India is all set to celebrate its 70th Republic Day on Saturday. The historic day is marked with joy, pride and honour celebrating the true essence of freedom. Patriotic songs have been an integral part of Republic Day celebrations, and Bollywood has contributed a lot towards this. Some of the tracks with their beautiful lyrics leave us teary-eyed and give us goosebumps.
From Raazi’s Ae Watan to Chak De from Chak De India, several songs should be defiantly on your list to play on loop on the occasion.
Ae Watan – Raazi
The song Ae Watan from 2018 film Raazi featuring Alia Bhatt is a treat to your ears. It has been sung by Arijit Singh and composed by Shankar Ehsaan Loy. Raazi narrates the story of an Indian spy (Alia Bhatt) who gets married to a Pakistani officer (Vicky Kaushal) to transfer secret information to her nation.
Challa- Uri: The Surgical Strike
Uri: The Surgical Strike, the first film of year 2019, starring Vicky Kaushal and Yami Gautam is based on the 2016 Uri attack. Challa is composed by Shashwat Sachdev and lyrics are penned by Kumaar. The song has been crooned by multiple singers — Romy, Vivek Hariharan and Shashwat Sachdev.
Chak De! – Chak De India
The song Chak De from Chak De India is such kind of song that will cheer you up in an instant. The plot of the film revolves around Shah Rukh Khan playing the coach of Indian Women’s Hockey team to prove his loyalty to the nation. The song is crooned by Sukhwinder Singh and composed by Salim -Suleiman.
Maa Tujhe Salaam
Grammy award winner AR Rahman has given us innumerable soulful songs and one of them is Maa Tujhe Salaam. The song is from his studio album ‘Vande Mataram’ has lyrics by Mehboob.
Kandhon Se Milte Hai Kandhe- Lakshya
The song Kandhon Se Milte Hai Kandhe is featured on Hrithik Roshan in the film Lakshya. The song is crooned by multiple talented singers– Sonu Nigam, Kunal Ganjawala, Hariharan, Roop Kumar Rathod, Vijay Prakash and Shankar Mahadevan.
Ab Tumhare Hawale Watan Sathiyo – Haqeeqat
Kar chale hum vida jan-o-tan sathiyo, ab tumhare hawale watan sathiyo… The song immortalised in the voice of Mohammed Rafi was composed by Madan Mohan. The beautiful lyrics of the song were by Kaifi Azmi continues to leave an everlasting effect.