Filmspell wishes you all the cinephiles out there, a very happy independence day. On this auspicious occasion let us remember those bravehearts, who selflessly devoted their lives for the cause of our freedom!. Here comes our List of Best Movies Based on Indian Independence.
6. Sardar 
This movie about Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, a revered name in Indian politics, is a very well researched one, backed with excellent direction, screen play and performances. It gives a bold and amazingly critical view on the life of Sardar Patel, his unmatched contributions to India’s freedom and solidarity and also the undergoing politics of pre-independent India. Even though biographical the film is extremely gripping and well paced. Sardar, the first home minister of our independent country, initiated the integration of 500 princely states for a better governance. His uncompromising efforts towards consolidation of the country earned him the title ‘Iron Man of India’.
Sardar Patel – First Deputy Prime Minister of India.
5. Chittagong (2012)
The story is based on the 1930, Chittagong armoury raid by the valiant freedom fighter Surya Sen and his very young disciples. He and his comrades were instrumental in building the momentum for a nationwide non-cooperation movement that did spread to the far corners of the country. The cast led by Manoj Bajpayee did a splendid job and was well supported by astounding direction, cinematography and screenplay. This movie honours those dauntless patriots, who devoted their lives for the sake of our independence.
A school teacher by profession and was popularly called as Master Da
4. Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose: The Forgotten Hero(2004)
This movie is a sincere effort to bring forth the forgotten story of one of the most ingenious and gallant freedom fighters of our nation. Netaji never ever cared for any political power and dedicated his whole existence to the freedom of his motherland from the clutches of British rule. His devotion to his country and pristine image galvanized thousands of youngsters to join their hero, have their faith, build an army and revolt against the Britishers. This film will give us an insight into his personal life, his battle for liberation and his mysterious death.
Minister of War and Foreign Affairs of Provisional Government of Free India based in the Japanese-occupied Andaman and Nicobar Islands (1943–1945)
3. The Legend of Bhagat Singh(2002)
The legend of Bhagat Singh is one of the finest Indian movies adapted from true events. The film narrates his life, his struggle and his determination brilliantly. It gives us a clear picture about his ideologies, his dream of a progressive India and how this very young patriot shook the entire nation. Proficient direction and excellent performances by the ensemble cast help us to relive that era and experience their love and dedication for our motherland. This film is a fitting tribute to the “son of the soil” and a must watch on this independence day.
“They may kill me, but they cannot kill my ideas. They can crush my body, but they will not be able to crush my spirit.” – Bhagat Singh
2. Gandhi (1982)
Gandhi is a sincere biopic about one of the most admirable heroes of Indian freedom struggle. Enriched with Ben Kingsley’s exceptional performance, this movie is didactic as well as compelling. Mahatma Gandhi as we all know was a prominent Indian political leader and freedom fighter, who employed non-violent principles and peaceful disobedience. The message of sheer nonviolent ways that can be adapted and implied to fight out all the odds is the true essence of the movie. The movie is an honest portrayal of the man, the “Father of Nation”, who achieved the goal of Independent India with his own philosophy and ideology.
Be the Change you want to see in the world – Mahatma Gandhi
1. Rang De Basanti
The exemplary and thought-provoking movie celebrates the true spirit of nationalism. The amalgamation of the past and present issues, which wrecked India and still haunts the nation after independence is wonderfully narrated in the film. The best thing about the movie undoubtedly is the comparison and shift from past to present and present to past. The film provokes the thought that old values can still be subjected in modern days. With an excellent background score by A.R.Rahman and a very realistic cinematography the movie is a must watch. It relates the struggle of the youth of modern India and the days of Bhagat Singh and his mates. The movie celebrates youth and its capability to battle against the powermongers.