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Top 10 Movies Based on Indian Freedom Struggle

India has a great legacy of struggles and survivals for freedom from Britain. Many movies have released with the plot of Freedom Struggle. Here are the 10 top movies among them...

Gandhi (1982)
Directed by Richard Attenborough. With Ben Kingsley, John Gielgud, Candice Bergen, Edward Fox
Biography of Mohandas K. Gandhi, the lawyer who became the famed leader of the Indian revolts against the British rule through his philosophy of nonviolent protest.
Kala Pani (1996)
Directed by Priyadarshan
With Mohanlal, Amrish Puri, Prabhu, Tabu

Govardhan, a doctor by profession, is wrongly accused of bombing a train and is jailed by the British in Cellular Jail, also known as Kala Pani in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. He witnesses sufferings of hundreds of Indian prisoners there.
Hey Ram (2000)
Directed by Kamal Haasan
 With Kamal Haasan, Shah Rukh Khan, Rani Mukerji, Hema Malini

Saketh Ram's wife is raped and killed during direct action day riots in Calcutta. He is convinced that Mahatma Gandhi is responsible for all the problems happening in the country. He sets out to kill him.
Earth (1998)
Directed by Deepa Mehta
With Aamir Khan, Nandita Das, Rahul Khanna, Maia Sethna

It's 1947 and the borderlines between India and Pakistan are being drawn. A young girl bears witnesses to tragedy as her ayah is caught between the love of two men and the rising tide of political and religious violence.
Hindustani (1996)
Directed by S. Shankar
With Kamal Haasan, Nedumudi Venu, Manisha Koirala, Urmila Matondkar

Senapathy, a veteran freedom fighter, is angry. He is angry against the rampant corruption at every level of the bureaucracy. He will clean it up at any cost.
The Rising: Ballad of Mangal Pandey (2005)
Directed by Ketan Mehta
 With Aamir Khan, Rani Mukerji, Toby Stephens, Coral Beed

Based on the life and times of Mangal Pandey, 1857: The Rising is a film about the leader of the 1857 mutiny and his fight against the British rule.
Urumi: The Warriors Who Wanted to Kill Vasco Da Gama (2011)
Directed by Santosh Sivan
With Prithviraj Sukumaran, Prabhudheva, Genelia D'Souza, Nithya Menon

Chirakkal Kelu Nayanar, a warrior in 16th century Kerala wants to avenge his father killed in a confrontation with Vasco da Gama and his troops and is assisted by his best friend Vavvali and warrior princess Ayesha.
Kerala Varma Pazhassi Raja (2009)
Directed by T. Hariharan
With Mammootty, Sarath Kumar, Mohanlal, Manoj K. Jayan

 Kerala Varma Pazhassi Raja is a 2009 Malayalam historical drama film based on the life of Pazhassi Raja, a Hindu king who fought against the British in the 18th century.
Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose: The Forgotten Hero (2005)
Directed by Shyam Benegal
With Ila Arun, Pankaj Berry, Nicolas Chagrin, Nalini Chatterjee

The film, which is about the last five years of the Indian leader Subhas Chandra Bose's life, also includes his life's story in flashback sequences. However, it does not cover the controversy surrounding Bose's death.
Sardar (1993)
Directed by Ketan Mehta
 With Paresh Rawal, Tom Alter, Riju Bajaj, Elisa D'Souza

 An account of Vallbhbhai Patel's political life while India was taking first steps as an independent country.