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Best Indian Army Movies To Watch On Republic Day

Nothing evokes patriotism better than a game of cricket or movies based on the army. This genre has long been a Bollywood favorite and the stories of our brave soldiers have always moved audiences. The emotions of their bravery, glory, devotion and duty have been effortlessly captured on film and transformed into timeless sagas. We quite simply have some of the best Indian Army Movies to watch anytime.

The magic of these films is that they have captured some of the Indian Army’s most historic moments and shot them on film. Be it the largest surgical attack by our soldiers in the historic Kargil War, we have movies that talk about all of these milestones. Additionally, some of the best Indian army movies are also about the men and women who have played a vital role in keeping our nation safe. movies like Uri: The Surgical Strike, Grenz, Loc: Kargil, Lakshya will always remain in our hearts.

Patriotic films are great for learning about the sacrifices our soldiers have made over the years. It also makes you kind of proud that you belong to a country so rich in culture. Speaking of being proud of India, today we are celebrating the 74th Republic Day and it’s a great opportunity to revisit some of the best Indian army films from today. Check out our list to make a decision on which film you will see on Republic Day.

10 Best Indian Army Movies To Watch On Republic Day


Uri: The surgical strike

Uri: The surgical strike

Directed by: Aditya Dhar

Occupation: Vicky Kaushal along with Yami Gautam, Mohit Raina, Kirti Kulhari, Paresh Rawal

Release date: January 11, 2019

Summary: Everyone remembers the historic surgical strike performed by the Indian Army in 2016. Telling the story of our brave hearts Uri: The surgical strike was based on this key event conducted by the army after a group of terrorists killed 23 soldiers. Kaushal gave one of his best performances in the film, which inspires patriotism like no other.

About the film: Uri: The surgical strike grossed INR 359.73 crore (US$46 million) worldwide and became the 29th highest-grossing Indian film of all time. He also won four National Film Awards in 2019.

Where to see: Available on Zee5

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Directed by: Sandeep Shrivastava

Occupation: Sidharth Malhotra, Kiara Advani

Release date: August 12, 2021

Summary: Yeh dil maange moresaid Param Vir Chakra laureate and army captain Vikram Batra after winning the 1999 Kargil War. Shershaah is a biographical war action film chronicling the courageous story of Batra who sacrificed his life fighting for India.

About the film: Shershaah topped the 67th Filmfare Awards with 19 nominations including Best Actor and Best Actress and won 7 awards.

Where to see: Available on Amazon Prime Video

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Directed by: JP Dutta

Occupation: Sunny Deol, Jackie Shroff, Sunil Shetty, Akshaye Khanna, Sudesh Berry, Puneet Issar, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Tabu, Raakhee, Pooja Bhatt, Sharbani Mukherjee

Release date: June 13, 1997

Summary: Border is one of the most famous movies based on the many glorious stories of the Indian army. The film is based on the Battle of Longewala, when the Pakistani army attacked India on the Rajasthan border. Outnumbered by army tanks and a huge Pakistani army, 120 Indian soldiers fought with valor and managed to hold their own. Get ready to be a little emotional after watching this movie.

About the film: The film’s final domestic net total was INR 394 million (US$4.9 million) and was declared the blockbuster of all time. It became the highest-grossing Hindi film of 1997 in India. The film also won three National Film Awards.

Where to see: Available on Zee5

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Directed by: Anurag Singh

Occupation: Akshay Kumar, Parineeti Chopra

Release date: March 21, 2019

Summary: what brings kesari This list includes not only the courageous story of our soldiers, but also the beautiful songs of the film. The melodies make you proud and emotional at the same time. Set in the pre-independence era, the film tells the story of the Battle of Saragarhi. 21 Sikh soldiers fought an onslaught by over 10,000 Afghan invaders and did whatever it took to save their nation, a feeling we all still hold dear today.

About the film: B Praak won a National Film Award for Best Male Playback Singer for the song Teri Mitti.

