The Independence Day is not only a day of happiness and pride for an individual living in a country but a day of celebration for all the people across the country. One cannot imagine this day without hoisting the National Flag and some patriotic songs which surely meets up with the ambience and fits the environment.
We present to you a set of ten songs which deserves a place in the track list of the 70th Independence Day of India.
1. Miley Sur Mera Tumhara
This is a song sung and arranged with many instruments. This is a song which was telecasted in Doordarshan, the Public Service Television System of India. This song carries a message that India is ‘one and united’ and the national integration can be deepened only when the ac cord of every Indian is the same.
2. Baaje Sargam har taraf se.. Goonjey Ban Kar Desh Raag
This is another song based on the Indian classical raga called the ‘Desh’ raga. The raga which denotes the country is the ‘Desh’. This is also a song which gives away the message of National Integration. This song was also originally telecasted in the Doordarshan. Both the previous and this song feature the maestros of Indian classical and contemporary music.
3. Maa Tujhe Salaam- A R Rahman
This is the well known ‘Vande Matarum’ version sung by A.R Rahman the Oscar winning music composer of India. The music video was launched by Bharat Bala Productions. Since its launch, the song remains one of the famous songs of patriotism of India.
4. Vande Matarum by Lata Mangeshkar- Ananda Math (film)
Vande Mataram by Bharat Ratna Lata Mangeshkar remains the utmost of all the patriotic songs ever made for India. This song follows the original lyrics of the National Song of the country, Vande Matarum which was written by Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay. The song is used in the film named ‘Ananda Math’.
5. Aye Mere Watan Ke Logon
This song, sung by Lata Mangeshkar is dedicated to the Indian Army. The song depict the immense patriotism of the soldiers of the country who risk their lives and even sacrifice them for the well being and security of the common mass of the country.
6. Sarfaroshi Ki Tamanna (Sad) – The Legend of Bhagat Singh
Sarfaroshi Ki Tamanna, this song has many versions but the most appreciable is the sad version of the song which is used in the film, The Legend of Bhagat Singh. It is composed by A.R Rahman and it gives us a feeling of eternal patriotism by its lyrics and melodious values.
7. Jeety Hain Chal- Neerja
This song is one of the best when it comes to patriotic songs made in the recent time. Neerja Bhanot was an air hostess, a model and one of the remarkable names in the patriotic history of India. She was killed by the plane hijackers while saving the Pan Am 73 flight in the Karachi airport. She was awarded the ‘Ashok Chakra’ posthumously. ‘Neerja’ the 2016 film starred by Sonam Kapoor is the biopic of Neerja Bhanot.
Ashok Khurana the music director managed well to compose this song with deep patriotic value which commands the listener to never stop living the life and serve for the country.
8.Hindustan Meri Jaan- Border
Border, the film directed by J. P Dutta still remains one of the greatest movies made on all times. This film documents the Indo-Pak war of 1971 featuring actors like Sunny Deol and Akshay Khanna in different roles. Music director Anu Malik has managed to gift us many good songs in the film among which this particular song gives as the eternal feeling of patriotism and makes us proud to call ourselves Indians.
9.Jai Hind Song- Information & Broadcasting Ministry of India
The Jai Hind song, supported by the Information and Broadcasting Ministry of India features some of the musical gems of the recent times. This song also carries the message of National Integration and depicts the rich varied heritage of India.
10. Bharata Bhagya Bidhata- Rajkahini
We all know that the Indian National Anthem is written by Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore but few of us know that out of the 5 stanzas he wrote, only the 1st stanza is officially accepted as the National Anthem of India whereas if we look towards the lyrics of the 4 other stanzas we can find that it clearly depicts the situation of volatile India then under the British Rule, the freedom fight and the win over the independence for India.
Srijit Mukherji in his recent film Rajkahini, has featured the rest of the 4 stanzas of the song ‘Jana Gana Mana’ excluding the 1st stanza which is officially the National Anthem. The song is sung by various artists which include the National Award winning Music Director Kabir Suman, National Award winning singer Rupankar Bagchi and esteemed singers like Kaushiki Chakraborty Deshikan, Babul Supriyo, Anupam Roy and others.
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