On Thursday, Indians from all around the world will commemorate the 73rd Republic Day of their nation. The unique event draws attention to the fundamental values that make up the Constitution. Many authors have attempted to convey the spirit of India in their works over the years. Here are a few engrossing films with patriotic overtones that are simply too fantastic to pass up. The Government of India Act of 1935 was replaced as the law governing the nation by the 1949-adopted Constitution. It was at this point that India became a republic. India won its independence from the British in 1947 after a protracted and challenging battle.

‘Indian’ (1996)

The film, which starred Kamal Haasan, was about an old independence fighter who tried to end corruption by punishing corrupt authorities. The movie contained pretty much everything, from an impactful flashback segment about the difficulties of the independence struggle to action scenes, that one would anticipate from a thought-provoking commercial film. The Shankar-directed classic was chosen to represent India at the Oscars but was not chosen.

‘Border’ (1997)

The masterpiece of renowned filmmaker J P Dutta focused on the difficulties the Indian Army encountered in defending the nation and was based on events that occurred during the Battle of Longewala in 1971. Sunny Deol, Suniel Shetty, and Akshaye Khanna were among the ensemble cast’s main actors. The Biggie became popular with the public as a result of its compelling military scenes and strong acting. The music, which was written by Anu Malik, was really helpful because it included classic songs that went well with the story, such as Sandese Aate Hai and To Chaloon.

‘Swades’ (Hindi, 2004)

A NASA scientist who falls in love with his motherland all over again is the subject of Shah Rukh Khan’s engrossing performance in filmmaker Ashutosh Gowariker’s labor of love. The movie was well-received, and critics praised it for being a luminous ode to the warmth and simplicity that are emblematic of the “true India.” At the box office, it did not perform particularly well, though.

‘Rang De Basanti’ (2006)

When he held the microphone for this priceless work of art, director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, who made his feature film debut with the underappreciated Aks, demonstrated clearly his prowess as a storyteller. Three close friends battle a corrupt system after a tragedy in the Aamir Khan film, which featured his performance. It tributes to the principles held by freedom fighters were presented, and it was emphasized that authorities must be questioned if the nation is to advance. Atul Kulkarni, Soha Ali Khan, Sharman Joshi, and Kunal Kapoor were among its cast members. A minor yet crucial role in the hit movie was played by Madhavan. Luka Chuppi and Khalbali, are two songs from Rang De Basanti that have become cult favorites.

‘Raazi’ (2018)

Before the 1971 Indo-Pakistani War, Alia Bhatt portrayed a RAW spy who weds into the family of a Pakistani official in order to obtain critical information. The espionage thriller performer from Udta Punjab gave a subdued yet compelling performance, highlighting the vulnerable side of her character. The Meghna Gulzar-directed film’s shining point was her chemistry with an earnest Vicky Kaushal. The box office hit Raazi attracted notice because of its deft storyline and the stirring Aye Watan song.

‘Shershaah’ (2021)

In the first Hindi film directed by Tamil filmmaker Vishnuvardhan, Shershaah, about the life of Captain Vikram Batra, a “Kargil Hero,” Sidharth Malhotra gave the performance of a lifetime. The movie received plaudits for its realistic portrayal of the military operation’s tactics and its stirring ending. It was her first time working with “Sid,” and Kiara Advani played the major role.