Where to see: Available on Amazon Prime Video

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Directed by: Meghna G├╝lzar

Occupation: Alia Bhatt, Vicky Kaushal, Rajit Kapur, Shishir Sharma, and Jaideep Ahlawat

Release date: May 11, 2018

Summary: This film is considered to be one of Alia Bhatt’s best performances. She took on the role of an undercover spy to tell the story of her bravery. The film is based on a novel by Harinder Sikka entitled Call Sehmat. The Indian spy had married a Pakistani army officer to pass confidential information to the Indian army. She saved the country from major security threats and her contribution will always be remembered through this film.

About the film: Raasi grossed INR 1.96 billion (US$25 million) worldwide, becoming one of the highest-grossing Indian films with a female protagonist. It received 15 nominations at the 64th Filmfare Awards and won five top awards including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actress.

Where to see: Available on Amazon Prime Video

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Directed by: Farhan Achtar

Occupation: Amitabh Bachchan, Hrithik Roshan, and Preity Zinta

Release date: June 18, 2004

Summary: An all-time crowd pleaser, Hrithik Roshan won many hearts with his brilliant dance moves and role in lakshya. This coming-of-age film tells the story of an aimless teenager who joins the Indian Army. His transformation is so impressive that it even wowed many viewers. The scenes during the Karil War will bring you to tears.

About the film: At the 50th Filmfare Awards, lakshya received 4 nominations including Best Director and Best Actor (Roshan), and won 2 awards – Best Choreography and Best Cinematography.

Where to see: Available on Netflix

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Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran

Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran

Directed by: Abhishek Sharma

Occupation: John Abraham, Diana Penty, Boman Irani

Release date: May 25, 2018

Summary: We’ve all heard or read about the importance of nuclear weapons, but have you ever wondered how a country acquires them? Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran tells the story of how a team of scientists and Indian army officers worked rigorously to make India the sixth country in the world to have nuclear weapons. It is based on the atomic bomb test explosions conducted by the Indian Army in Pokhran in 1998.

Where to see: Available on Netflix

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LOC: Kargil

Directed by: JP Dutta

Occupation: Sanjay Dutt, Ajay Devgn, Nagarjuna, Saif Ali Khan, Sunil Shetty, Sanjay Kapoor, Akshay Khanna, Abhishek Bachchan, Manoj Bajpayee

Release date: December 12, 2003

Summary: Nobody tells a patriotic story on screen better than JP Dutta. The film talks about the historic Kargil War fought between India and Pakistan. The film focused on Operation Vijay and the Battle of Tololing with an ensemble cast that made the film the most iconic war film of all time.

About the film: With a running time of 255 minutes, it is one of the longest Indian films of all time.

Where to see: Available on MX Player

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Directed by: Amrit Sagar

Occupation: Manoj Bajpayee, Ravi Kishan, Piyush Mishra, and Deepak Dobriyal

Release date: March 9, 2007

Summary: Another film based on true events, the 1971 story revolves around six brave Indian soldiers attempting to flee Pakistan. The film passionately captures the emotions of honor, courage and sacrifice.

About the film: He won the National Film Award for Best Hindi Feature Film at the 55th National Film Awards.

Where to see: Available at Jio Cinema

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Bhuj: The Pride of India

Bhuj: The Pride of India

Directed by: Abhishek Dudhaiya

Occupation: Ajay Devgn, Sanjay Dutt, Sonakshi Sinha, Nora Fatehi, Sharad Kelkar, and Ammy Virk

Release date: August 13, 2021

Summary: Set during the 1971 India-Pakistan War, the film tells the courageous story of 300 women from a Gujarat town. They helped Indian Air Force squadron commander Vijay Karnik rebuild an air base that was destroyed in the PAF ground attacks. The story is about strength, courage and fearlessness, and the cast did a great job embodying their respective roles.

Where to see: Available on Disney+ Hotstar

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