I-Day: 10 films that define what patriotism means to young India
Aug 14, 2012 17:21pm
Not independence from colonial rule, but the India of today faces different struggles, some of which are illustrated in these movies.
'Chak De! India': Directed by Shimit Amin, this Shah Rukh Khan starrer film brought back a lot of focus on the neglected national sport hockey.
'Swades': Written, produced and directed by Ashutosh Gowariker, the film stirs a sense of accountability towards India.
'Rang De Basanti': Directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, this film illustrated the significance of freedom for the young India.
'Lagaan': Ashutosh Gowariker directed this genius that combined cricket, patriotism and A.R. Rahman's music.
'Lakshya': Karan Shergill (Hrithik Roshan) lived in a bubble and couldn't care less about the world, until he lands in the army. The movie inspires one to join the army, or at least snap out of a passive state.
'Yuva': A provoking film directed by Mani Ratnam that motivates young India to participate in politics rather than sit back and criticize the system.
'Sarfarosh': Directed by John Matthew Matthan, the film revolves around a tough cop who fights against acts of terrorism.
'Munna Bhai M.B.B.S.': Rajkumar Hirani's 'Munna Bhai' franchise triggered 'Gandhigiri' across the country, a plea to follow the path of non-violence.
'A Wednesday!': A captivating film that portrays the frustrations and desperation of the common man to avenge terrorism.