Patriotism is the real hero in these regional hits

Love stories that created magic in the 90s may not excite us now. Same is the case with thrillers and rom-coms. That’s why the themes in our movies keep evolving with time. However, there’s one genre that continues to have the same impact forever. You guessed it right – patriotic films never lose their charm. Watch them today or a decade later, these movies will always fill your heart with pride. This Independence Day, let’s look at some patriotic films presented by regional cinema. 

1. Krantiveer Rajguru (Marathi)

This movie chronicles the life of a great revolutionary – Shivram Hari Rajguru. He sacrificed his life for India’s independence. He was hanged along with Bhagat Singh in 1931. Chinmay Mandlekar convincingly portrays Rajguru on the big screen. Released in 2010, this film gives you an insight into the heroic acts of our freedom fighters. 

Marathi Film Krantiveer Rajguru
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2. 1909 (Marathi)

This 2014-release throws light upon a little-known incident of India’s freedom struggle. Set in 1909, this movie showcases the selfless contributions of Anant Kanhere, Krushnaji Karve, and other young revolutionaries. They were determined to drive the Britishers out of the country. It’s interesting to see how courageously they executed the assassination of a British officer. 

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3. Kerala Varma Pazhassi Raja (Malayalam)

This is a period drama set in the 18th Century. The King of Pazhassi, born as Kerala Varma, led a series of revolts against the British. The inspiring king gloriously fought against the East India Company. Mammootty effortlessly portrays him in this 2009-release. This was the costliest Malayalam film ever at the time of its release. It has been dubbed in Tamil and Hindi too. 

Kerala Varma Pazhassi Raja (Malayalam)
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4. Ek Krantiveer: Vasudev Balwant Phadke (Marathi)

Vasudev was among the many activists born on the soil of Maharashtra. This movie tells the story of his persistent efforts towards attaining India’s independence. Vasudev, along with his gang, strategically fought against the nation’s enemy. They attacked the British Raj in order to safeguard the farmer community. This 2007-release highlights the undying spirit of some of India’s brave heroes in the 19th century. 

Ek Krantiveer: Vasudev Balwant Phadke (Marathi)
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5. Veeraputhran (Malayalam)

Veeraputhran is a historical film based on the life of Mohammed Abdul Rahiman. This freedom fighter played a pivotal role in the anti-colonial movements of Malabar. Released in 2011, this film depicts the leader’s journey of political struggle during the British Raj. Actor Narain plays the role of Abdul Rahiman with great conviction. 

Malayalam Movie Veeraputhran
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