Republic Day 2023: 7 Bollywood biopics on freedom fighters, leaders

 | Updated: Jan 26, 2023, 04:18 PM IST

For Republic Day 2023, here we have curated a list of biographical movies on freedom fighters, and leaders that you can binge-watch.

Take a look:

Sardar (1993)

This film tells the story of India's first home minister, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. The patriotic movie highlights how Patel helped in making India a democratic country, and saw the post-Independence struggle as the leader of the country after they got freedom from age-old British rule.

The film features Gandhi in terms of his relationship with Patel and how the former influenced India's Iron man. Paresh Rawal essayed the role of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel while Annu Kapoor played Mahatma Gandhi.

The film was directed by Ketan Mehta. 


Mangal Pandey – The Rising (2005)

The historical biographical drama film is based on the life of Mangal Pandey, an Indian soldier known for helping to spark the Indian rebellion of 1857 - The First War of Indian Independence.

Aamir Khan played the role of Mangal Pandey and his performance as a fierce freedom fighter was widely praised. 


Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi (2019)

'Manikarnika' takes you back to the battlefield of brave Queen Rani Laxmibai and tells the story of her mutiny against the Britishers.

Kangana Ranaut nailed the performance as Queen of Jhansi. 



The Legend of Bhagat Singh

Featuring Ajay Devgn as Bhagat Singh, the movie 'The Legend of Bhagat Singh' is about Singh, a freedom fighter who fought for India's independence along with fellow members of the Hindustan Republic Association.


Shaheed Udham Singh (2000)

The biographical film is based on the life of Udham Singh, an Indian revolutionary who had witnessed the 1919 Amritsar massacre and wanted to avenge the mass killing of his countrymen.

He spent his whole life to punish Michael O'Dwyer, the Lieutenant Governor of Punjab for his involvement with the massacre. 


Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose: The Forgotten Hero (2004)

'Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose: The Forgotten Hero' depicts the life of the Indian Independence leader Subhash Chandra Bose in Nazi Germany: 1941–1943, and in Japanese-occupied Asia 1943–1945, and the events leading to the formation of Azad Hind Fauj. 


Veer Savarkar

Based on the life of Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, the movie 'Veer Savarkar' tells the story of a great revolutionary and his fight for freedom and covers the important event of the legends life

The film was the world's first financed film by public donations.