With the 71st Republic Day right around the corner, people all across India are bursting with pride, joy, and the elation of patriotism! And what better way to enjoy this day by listening to some Bollywood numbers that will enhance your moment of pride? This Republic Day, listening to these patriotic Hindi songs that will definitely make you appreciate the feeling of oneness that binds us all. The freedom struggle that we won, and the battle that preceded it. Proceed with caution – some goosebumps and teary eyes might come your way! Scroll down.
1. Maa Tujhe Salaam by A. R. Rahman
This song from the album ‘Vande Mataram’ (1997) by A.R. Rahman never fails to give you goosebumps.
2. Aye Mere Watan Ke Logon by Lata Mangeshkar
Lata Mangeshkar makes sure that no one leaves without a tear in their eyes after listening to this emotional song.
3. Bharat Humko Jaan Se Pyaara Hai by Hariharan
A soothing track by Hariharan in the movie, ‘Roja’ (1992) is a masterpiece. It truly calls out to the Indian within!
4. Aisa Des Hai Mera by Udit Narayan
Portraying India in its original agrarian entirety, this song in the movie, ‘Veer-Zaara’ celebrates India as a whole!
5. Yeh Jo Des Hai Tera by A. R. Rahman
Through the impactful voice of A.R. Rahman, the song describes the unbreakable relationship of an Indian with his homeland.
6. Mera Rang De Basanti by Sonu Nigam
Honouring the sacrifice of the freedom fighters, this number will leave you watery eyed.
7. Chak De! India by Sukhwinder Singh
High-spirited and extremely motivational, Chak De! India’s title track will make you want to reach out for the stars and realise all your dreams!
8. Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani by Udit Narayan
This title track from ‘Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani’ is every 90’s child’s way of expressing that woh kisi se kum nahin.
9. Mere Desh Ki Dharti Sona Ugle by Mahendra Kapoor
As we witnessed in K3G, this song is every Indian household’s way of remembering the rich and glorious past of our nation.
10. Satyameva Jayate by Ram Sampath
The catchy song gives us an insight into the show’s motive i.e. focusing on sensitive social practices prevalent in India and showing us the true picture of our country!
11. Des Rangila by Mahalaxmi Iyer
Praising India’s multi-culturalism, the song’s tunes automatically make our feet tap!
12. Mera Mulk Mera Desh by Kumar Sanu
This number from the movie, ‘Diljale’ (1996) highlights the feeling of belongingness of Indians to their motherland!
13. Maula Mere Le Le Meri Jaan by Krishna Beura
This movie (Chak De! India) is in itself a reminder of how even today members of different communities in India are fighting for recognition as Indians.
14. I Love My India by Kavita Krishnamurthy
The song is self-explanatory. We Love our India! Enough said.
15. Kandho Se Milte Hain Kandhe by Sonu Nigam
A song describing the togetherness of Indians, uplifting the spirits of the soldiers. It’s a cult classic!
16. Nanha Munna Rahi Hoon by Naushad
Every child in our nation can sing along this song from ‘Son of India’ (1962).
17. Ae Mere Pyaare Watan by Manna Dey
One of the best patriotic songs, it transcends you into a space of earnest love for your country.
18. Des Mere Des by A. R. Rahman
Sung by A.R. Rahman and Sukhwinder Singh, this song really sets you in the mood for some patriotic feels!
19. Yeh Desh Hai Veer Jawano Ka by Mohammed Rafi
This song from the movie, ‘Naya Daur’ (1957) gradually heightens your spirit of nationalism to an all-new level!
20. Hindustan Meri Jaan by Shankar Mahadevan
Shankar Mahadevan puts his soul into this song with lyrics evoking a sense of patriotism in every heart that hears it.
21. Rang De Basanti by Daler Mehndi
With Daler Mehndi’s energetic voice, this song has a flavour of patriotism that will leave you all jolly!
22. Aao Bachcho Tumhe Dikhaye by Kavi Pradeep
Teaching the younger generation of our nation about India and its grandeur, this song from ‘Jagriti’ (1954) is an all-time favourite!
23. Suno Gaur Se Duniya Walon by Shankar Mahadevan
Warning the world of India’s strength, the song inspires you while making a strong statement- that we are not here to be a runner-up!
24. Sare Jahaan Se Accha by Muhammad Iqbal
Sung in almost every school, this number is an all-time favourite of all age groups alike!
25. Ae Watan by Sunidhi Chauhan
It’s not only this melodious and rather refreshing song, but the entire movie (Raazi) that portrays the vigour of an Indian who can go up to any lengths to save India!
26. Challa (Main Lad Jaana) by Shashwat Sachdeva
Yet another song full of ‘Josh’ and vitality from the movie, ‘Uri’ that will bring any listener to muster up the courage to do what he or she had been afraid of until now. “How’s the Josh? High, Sir!”