India will be celebrating its 75th Republic Day tomorrow, the 26th of January. As the nation is gearing up for the annual flag-hoisting ritual, let’s reflect on our history and the successful tenure of our constitution. As the day celebrates the victory of our country, let us celebrate the sacrifices of those heroes who have made it possible.
Here’s a list of some of the thought-provoking movies to watch on Republic Day and feel the patriotic zeal.
1. Chak De! India
One of the hit films of Shah Rukh Khan that follows the story of a hockey player. It showcases him falling prey to socio-political conflict and that’s how he decides to build a girl’s hockey team and represent the nation at a global level. The movie showcases the true sense of passion and patriotism with a mixture of sports and drama.
2. Article 15
The movie is not about war at the border but the existing war that the people of the nation are fighting for years. According to Article 15 of the Indian constitution, discrimination based on religion, race, caste, sex, or place of birth is prohibited.
The movie rightfully showcases how in some parts of the country, a person’s worth is determined through his/her caste. As Ayushmann Khurrana’s character comes across the murder of three girls from the lower caste, he recognizes the social disparities these people face.
3. URI: The Surgical Strike
Based on the 2016 Uri attacks, the movie showcased how the Indian army counteracts the attack. It stars Vicky Kaushal, Yami Gautam, Paresh Rawal, and Mohit Raina in key roles. It strategically portrays the techniques and warfare used to execute the action and make it successful.
One of the iconic war films that has been cherished to date. Accompanying a heavy list of star cast, the movie is set against the backdrop of the 1971 India-Pakistan War. The film portrays the battle of Longewala and it will surely make you shed tears throughout the film.
Adapted from a real-life story of a spy agent, the film follows the story of Kashmiri girl Sehmat Khan. She is married off to Iqbal Syed, a Pakistani army officer. She goes to Pakistan as a spy and helps in collecting important information about Pakistan and their possible future attacks against India.
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