26 January 2019 marks India's 70th Republic Day. It is that time of the year when everyone gets a bit emotional remembering the freedom struggle and how our constitution came into being. Plus, we have a hoard of Bollywood films that get us all patriotic. From movies like Shah Rukh Khan’s Swades to Aamir Khan’s Rang De Basanti among a lot of others, Bollywood has gifted us a great deal to awaken the nation-lover in us. With films, we have got some great songs too to celebrate this day. Here's a list of some of the best patriotic songs.
Rang De Basanti Title song: This Daler Mehndi's high-on-energy song makes cherish India and beauty like no other. The song has a flavour of patriotism that is sure to amplify your spirits.
Maa Tujhe Salaam from AR Rahman’s private album Vande Mataram: The acclaimed singer presented this wonderful piece by recreating our national song Vande Mataram. It still remains as the best rendition of Vande Mataram.
Yeh Jo Des Hai Mera from Swades: Another AR Rahman song, which leaves us teary-eyed even today. Its lyrics are penned by Javed Akhtar and stars Shah Rukh Khan, who won millions of hearts with his spectacular performance in the film.
Mere Desh Ki Dharti from Upkar: Needless to say, the song is one of the most immortal songs we have till date. It’s sung by Mahendra Kapoor.
Dil Diya Hai Jaan Bhi Denge from Karma: The song belongs to Karma, a film starring an ensemble cast of Dilip Kumar, Nutan, Naseeruddin Shah, Jackie Shroff, Anil Kapoor, Poonam Dhillon, Sridevi, Dara Singh and Anupam Kher. It’s sung by acclaimed singers Mohammad Aziz and Kavita Krishnamurthy.
Sandese Aate Hain from Border: One can never miss out on this song when it comes to patriotism. The film had some of the most splendid songs which brought out the proud Indian in us. The song is crooned by Roop Kumar Rathod and Sonu Nigam.
Bharat Humko Jaan Se Pyara Hain from Roja: AR Rahman takes the credits again. The song was composed by him and sung by Hariharan.