As the nation gears up to celebrate the 75th Republic Day on January 26, there’s no better way to honor the spirit of India’s sovereignty than by immersing ourselves in narratives that echo the diversity and beauty of the Republic of India. This Republic Day, indulge in compelling stories steeped in patriotic fervor that remind us of the indomitable spirit and struggles of millions who fought for the freedom and sovereignty of our nation. Here are some stirring films and teleplays to add to your watchlist:
Witness the thought-provoking teleplay “Shobhayatra” on Zee Theatre, directed by Ganesh Yadav and filmed by Attar Singh Saini. This Hindi adaptation of Shafaat Khan’s Marathi classic portrays the erosion of values in modern society through the lens of six working professionals who embody iconic leaders on Independence Day. Catch this satire on Tata Play Theatre on January 28.
Delve into the inspiring life of Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw in the biopic “Sam Bahadur,” featuring Vicky Kaushal in the titular role. Directed by Meghna Gulzar and produced by Ronnie Screwvala, this film chronicles the wartime leadership and valor of one of India’s most illustrious army officers. Streaming on ZEE5 from January 26.
Experience the resilience of retired freedom fighters in the teleplay “Seven” on Zee Theatre. Directed by Nitin Shingal, this Hindi adaptation of “The Magnificent Seven” showcases the determination of neglected senior citizens who break out of their old-age home to join the Republic Day parade. Airing on January 26 on Airtel Spotlight, Dish TV Rangmanch Active, and D2H Rangmanch Active.
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Code Name: Tiranga
Embark on an enthralling spy thriller with “Code Name: Tiranga,” led by Parineeti Chopra. Directed by Ribhu Dasgupta, this film follows Durga Devi Singh alias Ismat on a fearless mission for her nation, where sacrifice becomes her sole choice. Streaming on Netflix.
Pay tribute to the valor of Lieutenant Captain Vikram Batra in the biographical war film “Shershaah,” starring Sidharth Malhotra. Directed by Vishnuvardhan, this emotional biopic portrays the courage and patriotism of the Kargil war hero. Available for streaming on Amazon Prime.
This Republic Day, immerse yourself in these stirring narratives that celebrate the essence of India’s sovereignty and the indomitable spirit of its people.