Not independence from colonial rule, but the India of today faces different struggles, some of which are illustrated in these movies. ‘Chak De! India’: Directed by Shimit Amin, this Shah Rukh Khan starrer film brought back a lot of focus on the neglected national sport hockey.
‘Swades’: Written, produced and directed by Ashutosh Gowariker, the film stirs a sense of accountability towards India.
‘Rang De Basanti’: Directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, this film illustrated the significance of freedom for the young India.
‘Lagaan’: Ashutosh Gowariker directed this genius that combined cricket, patriotism and A.R. Rahman’s music.
‘Lakshya’: Karan Shergill (Hrithik Roshan) lived in a bubble and couldn’t care less about the world, until he lands in the army. The movie inspires one to join the army, or at least snap out of a passive state.
Yuva’: A provoking film directed by Mani Ratnam that motivates young India to participate in politics rather than sit back and criticize the system.
‘Sarfarosh’: Directed by John Matthew Matthan, the film revolves around a tough cop who fights against acts of terrorism.
‘Munna Bhai M.B.B.S.’: Rajkumar Hirani’s ‘Munna Bhai’ franchise triggered ‘Gandhigiri’ across the country, a plea to follow the path of non-violence.
A Wednesday A.R. Rahman Aamir Khan Ajay Devgn Ashutosh Gowariker Chak De! India Hrithik Roshan John Matthew Matthan Lagaan Lage Raho Munna Bhai Lakshya Mani Ratnam Naseeruddin Shah Rajkumar Hirani Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra Rang De Basanti Sanjay Dutt Sarfarosh Shah Rukh Khan Shimit Amin Swades Yuva
‘A Wednesday!’: A captivating film that portrays the frustrations and desperation of the common man to avenge terrorism.