#Independence Day special: 7 Movies based on India’s independence movement

#Independence Day special: 7 Movies based on India’s independence movement
Indian independence was a result of a long struggle, in which thousands of people, majority of who remain unknown to date sacrificed their lives. The best way to pay homage to these people is to remember them in our daily lives, and watching Bollywood movies based on the Indian independence movement is surely a good way to keep the spirit of independence alive.

This independence day, we tell you about some of the best movies based on the Indian Independence struggle that would make you salute the unsung heroes.

1942: A Love Story

1942: A Love Story


The film starred Anil Kapoor and Manisha Koirala as lovers who tread on to the path of Indian independence from the British rule. Set in 1942, this movie had heart-melting performances by a consolidated cast and music by R.D. Burman, with Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s direction.

Mangal Pandey: The Rising

Mangal Pandey: The Rising


Some historians are of the belief that the independence movement was started by a rebellion Mangal Pandey back in 1857. Pandey served as a sepoy in the army of the East India Company, and started a revolution when he learned of beef being used to grease bullets. Aamir Khan played Pandey and made a comeback to acting after a break of 4 years.
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Rang De Basanti

Rang De Basanti


Even though the film was not based on the independence struggle, this movie can’t be ignored because of the way it showcased the lives of Indian revolutionaries Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev, Rajguru, Ram Prasad Bismil and Ashfaqulla Khan, albeit in the form of a documentary.

The Legend Of Bhagat Singh

The Legend Of Bhagat Singh


Directed by Rajkumar Santoshi, this movie showcased the life of revolutionaries Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru. Out of the many films made on the lives of these three martyrs, this one takes the cake of being the best-executed movie, with exemplary performances, script and music.
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Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Se

Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Se


Directed by Ashutosh Gowariker, this is a period drama set in 1930s, in the backdrop of the Chittagong uprising. Even though the film failed to perform well at the box office, it managed to strike a chord with those fond of patriotic movies.

Lagaan

Lagaan


The movie tells a different story of Indian Independence struggle, where there was no violence but sports. Even though it was based on a fictional story, this movie recounts the tale of how a group of Indian villagers fought the British in their own manner.
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Kranti

Kranti


Based on a story by Javed Akhtar, this legendry movie had Dilip Kumar, Manoj Kumar, Hema Malini, Shatrughan Sinha and various other actors. This movie was about a group of revolutionaries who raised their voice against the British Rule. Dilip Kumar came back to acting after 5 years with this movie.