15 August 2019
Bhubaneswar: When we think of Hindi patriotic songs, we immediately start humming independent numbers like Ae Mere Watan Logon by Lata Mangeshkar, Maa Tujhe Salam by AR Rahman and Mile Sur Mere Tumhara. But, Bollywood never disappoints us. Here are some patriotic songs from Hindi films to feel the goosebumps on your skin.
5) Ae Watan
While the recently released song ‘Teri Mitti’ from the film Kesari is more popular, ‘Ae Watan, Mere Watan’ sung by Sunidhi Chauhan for the film ‘Raazi’ has more heart and personal connect. The song depicts an Indian spy (Alia Bhatt) who is undercover in a Pakistani Muslim household.
4) Luka Chuppi
When it comes to soldiers and their family, more people remember ‘Sandese Aate Hain’ from the film ‘Border’. However, 'Luka Chuppi' from 'Rang De Basanti' is an emotional ride into the life of a mother, enacted by Waheeda Rehman, who lost her son, enacted by R. Madhavan, while he was serving India, his country.
3) Kandhon Se Milte Hain Kandhe
This song is the perfect tribute to Indian Army and their valour. While songs like Chale Chalo from Lagaan and Chak De India instill unity in Indians, this number featuring Hrithik Roshan not only inspires us but also pays the perfect tribute to the armed forces.
2) Ye Jo Des Hai Tera
Shah Rukh Khan has many patriotic songs to his name like Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani (2000), Aisa Des Hai Mera from Veer Zaara (2004) and Chak De India, but NRI Mohan Bhargava in Swades (2004) leaving his job in NASA and coming back to his roots is the most heart-warming of all.
1) Ae Watan Tere Liye
While all above songs were after year 2000, the 1900s also blessed Indians with a fair share of patriotic songs. Bharat Humko Jaan Se Pyara Hai from Roja, I love my India from Pardes and Ab Tumhare Hawale Watan Saathiyon from Haqeeqat (1964) still tug at people’s heartstrings. But, the lyrics ‘Dil Diya Hai Jaan Bhi Denge, Ae Watan Tere Liye’ from the film Karma (1986) stands tall and reflects the common man’s emotions.