Celebrate Republic Day with cinematic glory: 10 must-watch films to ignite ‘patriotic’ fervor

Immerse yourself in the spirit of Republic Day with these cinematic gems.

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As India gears up to celebrate its 75th Republic Day, what better way to honor the occasion than by indulging in a cinematic journey that encapsulates the nation’s rich history, struggles, and triumphs? Here’s a curated list of 10 movies that promise to evoke patriotism and leave you inspired this Republic Day.


  • Lagaan (2001): A timeless classic directed by Ashutosh Gowariker, “Lagaan” unfolds against the backdrop of British colonial rule, blending sports, drama, and a fight for independence.


  • Border (1997): J.P. Dutta’s epic war film, “Border,” is a poignant portrayal of the Battle of Longewala during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971, celebrating the indomitable spirit of the Indian Armed Forces.


  • Roja (1992): Mani Ratnam’s “Roja” is a gripping tale that revolves around a woman’s quest to rescue her husband, a kidnapped Indian security official, reflecting the essence of love for the nation.


  • Chak De! India (2007): Shimit Amin’s sports drama starring Shah Rukh Khan follows the journey of an ex-hockey player coaching the Indian women’s national field hockey team, instilling a sense of unity and determination.


  • Gandhi (1982): Sir Richard Attenborough’s biographical masterpiece “Gandhi” chronicles the life of Mahatma Gandhi, portraying his nonviolent struggle for India’s independence.


  • Swades (2004): Directed by Ashutosh Gowariker, “Swades” is a soul-stirring film that delves into the protagonist’s rediscovery of his roots and the call of duty towards his homeland.


  • Rang De Basanti (2006): A powerful narrative by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, “Rang De Basanti” intertwines past and present, urging the youth to question and stand up for a better India.


  • The Legend of Bhagat Singh (2002): Directed by Rajkumar Santoshi, this biopic captures the fearless spirit of Bhagat Singh, a revolutionary leader who played a pivotal role in India’s struggle for freedom.


  • Uri: The Surgical Strike (2019): Aditya Dhar’s war film, “Uri,” pays homage to the real-life heroics of the Indian Army during the surgical strikes in 2016, showcasing their valor and dedication.


  • Mangal Pandey: The Rising (2005): Aamir Khan portrays the titular character in this historical drama, narrating the story of Mangal Pandey, a key figure in the Indian Rebellion of 1857.


As the nation comes together to commemorate Republic Day, these films offer a cinematic salute to the sacrifices, resilience, and unwavering spirit that define India’s journey. So, grab some popcorn, immerse yourself in these tales of valor, and let the patriotic fervor engulf you this Republic Day.