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Bollywood's top 10 patriotic songs (watch video)

India TV Entertainment Desk August 15, 2014 12:48 IST
India TV Entertainment Desk
Independence Day has always got a special association with Bollywood films. From the rich cultural diversity existing in our nation to the paradigms of brotherhood and patriotism, Bollywood films have time and again carved these emotions on screen with much flare and enthusiasm.

Indian cinema is believed to be a mirror of Indian society and while each one of us get our share of content, love, disappointment with the various offerings that Bollywood has got in its kitty, one thing that mutually bind us is ‘being Indian.'

Come Independence Day, Republic Day or any other day of national importance, a flame of patriotism is raised amongst us and we feel nostalgic about how efforts the entire nation has put in to achieve freedom. And complementing such silent emotions of loyalty with the country are our Bollywood patriotic songs.

These songs are the ones that have defined the gamut of sentiments we feel whenever we see our proud ‘Tri-colour' flying high or when we all stand up together in respect of our national anthem.

‘Bharat maa' is the anointment we have given to our country and these Bollywood songs have always been touching our wit and soul by shaping various thoughts engraved within us.

Here follows Bollywood's top ten patriotic songs. Listen to them and feel proud to be an Indian!


Vande Mataram
Movie: Anandmath (1952)
Music: Hemant Kumar and Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay
Lyrics: Jayadeva
Singer: Lata Mangeshkar, Hemant Kumar


Ye desh hai veer jawanon Kaa

Movie: Naya Daur
Music: O.P.Nayyar
Lyrics: Sahir Ludhiyanvi
Singer: Rafi, Balbeer with others


Mere desh ki dharti

Movie: Upkar (1967)
Music: Kalayanji-Anandji
Lyrics: Prem Dhawan, Qamar, Indeevar & Gulshan Bawra
Singers: Mahendra Kapoor


Hai preet jaha ki reet sada
Movie: Purab Aur Pachhim (1970)
Music: Kalyanji Anandji
Lyricis: Indeevar
Singer: Mahendra Kapoor


Apni azadi ko hum
Movie: Leader (1975)
Music: Naushad
Lyrics: Shakeel Badayuni
Singer: Mohammed Rafi