Top 10 Bollywood Patriotic Movies That You Must See

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A very special list on Independence Day , we are counting best bollywood patriotic movies ever made, Here is a list on Top 10 Bollywood Patriotic Movies That You Must See.

Top 10 Bollywood Patriotic Movies That You Must See

Bollywood Patriotic Movies

#1.Rang De Basanti

After a long gap, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra came with a patriotic drama that no one is ready for. This coming of age cult film starring seven actors remains one of the best Bollywood patriotic movies. Rang De Basanti told two parallel stories in a different timeline, one of the stories is about college graduate aimless students and their pilot friend played by R.Madhavan. At the time of release, the movie goes through some controversy which leads to deleting some scene. Rang De Basanti has some of the most expensive deleting scenes in Indian Film Industry.
Cast : Aamir Khan, Siddharth,  and R.Madhavan.
Director : Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra

#2.Purab Aur Paschim

Purab Aur Paschim is a 70s classic and starts a new trend of patriotic movies. Purab Aur Paschim was the second movie of Manoj Kumar in the character of Bharat. Upkar was the first film of Manoj Kumar as “Bharat”.Purab and Paschim was the fourth patriotic movie of him, which followed by Shaheed, Roti Kapda Aur Makaan, and Kranti.
Cast : Manoj Kumar, Saira Banu and Ashok Kumar.
Director : Manoj Kumar


Border is one of the rare hit war films. Border stars four major Bollywood mainstream heroes – Sunny Deol, Sunil Shetty, Jackie Shroff and Akshaye Khanna. Border is based on the Battle of Longewala during the India-Pakistan War of 1971. This memorable movie was the first on J.P Dutt War trilogy followed by LOC: Kargil and recent Paltan. Border won 3 National Awards and became the second highest grossing film of 1997.
Cast : Sunny Deol, Jackie Shroff, Sunil Shetty and Akshaye Khanna.
Director : J.P Dutt


1971 is an account of the escape of six soldiers of the Indian Army taken as prisoners of war by Pakistan Army, during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971. This movie was a must watch after Border. At 2007 National Award, this film won Best Feature Film in Hindi. 1971 is specially mentioned in Ajivit Ghosh Book, 40 Retakes: Bollywood Classics You May Have Missed.
Cast : Manoj Bajpaye
Director : Amrit Sagar


The most exciting thing about Ashutosh Gowarikar’s “Swades” is that the lead actor Shahrukh Khan have never watched this movie. However, fans of this cult classic movie believe that this film was the best performance of Shah Rukh Khan. Swades was very badly marketed movie which leads to an inferior opening and widespread critical acclaim and considered a cult classic of Hindi cinema. Swades is based on the life of Mohan Bharagav, a brahmin NRI who returns to India. Swades was dubbed in Tamil as “Desam” and did well at Chennai Box Office. It is the first foreign movie to shot in NASA’s headquarter. Most talked about thing of this film is AR Rahman music, one of the songs “Yun Hi Chala Chal Rahi” was referenced in Marvel superhero movie “Deadpool 2”.
Cast : Shah Rukh Khan and Gayatri Sharma.
Director : Ashutosh Gowarikar


After an average box office collection of Farhan Akhtar’s “Dil Chahta Hai”, he came with one more ahead of its time coming of age drama. The lead character of Lakshay- Karan played by Hrithik Roshan is very much similar to Akash played by Aamir Khan. The story turns around when Karan Shergill decides to join Indian Army. Lakshya is based on the backdrop of Kargil War but tells about other things such as Indian parents, friendship and a matured relation of the lead actors.
Cast : Hrithik Roshan, Amitabh Bachchan, Boman Irani and Preety Zinta.
Director : Farhan Akhtar

#7.The Legend of Bhagat Singh

This is the second film based on the life of Bhagat Singh released in the same year. Nowadays biopics and true event movies are dominating all genres. However, that time The Legend of Bhagat Singh is not known to many people and underperformed at the time of release. The Legend of Bhagat Singh won two National Award, Ajay Devgn winning his second award for Best Actor National Award.
Cast : Ajay Devgn, Sushant Singh and Amrita Rao.
Director : Rajkumar Santoshi

#8.Jis Desh Mein Ganga Behti Hai

Jis Desh Mein Ganga Behti Hai is an award wining 1960 movie produced by Raj Kapoor himself. This was the first directorial venture of Karmakar, who had previously been cinematographer for many of Kapoor’s films. This is the most oldest Indian Bollywood patriotic film.
Cast : Raj Kapoor.
Director : Radhu Karmakar


In 2001, we had significant good films in that year, such as Gadar, Nayak and Dil Chahta Hai. However, Lagaan remains the most memorable movie of that year and why not. Lagaan became the first Indian Movie to nominated in Oscar. Lagaan stars most promising Bollywood actor Aamir Khan, and himself producing the movie because no one is ready to finance the film. Lagaan was first Indian movie to made on a budget of 250 Million Indian Rupees.
Cast :  Aamir Khan and Gracy Singh.
Director : Ashustosh Gowarikar


Priyadarshan’s Kaalapani was released on 12 April 1996 in 450 theaters worldwide, which was the most massive release for any Indian film until then. Priyadarshan is known for comedy movies in Bollywood, but he had made some of the known art house movies down south, and Kalaapani was one of them. Amitabh Bachchan distributed this film across the country. Kalaapani won 3 National Award including special effects.
Cast : Mohanlal.
Director : Priyadarshan
Hindi Dubbed : Saaza-e-Kaalapani
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