Patriotism is a feeling that is not inherited from someone but in fact ingrained in each one of us. You cannot force someone to feel patriotic towards one’s country as it’s a feeling that should come naturally.
Three days from today we will be celebrating 70 years of independence. So ahead of Independence Day we bring you 10 scenes from Hindi films that will easily evoke patriotic feeling at any given point of time.
Towards the climax of this film we see Mahavir (Aamir Khan) tricked into a room in which he gets locked right before the final wrestling match of his daughter Geeta. Mahavir tries every possible way to break free himself but his attempts don’t bear any fruits. At last the panic and helplessness feeling that we see on his face turns into joy and he actually starts crying as he hear India’s National Anthem that’s being played in the stadium. This one scene from DANGAL literally gives goosebumps.
There’s a scene towards the end of this film where Ranjit Katyal (Akshay Kumar) is in Amman Embassy and he along with the other Indians who are with him are desperately seeking help from the embassy but the officials at the embassy cannot help them until and unless they receive orders from the desired authorities. Giving up all hopes Ranjit turns towards his family only to overhear the conversation between the officials that they have received official orders. As Ranjit comes out he sees India’s flag being hoisted at the Embassy which makes him wonder that the country which he has left long ago is there to help him in the hour of despair.
Ajay Singh (Akshay Kumar) and his team of Jai and Shukla (Rana Daggubati and Anupam Kher) after lot of hardships are about to fly off and thereby smuggle Maulana back to India by deceiving the authorities of Arab. That scene keeps you on tenterhooks as at any moment either the Indian army officers will escape or get caught but surprisingly the Arab police chief let them escape as he knows that Maulana is a terrorist. At this point we feel patriotic because the officers have risked their life, careers and reputation just to capture the terrorist. It shows how much their country means to them that they don’t even care about being caught.
Bhaag Milkha Bhaag
BHAAG MILKHA BHAAG (2013):
Every time Milkha wins a race it makes you rejoice for him especially the time when he reluctantly goes to Pakistan for a race with their athlete despite having haunting memories attached with that land. But Milkha overcomes his fear and wins the race eventually. That moment was so poignant that it actually makes you cry.
NAMASTEY LONDON (2007):
There’s a scene in this film when Akshay comes to Katrina’s rescue as she is unable to stand up for her country of origin India. The way Akshay lays out why India is an incredible country who believes in treating every country with respect instead of look down upon them. That one monologue of Akshay is certainly one of the highlight of this film and instantly makes you feel proud of your country.
Rang De Basanti
RANG DE BASANTI (2006):
There are several scenes in fact the entire film is patriotic but there’s this particular scene where Siddharth says, “Koi bhi desh perfect nahi hota usse perfect banana padta hai” this particular dialogue holds so much of truth especially for a country like India where everyone is busy blaming the authorities we never think of bring change within ourselves and thereby in the system.
The transformation that Hrithik’s character goes through is really very touching and inspiring. The first time Hrithik sees the no man’s land and India’s flag at the border he is amazed to notice that though he always knew but he never felt so proud to be an Indian as he never thought about it so closely and deeply.
This film not only evokes feelings of patriotism in the people of India but also in those who are residing outside the country i. e the entire Indian Diaspora. Now we don’t know after watching the film if any of the NRIs were inspired to move back to their roots but the film itself was inspired by the real life story of Aravinda Pillalamarri and Ravi Kuchimanchi, the NRI couple who returned to India and developed the pedal power generator to light remote, off-the-grid village schools. Now tell us why anyone wouldn’t be inspired from such a marvelous film.
Gadar - Ek prem katha
GADAR: EK PREM KATHA (2001):
Though this film is a periodic action drama that tells the story of a Sikh who falls in love with a Muslim aristocratic woman. When Tara (Sunny) goes to bring back his wife from the clutches of her family, he very proudly says that “Tumhara Pakistan Zindabad hai isse hamein koi aitraaz nahi, magar hamara Hindustan Zindabaad tha, Zindabaad hai aur Zindabaad Rahega.” This dialogue shows what Indians truly are as we always believe in ourselves and not in disrespecting others.
The last shot that the Indian team needs so desperately makes you impatient as we all are rooting for this team and badly wants them to win the match and thereby free themselves from the tyranny of the Britishers. If this is not patriotism then what it is?