Must-Watch Films for Republic Day: Republic Day is around the corner, and every Indian is ignited with the feeling of patriotism in their heart. While the upcoming patriotic film “Fighter,” starring Deepika Padukone and Hrithik Roshan, is all set to release on January 25, 2024, let’s look back at some gems that gave us the feeling of a proud India. So in case you feel like sitting back at home and enjoying the national holiday with family, you can watch these films from the comfort of your couch on various OTT platforms.

The Vaccine War (Disney + Hotstar)

The COVID pandemic was a tragic event in world history. While people were quarantined at home and battling the virus, there were warriors out there who were finding the cure to the deadly virus. The film tells the tale of the Indian medical community, who not only found the cure but also controlled the rumors that were more contagious than the disease itself.

Sardar Uddham (Amazon Prime)

Directed by Shoojit Sarkar, “Sardar Uddham” is based on the life of Indian Revolutionary Uddham Singh. The tale is about his revenge for the Jallianwala Bagh massacre. The tragic, tense, and compelling storyline is indeed enough to hook you to the screen till the end.

Article 15 (Netflix)

Among many issues prevailing in society, one of the most toxic ones is caste discrimination. The major area which often becomes a prey to this is the rural areas. “Article 15″ is a film about an upright police officer on a mission to fight against violent caste-based crimes.

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Shershaah (Amazon Prime)

“Shershaah” chronicles the love story of an Indian soldier Vikram Batra, a martyr of the Kargil war. The endearing chemistry between Siddharth Malhotra and Kiara Advani is enough to make you emotional until the climax.

Raazi (Amazon Prime)

Being in the war field isn’t the only way to protect your country. Alia Bhatt starrer “Raazi” is a biopic that tells the story of an undercover RAW agent, Sehmat, who is married by her father into a Pakistani family to get some crucial information about the enemy.

Rang De Basanti (Netflix)

While acting like the spiritual heirs of freedom fighters, a group of five students end up fighting for their country, which leads them to question and combat the corruption of their government. The ensemble cast includes  Aamir Khan, R. Madhavan, Sharman Joshi, Atul Kulkarni, Soha Ali Khan,  and Kunal Kapoor.

Swades (Netflix)

When talking about patriotic films, how can we miss the masterpiece “Swades”? Despite being a two-decade-old film, this Shah Rukh Khan starrer manages to remain relevant to the audience of every generation. The film explores societal issues and continues to evoke feelings of patriotism among the audience.

Chak De India (Amazon Prime)

What can be a better way to celebrate Republic Day than feeling both patriotic and sporty while watching “Chak De India”? The story of an ex-hockey player who trains the Indian women’s hockey team to regain his lost honor and show his devotion to the nation.

Lakshya (Netflix)

Based on the 1999 Kargil War, “Lakshya” is a film about an aimless Delhi boy, Karan Shergill (Hrithik Roshan), who joins the Indian Army on a whim. The story is about his transformation from a lazy boy to a brave soldier to make his beloved girlfriend proud.

Mangal Pandey: The Rising (Amazon Prime)

Mangal Pandey is a biographical film based on the life of Indian Revolutionary “Mangal Pandey.” The story is about the Indian soldier turned freedom fighter and his rebellion against the British Empire.

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