I-Day: 10 films that define what patriotism means to young India

Movies | IBNLive | February 27, 2015, 6:15 pm
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 'Yuva': A provoking film directed by Mani Ratnam that motivates young India to participate in politics rather than sit back and criticize the system.
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'Yuva': A provoking film directed by Mani Ratnam that motivates young India to participate in politics rather than sit back and criticize the system.

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 'Swades': Written, produced and directed by Ashutosh Gowariker, the film stirs a sense of accountability towards India.
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'Swades': Written, produced and directed by Ashutosh Gowariker, the film stirs a sense of accountability towards India.

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 'Rang De Basanti': Directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, this film illustrated the significance of freedom for the young India.
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'Rang De Basanti': Directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, this film illustrated the significance of freedom for the young India.

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 'Lagaan': Ashutosh Gowariker directed this genius that combined cricket, patriotism and A.R. Rahman's music.
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'Lagaan': Ashutosh Gowariker directed this genius that combined cricket, patriotism and A.R. Rahman's music.

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 'Lakshya': Karan Shergill (Hrithik Roshan) lived in a bubble and couldn't care less about the world, until he lands in the army. The movie inspires one to join the army, or at least snap out of a passive state.
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'Lakshya': Karan Shergill (Hrithik Roshan) lived in a bubble and couldn't care less about the world, until he lands in the army. The movie inspires one to join the army, or at least snap out of a passive state.

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 'Sarfarosh': Directed by John Matthew Matthan, the film revolves around a tough cop who fights against acts of terrorism.
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'Sarfarosh': Directed by John Matthew Matthan, the film revolves around a tough cop who fights against acts of terrorism.

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 'Munna Bhai M.B.B.S.': Rajkumar Hirani's 'Munna Bhai' franchise triggered 'Gandhigiri' across the country, a plea to follow the path of non-violence.
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'Munna Bhai M.B.B.S.': Rajkumar Hirani's 'Munna Bhai' franchise triggered 'Gandhigiri' across the country, a plea to follow the path of non-violence.

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 'A Wednesday!': A captivating film that portrays the frustrations and desperation of the common man to avenge terrorism.
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'A Wednesday!': A captivating film that portrays the frustrations and desperation of the common man to avenge terrorism.

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[caption id="attachment_849999"] Not independence from colonial rule, but the India of today faces different struggles, some of which are illustrated in these movies. 'Chak De! India': Directed by Shimit Amin, this Shah Rukh Khan starrer film brought back a lot of focus on the neglected national sport hockey.[/caption]

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