Independence day and Republic Day are the two days when you get to hear those evergreen classic patriotic songs on television, radio, and in the neighbourhood.
Though we all remember the ones from the movies of Manoj (Bharat) Kumar, there have been some really amazing patriotic songs from movies in recent years as well (Lakshya, Chak De! India, and albums like Vande Mataram).
Here’s a collection of some of the best patriotic hindi songs, especially dedicated to the young audience of India, many of whom may not have heard these evergreen classics before.
Sandese Aate Hai song from the movie Border. A melodious number composed by Anu Malik, and great lyrics by Javed Akhtar.
Aisa Des Hai Mera – Veer-Zaara. Lovely patriotic song, music of which has been composed by the late Madan Mohan
Satyamev Jayate (Aamir Khan) TV Show – Official Theme Song (Music composed by Ram Sampath)
Maa Tujhe Salaam by maestro A R Rahman. This was his first non-film, private album and he created a buzz by presenting India’s favourite Vande Mataram in a modern avatar that struck a cord even with the younger audience.
Chale Chalo from Lagaan. Its a motivational song composed by AR Rahman
Kuch Kariya – Chak De! India title song, music by Onkar. This song is India sports theme; every time India does well in any sport, Kuch Kariya is sure to be played!
Des Rangila song from the movie FANAA; a peppy yet melodious song composed by Jatin-Lalit
Suno Gaur Se Duniya Walo from the movie Dus; a cool patriotic number composed by Shankar Ehsaan Loy
And then the evergreen classic patriotic songs from yesteryear.
Aye mere watan ke logo, live performance by Lata Mangeshkar .
Hai Preet Jahan Ki Reet from the movie Purab aur Paschim .
Mere desh ki dharti from the movie Upkaar.