Favorite Indian Patriotic Songs from the movies of yesteryears

Indian FlagAnother Republic day in India and as I sat and watched the live telecast as always I was amazed at the diversity from where I came from. To be Indian is unlike anything else in this world. So I thought I will share a few of my favorite patriotic songs from yesteryears.

aye mere watan ke logo

The First is the song that moved Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru to tears, Penned by India’s rashtrakavi (National Poet Laureate) Kavi pradeep and sung by non other than Lata Mangeshkar

aao bachcho tumhen dikhayen jhanki hindustan ki

The next is another gem from Kavi pradeep from the movie jagriti

Aye Mere Pyare Watan

The third is from the movie Kabuliwala and though the song is sung as the protagonist remembers his home in Kabul, it is one of the most moving patriotic songs I have heard

hum laye hain toofan se kashti

Next is another song from Jagriti that calls the next generation to sail to heights the ship that many have brought to safe shores fighting the storm and giving up their life in the process

door hato aye duniya walo hindustan hamara hai

Here is another song that immortalised Kavi pradeep, writing a daringly patriotic song as a result of which he was forced to go underground to avoid arrest immediately after the film Kismet’s release that invited the ire of British government

aye watan aye watan humko teri kasam

The song from the Bhagat Singh when he meets with Ram Prasad Bismil and Chandrasekhar Azad has been a song that I feel brings emotion of patriotism to a new level. Which also bring Manoj Kumar into the front making patriotic movies in Bollywood

Sandese Aathe hein

The movie border has a song which is so melodious and strong that it takes the listener to heart of the soldiers guarding the nation.  attribute to those who stay awake so the rest in the country could sleep

Kar Chale, Ham Fidaa, jaan-o-tan

Finally the song that shows you that the freedom we all enjoy has a price. A price that someone else paid

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