If you thought that patriotism amongst Indians was predominant only around 1947, then you are in for a surprise. We know about old Dilip Kumar and Manoj Kumar movies that centered on Mother India, but contemporary filmmakers and actors are still trying their best to keep the spark of patriotism alive. On the occasion of Republic Day, celebrated on the Jan 26, we take a look at patriotic Hindi dialogs and songs.
Major Jaidev Rajvansh (Anil kapoor): Yeh Veer Shivaji, Rana Pratap jaise bahaduron ki sarzameen hai.
This is the land of brave warriors like Shivaji and Rana Pratap, which was nurtured by Bhagat Singh, Azad and Ashfaqullah Khan with their blood. No one can divide us. We Indians are one and we will be one. And we will unitedly fight every enemy of our nation.
Movie: Rang De Basanti
Ajay Singh Rathod (R. Madhavan):
Door se commentary dena bahut aasaan hota hai. Doosron ko gaali dena aur bhi aasaan. Agar tumhein itni problem hai to tum badlo na deshko. Yeh tumhara bhi desh hai. Politics join karo, police ya IAS mein bharti hojao, badlo cheezon ko. Lekin tum nahin karoge. Main bataaon kyon? Kyon ki gharki safai mein haath gande kyun karein? Agar itni himmat hai, toh aage badho. Badlo is desh ka future.
It is very easy to comment from afar, even easier to blame others. If you have such a problem (with the state of things), then you change the country. This is your country too. Join politics, enroll yourself in the police force or in the IAS, change things. But you won’t do so. Shall I say why? Because why should you dirty your hands while cleaning your own house? If you have so much courage, then come forward. Change the country’s future.
Mohan Bhargava (Shahrukh khan)
Main nahin maanta ki hamara desh duniya ka sabse mahaan desh hai. Lekin yeh zaroor maanta hoon ki hummein kabiliyat hai, taakat hai, is desh ko mahaan banane ki… Hum aapas mein ladte rehte hain, jab hamein ladna chahiye ashiksha ke khilaaf, badhti hui aabadi, bhrashtachaar ke khilaaf. Yahan jaati ke aadhar pe bhed bhav ho rahein hain. Dalit Brahmin ko dosh deta hai, zamindar kisaan ko dosh deta hai par unka hak nahin deta. Phir hum mahaan kaise hue?
I don’t believe our country is the greatest country in the world. But I definitely believe that we have the capability, the strength to make this country great… We fight amongst ourselves, when we should be fighting against illiteracy, against the increasing population, against corruption. Here people are differentiated on the basis of caste. The Dalits blame the Brahmins; the landlords blame the farmers, but don’t grant them their rights. Then how can we call ourselves great?
Movie: The Legend of Bhagat Singh
Bhagat singh(Ajay Devgn):
Inquilab ek ladaai hai, zulm aur nainsaafi ke khilaaf. Inquilab ek hatyaar hai, aadmi ka aadmi par shoshan rokne ke liye. Inquilab ek elaan hai, desh ke naujawanon ko ekjut karne ke liye. Inquilab ek pukaar hai, soye hue aawaam ko uthane ke liye.
The revolution is a fight against cruelty and injustice. The revolution is a weapon to stop man’s rule over man. The revolution is a call, to unite the youth of the country. The revolution is a call, to wake up the sleeping public.
1. “Insaf ki dagar pe, bachchon dikhao chalke; Yeh desh hai tumhaara, neta tumhi ho kal ke...”
Movie: ‘Ganga Jamuna’ (1961)
This school song from the 1961 film, ‘Ganga Jamuna’, represents the newfound optimism of Independent India. It is an ode to the new age citizen, and pays tribute to the leaders of India’s independence struggle.
The film featured Dilip Kumar and brother Nazir Khan in the lead; they played bothers who are at war with each other. ‘Ganga Jamuna’ is considered an epic movie by cineastes, to this day.
2. “De Di Hume azadi, bina khadig bina dhhal, Saabarmati ke Sant tu ne kar diyaa kamaal”
Movie: ‘Jaagruti’ (1954)
This is a Mahatma Gandhi paean, written right on the dawn of Independence. The good old day, when Gandhism had not completely been claimed by history and the villain of the Indian bedtime tale was still the “Firangi”!
3. “Aye Watan, aye watan... hum ko teri kasam, Teri rahon mein jaan tak luta jayenge..!”
Movie: ‘Shaheed’ (1965)
This is the first of the Bhagat Singh biopics to hit the Indian screen. Manoj Kumar does a brilliant job in the lead, which have captured the Indian mind as has this song. The life of Bhagat Singh has been the subject of many more Bollywood movies, but none of them could hold a candle to this 1965 classic.
4. “Aye mere pyare watan, aye mere bichchde chaman,Tujhpe dil qurban!”
Movie: ‘Kabuliwala’ (1961)
This is one of the most heart-rending songs about the motherland. Brilliantly composed by Salil Chaudhury, this song was written and composed on the eve of the Indo-China war of 1962. Manna Dey has imparted a whisper-like quality to this song.
5. “Aye Preet jahan ki reet sada, main geet wahan ke gaata hoon, Bharat ka rehne wala hoon, Bharat ki baat sunaata hoon..!”
Movie: Purab Aur Pachhim (1970)
This Manoj Kumar classic deals with the East-West divide, and asserts that it was the East that helped West to achieve greatness (“Jab zero diya mere Bharat ne, Duniya ko ginti tab aayi”). Manoj Kumar’s Bharat is asked to sing during his US sojourn; he happily grabs the mike and sings this one.
6. Mere desh ki dharti sona ugle/ ugle heere moti, mere desh ki dharti
The land of my country grows gold/ Grows diamonds and pearls, the land of my country
7. Jahan daal daal par sone ki chidiya karti hai basera/ Woh Bharat desh hai mera
Where on every tree branch, golden birds perch /That is my country India
8. Apni azaadi ko hum hargiz mita sakte nahin / Sar kata sakte hain lekin sar jhuka sakte nahin
We can never end our freedom, we can get our heads cut but we will never bow our heads