On August 15, 1947, after a long drawn struggle, India finally managed to free itself from the British rule. The day serves as a timely reminder of the struggle for independence and many lives that were sacrificed in pursuit of it. India will celebrate its 72nd Independence Day this Wednesday.
Independence Day is a national holiday and is celebrated with much fervour across the nation. India’s freedom struggle was a hard-fought one and Independence Day is the day to pledge and to protect the unity and integrity of our country.
It was this day when the Indian National Flag was hoisted for the first time by our first Prime Minister of Independent India, Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru, above the Lahori Gate of Red Fort in Delhi and since then it has become a custom to hoist the National Flag on every Independence day by Indian Prime Minister.
At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom,” perfectly capture the struggle and the consequent joy one felt on Independence Day. –Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru
This important day in India’s history is a day to pay our respect and our remember our freedom fighters who sacrificed their life for the freedom of their country. 15th August is also a day to celebrate our freedom and reignite patriotism and love towards our country.
Every year Independence day reminds us that freedom is not free and that was hard-earned by freedom fighters and patriots paying for it with their efforts and even their lives.
As India turns 72 this Independence day, we bring to you a collection of top Bollywood songs to reignite the spirit of Patriotism within oneself and are capable of leaving you teary-eyed even now.
From an evergreen songs like Ab Tumhare Hawale Watan Saathiyo to Sandese Aate Hai from Border, these songs induce patriotism and definitely deserve a place in your tracklist on this occasion. The songs are written by famous lyricist and sung by some of the nation’s top singers.
Aye Watan |Raazi|
This beautiful patriotic song, sung by Arijit Singh is from Meghna Gulzar’s hindi film Raazi starring Alia Bhatt. It has music composed by Shankar Ehsaan Loy while the lyrics are written by Gulzar.
Sandese Aate Hai |Border|
This song beautifully portrayed emotions a soldier goes through while protecting the country. It was written by Javed Akhtar, composed by Anu Malik and sung by Roop Kumar Rathod and Sonu Nigam.
Aye Mere Watan Ke Logon
Aye Mere Watan Ke Logon is a Hindi patriotic song written by Kavi Pradeep, composed by C. Ramchandra, and performed by Lata Mangeshkar. The song commemorates Indian soldiers who died during the Sino-Indian War in 1962.
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Kandhon Se Milte Hai Kandhe |Lakshya|
‘Kandhon Se Milte Hain Kandhe’ from ‘Lakshya’ is a highly motivational song and will evoke patriotic feelings.It was written by Javed Akhtar, music is composed by Shankar Ehsaan Loy and sung by Shankar Mahadevan, Sonu Nigam & Hariharan.
Rang De Basanti |Rang De Basanti|
‘Rang De Basanti’ the title track of the movie will evoke feelings of patriotism. It features the voices of Daler Mehndi and K S Chitra, music composed by A.R. Rahman. This song beautifully expresses emotions of every Indian.
Maa Tujhe Salaam |Maa Tujhe Salaam|
Music legend AR Rahman has given us many wonderful songs. One among them was Maa Tuhje Salaam. The evergreen track is still capable of giving goosebumps.
Yeh Jo Des Hai Tera |Swades|
The beautiful lyrics of the song were written by Javed Akhtar. It was composed and sung by AR Rahman. This song will surely give you the essence of “Mitti ki khushboo”.
Chak De India |Chak De|
It was written by Jaideep Sahni, sung by Sukhwinder Singh and composed by Salim -Suleiman. Every time India wins a match, we hear this song. and cheer out loudest.
Suno Gaur Se Duniya Walon |Dus|
Bollywood presents to you one of the most patriotic songs ‘Suno Gaur Se Duniya Walo’. This song is sung by Shankar Mahadevan, Udit Narayan, Mahalaxmi Iyer and Dominique Cerejo. Song is composed by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy and lyrics penned by sameer.
Desh Mere Desh Mere |The Legend Of Bhagat Singh|
‘Desh Mere Desh Mere’ song lyrics from independence day songs sung by A.R Rahman, Sukhwinder Singh and music directed by A.R Rahman and composed by A.R Rahman and lyrics written by Sameer Anjaan. This patriotic song imbues you with a feeling of complete surrender for the country’s good.
East Or West India is the Best |Judwaa|
Lyrics of East or west India is The Best form movie Judwaa (1997). Sung by Anu Malik, lyrics of the song is penned by Nitin Raikwar and music composed by Anu Malik. The song has a flavour of patriotism that is sure to heighten your spirits.
Aao baccho tumhe dikhayen |Jagriti|
Aao Bachho Tumhe Dikhaye is a song from the 1954 movie Jagriti is a patriotic song which will surely remind you of your childhood days. Its music composed by Hemant Kumar, lyrics and sung by Kavi Pradeep.
Ab Tumhare Hawale Watan Sathiyo
When it comes to patriotic songs, this ought not to be missed. This soulful beauty truly depicts the inevitable sacrifices of the soldier and how they ardently fight for the country. It’s moving.
Nanha Munna Rahi Hoon |Son of India|
We have all grown up listening to the song and over the years the song has become the integral part of the Independence Day. The iconic children’s music track is from the 1962 film ‘Son of India’ and was sung by Shanti Mathur.
Dil Diya Hai |Karma|
The song ‘Dil diya hai jaan bhi denge’ is an ideal patriotic song that is played on every Republic Day and Independence Day. It is composed by Laxmikant-Pyarelal and sung by Mohammad Aziz, Kavita Krishnamurthy.
Hai Preet Jahan Ki Reet Sada |Purab Aur Pashchim|
This song from “Purab Aur Paschim” is the most well known patriotic song that has become an iconic song by now and it is a mandatory song to be played on days of national importance. Sung by-Mahendra Kapoor, Lyrics-Indeewar, MD-Kalyanji Anandji.
Mere Desh Ki Dharti |Upkar|
Mere Desh Ki Dharti is a patriotic song from 1967 film Upkar. This song’s lyrics is written by Indeevar. Mahendra Kapoor has sung it while Kalyanji Anandji has composed its music. The song was a hit during its reign and is still a popular choice to be played on the eve of Independence Day and National Festival.