On Aug 15, 2018 India will celebrate its 72nd Independence Day. While the entire Nation pays it's repsect to the ones who laid their lives for our freedom, Bollywood has churned out some repleteut-wrenching lyrics and soulful music, which will instantly instil a sense of pride within you. As the Independence Day, 2018 is round the corner, we bring to you a list of Bollywood’s best songs written for our country, which will bring out the patriotist in you.
The song, Ae Watan from Alia Bhatt and Vicky Kaushal starrer Raazi has two versions- one which is crooned by Aritji Singh while the other is sung by Sunidhi Chauhan. Written by Gulzar, the song will surely make you proud of your country.
The song from John Abraham and Diana Penty-starrer Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran, shows the journey of India becoming a nuclear state. With a patriotic flavour to it, the song shows the Indian Army officers taking the plunge. The track is composed by duo Sachin-Jigar, which sounds like a positive anthem.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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