Martyrs Day or Shaheed Diwas is celebrated every year on 30 January and 23 March in our country. Mahatma Gandhi’s death anniversary on 30 January is remembered as Martyr’s Day. While Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev were hanged on 23 March 1931, so Martyr’s Day is also celebrated on 23 March in memory of those immortal heroes. Bollywood too has remembered the martyrdom of heroes in different ways. In this way, we tell you a few selected films, when the heroes of India were given a salute through films.
The film Shaheed was released in 1965, directed by SR Sharma. The film was based on the life of Bhagat Singh, with Manoj Kumar in the lead character. The story of this film was written by Batukeshwar Dutt. In the list of the 13th National Film Award, the film won the award for Best Film in Hindi as well as the Nargis Dutt Award for Best Film on National Integration.
In the film Gandhi, released in 1982, Ben Kingsley played the main character of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. Ben’s amazing performance in the film won everyone’s heart. Along with Ben, the film had Rohini Hattangadi, Roshan Seth, Pradeep Kumar, Saeed Jaffrey, Edward Fox, Shriram Lagoo, Dilip Tahil, Pankaj Kapoor, Supriya Pathak and Neena Gupta in pivotal roles. The film directed by Richard Attenborough has shown the life of Mahatma Gandhi from becoming a barrister to his assassination. The film also received eight other Academy Awards along with the Academy Award for Best Film. Along with the Academy Awards, the film also received the Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
It should be about patriotism and martyrdom and not to mention the film border directed by JP Dutta, it is not possible. The film Border, released in 1997, is based on a real incident of war fought between India and Pakistan in the year 1971. The film featured strong performances by actors including Sunny Deol, Sunil Shetty, Akshaye Khanna, Jackie Shroff, Sudesh Berry, Puneet Issar, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Tabu, Rakhi, Pooja Bhatt and Sharbani Mukherjee. The dialogues, including the film’s songs, are still super hit.
The legend of bhagat singh
The film ‘The Legend of Bhagat Singh’, released in 2002, was directed by Rajkumar Santoshi. In this film, Ajay Devgan as Bhagat Singh, Sushant Singh as Sukhdev and D. Santosh as Rajguru were played. The songs of the film are still liked today. Let me tell you that ‘The Legend of Bhagat Singh’ won the National Film Award in the Best Feature Film category.
Uri – The Surgical Strike
‘How the Josh- High Sir’, every countryman must have said these dialogues in the year 2019. This was a dialogue of the film Uri – The Surgical Strike. Starring Vicky Kaushal, Paresh Rawal, Yami Gautam, Mohit Raina and Kirti Kulhari, the film won a lot of accolades and numerous awards. The surgical strike carried out by terrorists from India after the attack on army camp at Uri in Jammu and Kashmir was shown in this film in the best manner. Vicky Kaushal was also awarded the National Award for Best Actor for his outstanding performance in the film.