We’ve listed 55 Patriotic movies, that were uniquely made by our Hindi industry filmmakers. While some will make you proud to be an Indian, some were just an eye openers of sorts.


Films celebrating the country’s proud heritage and history have long been a favorite theme of our industry. While some earned accolades, some have also faced controversies and caused great debate among viewers.

As we celebrate India’s 69th year of independence from the British, it’s time to remember those 55 patriotic films made by filmmakers of our country:

Swades (2004)

Swades (2004) Movie Poster
Swades (2004) Movie Poster

Rang De Basanti (2006)

Rang De Basanti (2006) Movie Poster
Rang De Basanti (2006) Movie Poster

Gandhi (1982)

Gandhi (1982) Movie Poster
Gandhi (1982) Movie Poster

Krantiveer (1994)

Krantiveer (1994) Movie Poster
Krantiveer (1994) Movie Poster

Prahaar: The Final Attack (1991)

Prahaar: The Final Attack (1991) Movie Poster
Prahaar: The Final Attack (1991) Movie Poster

Chakde! India (2007)

Chakde! India (2007) Movie Poster
Chakde! India (2007) Movie Poster

Sarfarosh (1999)

Sarfarosh (1999) Movie Poster
Sarfarosh (1999) Movie Poster

Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001)

Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001) Movie Poster
Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001) Movie Poster

The Rising: Ballad of Mangal Pandey (2005)

The Rising: Ballad of Mangal Pandey (2005) Movie Poster
The Rising: Ballad of Mangal Pandey (2005) Movie Poster

LOC: Kargil (2003)

LOC: Kargil (2003) Movie Poster
LOC: Kargil (2003) Movie Poster

Shaheed (1965)

Shaheed (1965) Movie Poster
Shaheed (1965) Movie Poster

Border (1997)

Border (1997) Movie Poster
Border (1997) Movie Poster

Tirangaa (1992)

Tirangaa (1992) Movie Poster
Tirangaa (1992) Movie Poster

The Legend of Bhagat Singh (2002)

The Legend of Bhagat Singh (2002) Movie Poster
The Legend of Bhagat Singh (2002) Movie Poster

Tango Charlie (2005)

Tango Charlie (2005) Movie Poster
Tango Charlie (2005) Movie Poster

Ab Tumhare Hawale Watan Saathiyo (2004)

Ab Tumhare Hawale Watan Saathiyo (2004) Movie Poster
Ab Tumhare Hawale Watan Saathiyo (2004) Movie Poster

Kohram (1999)

Kohram (1999) Movie Poster
Kohram (1999) Movie Poster

1971 (2007)

1971 (2007) Movie Poster
1971 (2007) Movie Poster

Kya Dilli Kya Lahore (2014)

Kya Dilli Kya Lahore (2014) Movie Poster
Kya Dilli Kya Lahore (2014) Movie Poster

Haqeeqat (1964)

Haqeeqat (1964) Movie Poster
Haqeeqat (1964) Movie Poster

Purab Aur Pachhim (1970)

Purab Aur Pachhim (1970) Movie Poster
Purab Aur Pachhim (1970) Movie Poster

Lakshya (2004)

Lakshya (2004) Movie Poster
Lakshya (2004) Movie Poster

Heroes (2008)

Heroes (2008) Movie Poster
Heroes (2008) Movie Poster

Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose: The Forgotten Hero (2005)

Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose: The Forgotten Hero (2005) Movie Poster
Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose: The Forgotten Hero (2005) Movie Poster

Zameen (2003)

Zameen (2003) Movie Poster
Zameen (2003) Movie Poster

Deewaar: Let’s Bring Our Heroes Home (2004)

Deewaar: Let's Bring Our Heroes Home (2004) Movie Poster
Deewaar: Let’s Bring Our Heroes Home (2004) Movie Poster

Kranti (1981)

Kranti (1981) Movie Poster
Kranti (1981) Movie Poster

Mr India (1987)

Mr India (1987) Movie Poster
Mr India (1987) Movie Poster

Upkar (1967)

Upkar (1967) Movie Poster
Upkar (1967) Movie Poster

Mission Kashmir (2000)

Mission Kashmir (2000) Movie Poster
Mission Kashmir (2000) Movie Poster

Bandhan (1940)

Bandhan (1940) Movie Poster
Bandhan (1940) Movie Poster

1942: A Love Story (1994)

1942: A Love Story (1994) Movie Poster
1942: A Love Story (1994) Movie Poster

Kismet (1943)

Kismet (1943) Movie Poster
Kismet (1943) Movie Poster

Jhansi Ki Rani (1953)

Jhansi Ki Rani (1953) Movie Poster
Jhansi Ki Rani (1953) Movie Poster

Anand Math (1952)

Anand Math (1952) Movie Poster
Anand Math (1952) Movie Poster

Mother India (1957)

Mother India (1957) Movie Poster
Mother India (1957) Movie Poster

Naya Daur (1957)

Naya Daur (1957) Movie Poster
Naya Daur (1957) Movie Poster

Hum Hindustani (1960)

Hum Hindustani (1960) Movie Poster
Hum Hindustani (1960) Movie Poster

Jis Desh Men Ganga Behti Hai (1960)

Jis Desh Men Ganga Behti Hai (1960) Movie Poster
Jis Desh Men Ganga Behti Hai (1960) Movie Poster

Leader (1964)

Leader (1964) Movie Poster
Leader (1964) Movie Poster

Sikandar E Azam (1965)

Sikandar E Azam (1965) Movie Poster
Sikandar E Azam (1965) Movie Poster

Saat Hindustani (1969)

Saat Hindustani (1969) Movie Poster
Saat Hindustani (1969) Movie Poster

Prem Pujari (1970)

Prem Pujari (1970) Movie Poster
Prem Pujari (1970) Movie Poster

Lalkaar (1972)

Lalkaar (1972) Movie Poster
Lalkaar (1972) Movie Poster

Jaagruti (1992)

Jaagruti (1992) Movie Poster
Jaagruti (1992) Movie Poster

Gadar: Ek Prem Katha (2001)

Gadar: Ek Prem Katha (2001) Movie Poster
Gadar: Ek Prem Katha (2001) Movie Poster

Maa Tujhhe Salaam (2002)

Maa Tujhhe Salaam (2002) Movie Poster
Maa Tujhhe Salaam (2002) Movie Poster

The Hero: Love Story of a Spy (2003)

The Hero: Love Story of a Spy (2003) Movie Poster
The Hero: Love Story of a Spy (2003) Movie Poster

Pinjar (2003)

Pinjar (2003) Movie Poster
Pinjar (2003) Movie Poster

I Proud to Be an Indian (2004)

I Proud to Be an Indian (2004) Movie Poster
I Proud to Be an Indian (2004) Movie Poster

Shikhar (2005)

Shikhar (2005) Movie Poster
Shikhar (2005) Movie Poster

A Wednesday! (2008)

A Wednesday! (2008) Movie Poster
A Wednesday! (2008) Movie Poster

Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey (2010)

Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey (2010) Movie Poster
Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey (2010) Movie Poster

Bhaag Milkha Bhaag

Bhaag Milkha Bhaag Poster
Bhaag Milkha Bhaag Poster

Mary Kom (2014)

Mary Kom (2014) Poster
Mary Kom (2014) Poster

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