holiday, with a majority of people at home. On the 73rd Republic Day, here is a list of some of the best patriotic movies to watch.

‘Rank Of Basanti’

On this day in 2006, the film was released. Sue, a foreigner, travels to India and chooses a few college students to play various Indian freedom fighters in her film, unwittingly awakening their patriotism. The plot revolves around their emotional and mental transformation into cause-driven rebels. Starring Aamir Khan, R. Madhavan, Kunal Kapoor, Sharman Joshi and Soha Ali Khan, the film also became a major box office success.

“URI: The Surgical Strike”

The plot of the film is that of an Indian army major Vihaan Singh Shergill (Vicky Kaushal), who carries out a clandestine operation against a group of militants who attacked a base in Uri, Kashmir in 2016 and killed a large number of soldiers. The planning and execution of the surgical strike against them is what this film is about. The film directed by Aditya Dhar was released in 2019 and was produced under the banner of RSVP Movies. The film won four National Film Awards, including Best Director and Best Actor.

‘Chak from India!’

Kabir Khan, a former hockey player, has been accused of betraying his country. However, when he begins coaching the Indian women’s national hockey team to demonstrate his patriotism, the tables are turned. Starring Shah Rukh Khan, the film, which was a minor box office success, also depicts the difficulties and struggles encountered along the way, as well as the eventual triumph.


The film Baby by Neeraj Pandey is an action thriller film written and directed by him, about a group of spies in the Indian intelligence system led by Officer Ajay, leads this group who carry out clandestine operations to detect and then eliminate the terrorists and their plans to wreak havoc in India. Akshay Kumar plays the lead role, with Taapsee Pannu, Rana Daggubati, Danny Denzongpa and Anupam Kher playing supporting roles.


Karan, an aimless young man, joins the Indian army on a whim but quits when he finds life as a soldier to be difficult. When this causes friction with his girlfriend, he re-enlists in the military to please her. Starring Hrithik Roshan, Preity Zinta and Amitabh Bachchan, the film, directed by Farhan Akhtar, also won a National Film Award for Best Choreography, to Prabhu Deva for the song “Main Aisa Kyun Hoon”.


Sehmat Khan is an undercover RAW agent whose father is marrying into a Pakistani family. She is tasked with obtaining vital information about the enemy, and the film depicts her journey through obstacles, stumbling blocks and struggle. The spy thriller starring Alia Bhatt, Vicky Kaushal and Jaideep Ahlawat was one of the highest-grossing films of 2018.

“The Ghazi Attack”

While on routine surveillance in 1971, an Indian Navy submarine, S21, intercepted a Pakistani submarine, PNS Ghazi, and thwarted its mission to destroy INS Vikrant. ‘Raazi’ can be considered a prequel to this movie. Starring Kay Kay Menon, Rana Daggubati, Atul Kularni and Taapsee Pannu, it won Best Feature Film in Telugu at the 66th National Film Awards in 2018.


IAS officer Ashwat has been tasked with leading a nuclear weapons development and testing operation, but he must keep US intelligence agencies in the dark about it. Witness the planning and execution of India’s most important nuclear missions, which are sure to amaze audiences. Starring John Abraham, the film was hit by both critics and the masses.

“Mission Mangal”

A group of ISRO scientists struggle with personal and professional issues while working tirelessly on the Mars Orbiter mission, which is their sole focus. The film stars Akshay Kumar, Vidya Balan, Sonakshi Sinha, Nithya Menen, Tapsee Pannu, Sharman Joshi, and Kirti Kulhari as the main protagonists.

“Air lift”

“Airlift,” starring Akshay Kumar and Nimrat Kaur, is a film about a successful Indian businessman in Kuwait during the Iraqi invasion at the start of the Gulf War. The film depicts the real experiences of Indian citizens before they are rescued and returned home with the help of the authorities. The film was directed by Raja Krishnan Menon and was jointly produced by Abundantia Entertainment, Cape of Good Films, Emmay Entertainment, Hari Om Entertainment, T-Series and Viacom 18 Motion Pictures.

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