Indian’s will be celebrating India’s 70th independence day on the 15th of August. In 1947, India acquired its liberty and rights from British Raj. A fight for freedom initiated in the year 1857 under the leadership of Mahatma Gandhi. On this day, all Indians pay respect to great leaders and freedom fighters who battled for the country’s freedom. Indians across the world will be celebrating independence day in full swing while no celebrations take place without music since music is a part of India’s culture.
Any country’s artists are greatly responsible for spreading positivity through their work. India’s classical singers have hit all the right chords in the right places. Many have produced great patriotic music over the years. On Independence Day, all the government buildings and workplaces are decorated with wonderful lighting. Patriotic music is played all August while India’s tricolor flag hovers at a height.
It is the ideal time when every Indian hears such great energetic melodies which portray love, appreciation, and patriotism towards the nation. Everyone knows that in India, any festival is incomplete without music, so on this Independence Day, we bring you top 5 Hindi patriotic songs that will reignite the flame of patriotism!
RANG DE BASANTI – A.R. RAHMAN
Movie: Rang De Basanti
Released in the year: 2006
Rang De Basanti is the title track of Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s “Rang De Basanti”. The song will surely evoke sentiments of patriotism. This song captured the attention of audiences back in the year 2006 and climbed many chartbusters. The music of the song has been composed by A.R. Rahman. The music video of the song features Aamir Khan, Siddharth Narayan, Kunal Kapoor, Atul Kulkarni, and Sharman Joshi.
DES RANGILA – MAHALAKSHMI IYER
Released in the year: 2006
Des Rangila is such an energetic Bollywood song beautifully sung by Indian playback singer, Mahalakshmi Iyer. The music video of the song features Aamir Khan and Kajol. The storyline of the movie revolves around the struggle between patriotism and love, with Aamir Khan playing an Indian armed force fighter who’s a deceiver and Kajol as blind Zuni. A great song to listen to, this independence day.
CHAK DE! INDIA – SALIM & SUKHWINDER
Movie: Chak De! India
Released in the year: 2007
Chak De! India serves the purpose of energy drink for all proud Indians. A great title song to listen to on the 15th from the film Chak De! India. The song is sung by Salim Merchant and Sukhwinder Singh. The film won its driving man the National Award and put the Indian national sport (Hockey) back on the maps. One of our favourites from the list.
VANDE MATARAM – LATA MANGESHKAR
Released in the year: 1998
The beauty of Vande Mataram lies in its lyrics. The song is sung by Indian playback singer and occasional music-composer, Lata Mangeshkar. The song is a hymn to the Mother Land and was released back in 1998 but originally taken from Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay‘s 1882 novel, Anandamath. The literal meaning of the word Vande Mataram is “I pray/bow down to thee, Mother”. A very classical choice on our exclusive list.
AISA DES HAI MERA – UDIT NARAYAN, GURDAS MAAN, PREETHA MAZUMDAR, AND LATA MANGESHKAR
Released in the year: 2004
“Be it the people, places or the culture, it’s a country we live in & a nation we are proud of” is what the song, Aisa Des Hai Mera depicts. A song that is a must listen on our list. The song is a part of a blockbuster movie, Veer-Zaara. The song features King Khan and Preity Zinta.
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