Independence Day 2017: Here Are 5 Bollywood’s Most Patriotic Songs

It’s time for us to sit back and salute the nation as it marks 70 years of being independent. brings 5 songs that make us proud Indians...

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Independence Day 2017: Here Are 5 Bollywood’s Most Patriotic Songs

It has been 70 years since India was declared independent and just like songs for various festivals/occasions, Bollywood comprises tracks for the special day as well. Replete with gut-wrenching lyrics and soulful music, they will instil a sense of pride within you.

On Independence Day, let’s take a look at patriotic songs which have left an indelible impression on our minds:

Aye Mere Watan Ke Logon

This soulful number crooned by legendary Lata Mangeshkar is sure to leave you teary-eyed. The song, composed by C Ramachandra, was written by Kavi Pradeep in honour of Indian soldiers who lost their lives in the 1962 war with China.

Aye Mere Pyaare Watan

The song from Kabuliwala (1961) is one of the most moving renditions in Indian cinema. It skilfully brings forth the love for one’s homeland – a force that transcends all boundaries. The track has been sung by Manna Dey and penned by Gulzar.

Kandhon Se Milte Hai Kandhe

This number from the 2005 film Lakshya is one of the most memorable patriotic songs from recent times. It talks about the journey that a soldier goes through when he leaves his near and dear ones behind and prepares for an impending war. Sung by Kunal Ganjawala, Sonu Nigam, Roop Kumar Rathod, Vijay Prakash, Hariharan and Shankar Mahadevan, this one was penned by Javed Akhtar. The tune was composed by the trio Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy.

Maa Tujhe Salaam

Maa Tujhe Salaam, rendered by AR Rahman had him singing praise for his motherland and how its beauty is unparalleled. This song perfectly represents the spirit of Independence Day.

Kar Chale Hum Fida

Sung by Mohammed Rafi, the track (Haqeeqat, 1964) is about a soldier who talks about giving it all for the country and is now leaving the world with the faith that future generations will safeguard the hard-earned freedom of the country.

Yeh Jo Des Hai Tera

The 2004 film Swades starring Shah Rukh Khan had all his fans humming this one. The song was composed and sung by AR Rahman and the lyrics were courtesy Javed Akhtar. It depicts the mindset of an individual who wants to come back and develop his home nation, but cannot leave his job elsewhere. The words and the tune are nicely amalgamated to form a string that pulls a NRI back to his nation. 


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