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When Bollywood Made Us Feel Like A Proud Desi With Patriotic Songs

Written by Rochell Pereira

Bollywood can be considered the heartbeat of entertainment in India with a diverse collection of movies hitting theatres every week. Ever so often, it also beats to the true rhythm of our nation with music that embodies the real pride that we have for India. Let’s take a look at some of the most iconic patriotic Bollywood songs that gave us the feels and the goosebumps

Ae Mere Watan Ke Logo

Written by Kavi Pradeep and composed by C Ramachandra, this emotional tribute comes to life in the voice of the legendary Lata Mangeshkar. The song commemorates Indian soldiers who gave up their lives during the 1962 Sino-Indian War.

Mere Desh Ki Dharti
Sung by Mahendra Kapoor and written by Gulshan Bawra, this song is a joyous celebration of the homeland. It is one of the tracks from Manoj Kumar’s directorial debut film Upkar which also features him in the lead role as a patriot named Bharat.

Maa Tujhe Salaam
Coming from one of India’s most legendary musicians, this A. R. Rahman song has been cherished for generations. Coming from his his studio album titled Vande Mataram with lyrics by Mehboob, this can be considered one of the India’s best patriotic songs.

Yeh Jo Des Hai Tera
Highlighted by a heartfelt performance from Shah Rukh Khan this song went on to receive widespread critical acclaim and become a Hindi cult classic. This song from Ashutosh Gowariker’s Swades is written by Javed Akhtar and composed by A. R. Rahman.

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