Independence Day and Republic Day are celebrated all over India with immense patriotism and respect towards the nation.
This day is of great importance to all Indians as it gives us the opportunity to commemorate freedom fighters who devoted their lives to give us a jolly peaceful life.
There are innumerable Bollywood films depicting jingoism. One of the best ways to show this patriotism in Hindi films is through songs.
These Hindi patriotic songs portray aspects such as the freedom struggle, heroes that fought India-Pakistan or India-China wars, India’s achievements in the sports or simply a token of appreciation for a freedom fighter.
Here is the list of some popular Independence Day songs from Bollywood movies. These patriotic songs are must hear this independence day.
List of Indian Independence Day Songs- Best Patriotic Songs of Bollywood
1. Bharat Humko Jaan Se Pyara Hai
This popular song is from the blockbuster film Roja, 1992 Mani Ratnam's Tamil romantic film. The film won many National Film Awards one which includes the Best Music Award as well. The music is given by legendary A.R. Rahman and sung by Hariharan with lyricist P.K.Mishra.This soundtrack is among the “10 Best Soundtracks” of all time listed by TIME magazine.
2. Aye Mere Watan Ke Logo
Launched in the year 2011 and sung by Lata Mangeshkar, this song is pretty famous from the album “An Era In An Evening”.The lyrics were given by Pradeep and composed by C.Ramchandra. This is one of the most widely used songs during flag hosting ceremonies as it is dedicated to all the Indian soldiers who sacrificed their lives for our country.
3. Maa Tujhe Salaam
This beautiful song is sung by A.R.Rahman and lyrics given by Mehboob from the album “Vande Mataram”.The song was launched in the year 1997. The song is often rendered at patriotic occasions in India like Independence day, Republic day and many more.
4. Yeh Desh Hai Veer Jawano Ka
One of the oldest and liveliest songs, it is composed by O.P.Nayyar and lyrics by Sahir Ludhianvi in 1957. It is sung by the most renowned singers of all time…Mohammed Rafi and Balbir. The song features the legendary actors Dilip Kumar and Vyjayantimala from the film Naya Daur.
5. Nanha Munna
This patriotic song is from the film Son of India launched in 1962 which features Sanjay Dutt and Chitrangada. It is sung by Shanti Mathur and lyrics by Shakeel Badayuni. It is the most prominent patriotic songs of all time.
6. Kar Chale Hum Fida
The singer of this epic desh bhakti song is Mohammed Rafi from the film Haqeeqat, This song is exclusively screened during Independence day film festival in the year 1964. It is written by Kaifi Azmi and composed by Madan Mohan. It is dedicated to all the Indian soldiers in the deserted Ladakh, the Sino-Indian war of 1962.
7. Hai Preet Jahan Ki Reet Sada
The song is featured in the movie Purab and Paschim in the year 1970. Starring Manoj Kumar and Saira Banu, it was Sung by Mahendra Kapoor and music by Kalyanji Anandji. This was known to be one of the popular songs in the golden era of the 1970s.
8. Yeh Jo Des Hai Tera
This classic song is from the movie Swades…We the People. The song is famous for its Shehnai which is given by Madhukar T. Dhumal and sung by A.R.Rehman. The lyrics of this song is soul touching by none other than Javed Akhtar and music by A.R.Rahman.
9. Aye Mere Pyare Watan
Patriotism pours out from every word of this memorable song which featured in the film Kabuliwala, sung and lyrics given by Prem Dhawan and music by Salil Chowdhary in 1961. The film is based on Rabindranath Tagore's Kabuliwala.
10.Ke Ghar Kab Aaoge
Singer Sonu Nigam and Roop Kumar Rathod, this patriotic song is from the film Border released in the year 1997. The film is based on the Indo-Pakistani war of 1971. The music of this song is given by Anu Malik. Duration of this song is 10 minutes which makes it one of the eternal songs of all time.
11.Suno Gaur Se Duniya Walo
This heart thumping song is sung by four well-known singers, Shankar Mahadevan, Udit Narayan, Dominique Cerejo and Mahalakshmi Iyer launched in 2004. This is one of the biggest hit songs of all time, which is used not only in national festivals but also in other cultural programs and gatherings.
Other Patriotic Songs:
- Jis Des Me Ganga Behti Hai- Jis Desh Me Ganga Behti Hai (1961)
- Chodo Kal Ki Baatein- Hum Hindustani (1961)
- Aye Watan Aye Watan..Humko Teri Kasam -Shaheed (1965)
- Meri Desh Ki Dharti -Upkar (1967)
- Dil Diya Hai Jaan Bhi Deyenge Ae Watan Tere Liye- Karma (1986)
- Desh Mere Desh Mere.. Meri Jaan Hai Tu- The Legend of Bhagat Singh (2002)
- Rind Posh Maal- Mission Kashmir (2000)
- Des Rangeela- Fanaa (2006)
- Rang De Basanti- Rang De Basanti (2006)
- Aye Watan- Raazi (2018)