It’s that time of the year when patriotic songs will probably be playing in every corner of the country. Here’s a round-up of five of our all-time favourite patriotic numbers from Bollywood that has been a perfect mix of patriotism and entertainment over the years.
Bharat Humko Jaan Se Pyaara Hai from Roja
The sensitive Kashmir problem was beautifully tackled in this Mani Ratnam film. A young couple from south India goes for a honeymoon and the groom is kidnapped by jihadis. This song truly epitomizes the spirit of the movie and Hariharan’s voice tugs at just the right strings of your heart.
Kandhon Se Milte Hai Kandhe from Lakshya
The highly motivated song from the movie Lakshya based on the Kargil war depicts the life of soldiers on the border. The song is written by legendary lyricist Javed Akhtar and composed by Shankar Ehsaan Loy. The song is sung by Shankar Mahadeva, Sonu Nigam, Hariharan, Roop Kumar Rathod, Vijay Prakash and KunalGanjawala.
Kuch Kariye from Chak De India
Sung by Sukhwinder Singh, Salim-Sulaiman and Marianne D’Cruz, the song evokes patriotism like no other. This track features Shah Rukh Khan as a hockey coach who wants his team to make India proud by winning the championship. When we saw this song for the first time, we thought it was just a catchy number with a long-haired Shahrukh and his swagger in a hockey stadium. But after watching the movie, the entire nation including us went berserk and realised the importance of this theme song in the film.
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Yeh Jo Desh Hai Mera from Swades
Starting with a shehnai-like instrument, nobody expected this AR Rahman song to be so good. It grows on you slowly.Going with the theme of the movie perfectly, this song makes you realise how lucky one is to be born in such a wonderful country like India.
Sandese Aate Hai from Border
No list of patritotic songs can be complete without this number on the list. What makes this song a beautiful hear is that the number is not just a patriotic one but also a romantic one with a soldier calling out to his lover andone when he is shown to be missing his village and his family. This song just makes you love and respect our soldiers more and makes us see the innocent side of the brave warriors.
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