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Top 10 Movies To Watch On Independence Day

15th August is Independence day what could be a better way to celebrate than watching movies that brings out the patriot in you? Here's a list of the top 10 movies you should watch on Independence day.

1

Chak De! India

Chak De! India

Shahrukh Khan plays a tainted former hockey star who is appointed to coach the crumbling but full of potential Indian women's hockey team. The story follows how he used the opportunity to clear his name and bring the women's hockey team to glory.

2

Bhaag Milkha Bhaag

Bhaag Milkha Bhaag

Farhan Aktar won the Filmfare award as the best actor for playing one of India's most iconic athletes in this movie. Milkha Singh overcomes a lot of obstacles to become a world champion and is nicknamed as the 'Flying Sikh'. The movie chronicles his journey to the top.

3

Rang De Basanti

Rang De Basanti

Directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra and music by A R Rahman, Rang De Basanti is a nouveu cult movie about a few students who portray various freedom fighters, awakening their patriotism as they rebel for a cause. The movie is beautifully brought to life through the acting and screenplay.

4

Sarfarosh

Sarfarosh

After Amir Khan's character's brother is killed and his father is severely injured by terrorists, he quits his medical studies to join the Indian Police Service to wipe out the terrorists.

5

Main Hoon Na

Main Hoon Na

To fulfil his father's dying wish of reuniting his family as well as on orders to protect the General's daughter, Major Ram goes undercover as a student. Shah Rukh Khan has acted to the best of his ability in this thriller, comedy and is worth a watch.

6

Border

Border

An action movie through and through, the movie is an adaptation from real life events that happened at the Battle of Longewala fought in Rajasthan, where a band of 120 soldiers defend their post all night until helped by the Air Force.

7

Gadar

Gadar

During the partition, Tara marries Sakina and they live a happy life. However their happiness is short-lived when Sakina's father forces her to stay in Pakistan and separates her from her family. Undoubtedly one of Sunny Deol's best work yet. The movie was first released in 2001.

8

Lagaan

Lagaan

A group of Champaner villagers led by a feisty young man challenge the British to a game of cricket to get their land tax waived. Their biggest hurdle is that no one knows to play the game. Another iconic bollywood movie, it has a 95% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The movie is directed by Ashutosh Gowariker and won many rave reviews and awards.

9

Swades

Swades

Mohan (Played by Shah Rukh Khan) is a project manager who is employed with NASA, travels to India to take his nanny along with him. Little does he know that this journey will change his life forever. Swades is one of the most loved movies in this genre because of it's well woven story and subtle nuances that are very rare to come by in bollywood movies.

10

Kranti

Kranti

Sanga, a devout employee of Raja Laxman Singh, is falsely accused of killing him. He escapes prison and forms a group of revolutionaries with the sole aim of driving the British out of India. Directed and acted by Manoj Kumar, Kranti was very well received by the audience for it's blockbuster music by the late Laxmikant Pyarelal and for the array of star cast portraying the characters.