Exclusive: With Sidharth Malhotra’s Shershaah releasing soon, here are five films about unsung heroes to inspire you!

Not many movies hold a special place in our hearts, but there are a few that do.

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Bollywood has experimented with a wide range of genres, from action to drama to comedy and much more. Although films based on Indian history are a distinct category that Indians always like to see. And some creative filmmakers rise to the challenge of creating stories that beautifully highlight the genre.

Not many movies hold a special place in our hearts, but there are a few that do. These seven films tell wonderful stories that will always encourage you to be a patriot. Let’s have a look at some treasures from this gold mine of Bollywood that are all about patriotic feelings as the country prepares to celebrate Independence Day this year.

Chak De! India:

We can confidently say that this is one of the best hockey movies ever made, as well as one of the best sports dramas that Bollywood gave us. The film was released in 2007 and starred Shah Rukh Khan. The story revolves around Kabir Khan, a former captain of the Indian men’s hockey team who returns to the sport to lead the women’s team to the world cup. It is SRK’s character’s emotion and his desire to see India’s name shine that shines through.

Shah Rukh Khan’s portrayal of Kabir Khan, the dashing coach, and his squad of female hockey players have served as an inspiration to young ladies who are interested in the sport. The film, directed by Shimit Amin and starring Chitrashi Rawat, Sagarika Ghatge, Shilpa Shukla, Vidya Malavade, and others, won a National Award in 2007.


The Battle of Saragarhi, a renowned historical incident, is the inspiration for the Bollywood film. It tells the story of Havildar Ishar Singh, who leads a team of 21 Sikh troops against a force of 10,000 Pashtuns. It tells the account of one of the most important chapters in Indian history, demonstrating how brave our forefathers were.

On the other end, the film is heartfelt on numerous levels, with Ishar’s character, played by Akshay Kumar, at its heart.

The Ghazi Attack:

The Ghazi Attack, a critically acclaimed Bollywood film, takes set in 1971 and depicts S21, an Indian naval submarine, thwarting Pakistan’s flagship submarine, the PNS Ghazi, under the water off India’s eastern coast.

The entire film was shot on a submarine set, featuring Rana Daggubati, Atul Kulkarni, Kay Kay Menon, and Taapsee Pannu among the ensemble cast. This film about unsung warriors is an excellent tribute to our Indian Naval Army, with convincing performances and a great storyline.


This fascinating periodic film is from 1971, during the Indo-Pak War. It tells the story of a young girl who heroically gives up everything for her country and marries into a Pakistani bureaucratic family in order to operate as a spy.

Bollywood actress Alia Bhatt portrays the value of Sehmat’s character and her devotion to our country with ease.


Tanhaji’s father, Kaloji Malusare, began training him in sword fighting in 1647, but died in Umrat as a result of Mughal pillage. In 1664, a now-adult Tanhaji (Ajay Devgn) commands Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s (Sharad Kelkar) Maratha Army to combat an intruding Mughal cavalry with his younger brother Suryaji.

Tanhaji was launched in India on January 10, 2020, in both 3D and regular versions. Positive reviews praised Devgn and Khan’s performances, as well as the film’s visual effects, cinematography, action sequences, art direction, music, score, and editing.

Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl:

Gunjan Saxena: Starring Janhvi Kapoor, the film is about helicopter pilot Gunjan Saxena, who, together with her colleague Srividya Rajan, made history by becoming the first Indian woman to fight in a conflict zone during the 1999 Kargil War.

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Shershaah, the upcoming film, will be the ideal release for Independence Day 2021. A poignant tribute is being paid to the late Captain Vikram GL Batra through this film. The film tells the narrative of a hero whose service will be remembered forever.

The film, starring Sidharth Malhotra and Kiara Advani, is based on the true story of Vikram Batra, who gave his life during the Kargil War in 1999 after taking two key locations along the Line of Control. The film is about love, patriotism, and sacrifice, and it celebrates the adventures of our heroic troops, directed by Vishnuvardhan, who is making his Bollywood debut.

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