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Independence Day 2022: Shershaah to 83- celebrate the historic day by binge watching these popular 2021 films

What better way to celebrate our Nation’s 75 years of independence than a quiet day in binge watching these popular films.

Independence Day 2022: Shershaah to 83- celebrate the historic day by binge watching these popular 2021 films

  • Team OTTplay

Last Updated: 08.13 AM, Aug 15, 2022


On this day 75 years ago, the country found itself liberated from colonial rule, and the whole country is raising the tricolour high to celebrate Independence Day 2022. The feeling of patriotism is something many filmmakers have tried to imbibe into their works for the longest time, leading to some truly fine works of art that seem to pulse with pride for the country in every single frame.

The tradition of paying tribute to the nation through film has been kept alive by filmmakers even today, and 2021 saw a host of films spanning across genres intended to spark the embers of patriotism within viewers. On this Independence Day, here’s a list of such films you can binge on OTT:

Shershaah followed the story of Captain Vikram Batra, an Indian soldier and war hero who was martyred in the Kargil War. Sidharth Malhotra essays the role of the soldier, and the film revolves around how Batra came to be a part of the army and how he served his country with his valour. The film, which had a direct to digital release on Amazon Prime Video, was directed by Vishnuvardhan in his Bollywood debut. Kiara Advani,Shiv Panditt, Nikitin Dheer and Anil Charanjeett also star.
1983 was a historic year for the country, as it marked the year when the Indian cricket team brought home the World Cup for the first time, under the captaincy of Kapil Dev. The team, which had been viewed as an underdog throughout the tournament, had defied all odds to emerge as the winners, besting the West Indies in the final match. Ranveer Singh starred as Kapil Dev in the Kabir Khan directorial, which also featured Jiiva, Pankaj Tripathi, Tahir Raj Bhasin, Saqib Saleem, Jatin Sarna, Chirag Patil, Dinker Sharma, Nishant Dahiya, Harrdy Sandhu, Sahil Khattar and Deepika Padukone.
Bhuj: The Pride of India
The story of Bhuj: The Pride of India is set against the backdrop of the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971. The film tells the story of Indian Air Force commander Vijay Karnik who scrambles to reconstruct the airstrip at the Bhuj Base, after it becomes destroyed by enemy aircraft, preventing the transport of reinforcements. Karnik is joined in his efforts by over 300 women from around the area, and together they try to reconstruct the airstrip within three days. The Abhishek Dudhaiya- directorial stars Ajay Devgn.
Sardar Udham Singh
This biographical drama followed the story of Indian revolutionary Udham Singh. After being traumatised by the Jallianwala Bagh massacre, Singh vows to take revenge on those responsible and decides to assassinate Michael O'Dwyer, who essayed a pivotal role in orchestrating the tragedy. The Shoojit Sircar directorial saw Vicky Kaushal essay the role of the titular protagonist.
Sooryavanshi marked the fourth film in Rohit Shetty’s popular Cop Universe. The film followed the story of DCP Veer Sooryavanshi, a fierce police officer who makes it his life’s mission to protect the nation by thwarting the heinous efforts of terrorists. The film stars Akshay Kumar as the titular protagonist. Ajay Devgn and Ranveer Singh, who featured in previous instalments in the Cop Universe, also make cameo appearances in the film as well.