Freedom of expression is a basic birthright in a democratic country like ours and Bollywood has its own way of expressing its love for our glorious nation. Today, on the auspicious occasion of the 68th Republic day, we’ll talk about a few heart-warming patriotic Bollywood numbers, which will reignite your love for India.
Aao Bachcho Tumhe Dikhaye
Music: Hemant Kumar Mukherjee
Lyrics: Ramchandra Baryanji Dwivedi
Singer: Adinath Mangeshkar
‘Aao Bachcho Tumhe Dikhaye Jhanki Hindustan Ki, Iss Mitti Se Tilak Karo Yeh Dharatee Hai Balidan Ki’ are the starting lines of this fascinating patriotic song for kids. It is from the 1954 film Jagriti which is based on a previously made, Bengali film ‘Paribartan’. Hemant Mukhopadhyay, the master musician, never went wrong with his composition or singing. The film revolves around the life of a rich spoilt kid Ajay, who is enlightened and changed by his school principal’s teaching about life and living. The fast beats and the catchy music will linger in your head for a long time.
Ae Mere Pyare Watan
Music: Salil Chowdhury
Singer: Manna Dey
‘Aye Mere Pyare Watan, Aye Mere Bichhade Chaman, Tujhpe Dil Qurbaan’ is a patriotic melody from the 1961 film ‘Kabuliwala’ directed by Hemen Gupta and starring Balraj Sahni. This soft track will surely tug at your heartstrings. ‘Kabuliwala’ is a famous tale about an Afghani immigrant dry-fruit seller written by Rabindranath Tagore, and this film is based on the same story. The song perfectly expresses the distressed Kabuliwala’s feelings.
Nanha Munna Rahi Hoon
Lyrics: Shakeel Badayuni
Singers: Shanti Mathur
‘Nanha Munna Rahi Hoon’ was first heard in the 1962 film ‘Son Of India’, starring Kamaljit and Simi Garewal, even though the movie was a flop, this track reigned over hearts. Till today, it is one of the most well-loved patriotic songs for children. Naushad’s music and the mindblowing orchestration worked wonders. The music video depicts a cute little kid in his scouts uniform, dancing around the hills, mountains, forests and rivers, which portray the beauty of our huge nation.
Aye Watan Aye Watan Humko Teri Kasam
Music: Prem Dhawan
Lyrics: Prem Dhawan
Singer: Mohammed Rafi
This one’s a gem of a song sung by our legendary singer, Mohammed Rafi. ‘Ae Watan Ae Watan’ is from the 1965 patriotic film named ‘Shaheed’ starring Manoj Kumar, Prem Chopra and Anand Purushottam Marathe. This cinema portrayed the life and times of our brave freedom fighter ‘Bhagat Singh’. At the 13th National Film Awards, ‘Shaheed’ won the award for Best Feature Film in Hindi. The mild and gentle patriotic melody will have a relaxing effect on you.
Rang De Basanti Chola
Music: Prem Dhawan
Lyrics: Prem Dhawan
Singers: Mukesh, Mahendra Kapoor, Rajendra Mehta
We have various versions of the mesmerising melody ‘Rang De Basanti Chola’, but the original one, which was first heard, was from the 1965 film ‘Shaheed’, starring Manoj Kumar, Prem Chopra and Anand Purushottam. The song conquered people’s hearts and minds in such a way, that it has been remade again and again by popular composers. The finest singers in the playback industry have sung it over the years.
Bharat Humko Jaan Se Pyaara Hai
Music: A.R Rahman
Lyrics: P.K Mishra
‘Bharat Humko Jaan Se Pyaara Hai’, sung by the popular playback and ghazal singer Hariharan, is one of A.R Rahman’s most splendid composition. The violins played in between the track takes this serene song to an entirely different level. It was heard in the 1992 Indian Tamil language film called ‘Roja’, directed by Mani Ratnam. The film won three National Film Awards, including Best Film on National Integration, catapulting Ratnam to national acclaim.
Mera Mulk Mera Desh
Music: Anu Malik
Lyrics: Javed Akhtar
Singers: Aditya Narayan, Kumar Sanu
‘Mera Mulk Mera Desh’ begins with a soothing trumpet sound blaring in the background, as a little child starts singing ‘Mera Mulk Mera Desh’, but the majority of the track has been sung by Aditya Narayan, Udit Narayan’s son. Aditya sings for Ajay Devgan in the film. This track is basically from the film ‘Diljale’ starring Ajay Devgan and Sonali Bendre, where Ajay plays the role of Shaka, a patriotic college student turned into a terrorist. The sound of drums beating in the background will make you tap your feet in glory.
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