Bollywood Movies That Will Make You Feel Patriotic

There are entertaining flicks and then there are flicks that bring out the Indian in you. Emotions, sensitivity and patriotism–these movies will give you a taste of all the flavours.

Here’s a list of Bollywood movies that will make you feel patriotic.

Gadar-Ek Prem Katha

One of the biggest hits by Sunny paaji, Gadar is a movie that beautifully shows how Sunny Deol aka Tara crosses the border into Pakistan to bring his wife Amisha Deol aka Sakina back. He struggles hard and is even asked to cheer for Pakistan and insult India at the same time. Owing to his loyalty towards his country, he decides to fight the tough battle all by himself.

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Rang De Basanti

One of the most enjoyed flicks in the film industry, Aamir Khan starrer Rang De Basanti shows how the youth of the country thought of them as freedom fighters and rebelled against the system prevailing that time. Packed with patriotism, this movie definitely instills a feeling of pride for our country.

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If you are a fan of Akshay Kumar, you must watch Holiday. Akshay aka Virat is serving the Indian Army in this movie. While he is on his way to his home in Mumbai, he witnesses a bomb blast and successfully manages to catch the man who plants the bomb. He also manages to stop serial blasts planned in the city.

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Chak De India

Chak De India is all about how a former hockey star proves his loyalty to the nation after being blamed for betraying his country. He becomes the coach for the Indian Women’s National Hockey Team and trains them to become excellent hockey players.

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You definitely cannot miss this one! Border, one of the biggest hits by director J P Dutta definitely deserves to be in the list of Bollywood movies that will make you feel patriotic. This movie is based on the real battle Longewala. Watch how the Indian soldiers fight against all odds to protect their Motherland.

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If the song “ab tumhare hawale watan saathiyo” brings out patriotism in you, Haqeeqat will definitely do wonders to your Indian pride. This movie is one of the best war films ever made in Bollywood. It is a true story about the first war India encountered with China. How the movie pays a tribute to its martyrs and soldiers is a treat to watch.

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The biggest blockbuster of 2001, Lagaan is a movie about how a cricket match decides whether the tax would be levied on villagers or not. Watch yourself how the villagers accept the challenge of playing cricket and winning back their rights.

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Purab aur Paschim

This is one movie the Indian cinema proudly boasts of! Manoj Kumar aka Bharat who goes to Britain for higher studies observes the difference in the cultures of the East and West. He takes the initiative of changing the thinking of Indians settled in Britain after seeing how badly they have shunned both India and Indians.


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We are sure all of you would agree to the fact that Aamir Khan did a superb job in Sarfarosh. The way he handled the task of apprehending terrorists and exposing people behind the supply of arms from Pakistan is simply commendable. A true Hindustani, we must say!

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No one would have done a better job than Shah Rukh Khan himself as the patriotic NRI! The story of Swades revolves around an NRI who visits his grandmother in India and falls in love with the country. Despite having the need to return to his job at NASA, he volunteers to work towards the betterment of the small village. And just in case you want to travel to places, check out these places in India that will make you feel patriotic.

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Keep a tub of popcorn ready and enjoy watching Bollywood movies that will make you feel patriotic. Jai Hind!

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