26.12.16

Family-friendly Patriotic Films!

Family-friendly Patriotic Films!
With Republic Day around the corner, learn about India and its freedom struggle with these family-friendly patriotic films!

This film is a biography of Mahatma Gandhi, the leader of the non-violent resistance movement in India. The film has won Academy Awards for the Best Picture and Best Actor.

This is a historical movie which describes the great work done by Bhagat Singh.

The movie draws parallels between two different approaches towards attaining freedom: the non-violent ways of Gandhi and Bhagat Singh's revolutionary means.

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This movie is set in the desert of Bhuj, a part of which was transformed into a village for the shoot. The storyline revolves around peasants from a barren village who are oppressed by high taxes imposed by the British. When the peasants attempt to persuade the officers to reduce their taxes, the officers put forth a proposition of cancelling their taxes for three years if their village team beats them at cricket!  

This is a brilliant film that tackles issues faced by the rural people of India. The movie highlights the contradictions that exist in modern India. The story of 'Swades' is inspired by the story of Aravinda Pillalamarri and Ravi Kuchimanchi, NRIs who came back to India and started the Bilgaon Project under which pedal-powered generators were used to light remote, off-the-grid village schools. The producer-director Ashutosh Gowarikar is believed to have read Rajni Bakshi’s book, ‘Bapu Kuti’, through which he got to know about Aravinda and his project.

This is a film about awakening and about standing up for one's beliefs. The movie showcases the spirit of rebellion through two different time periods, drawing parallels between the two. The contemporary setting revolves around a group of friends while the historic one revolves around freedom fighters like Chandrashekhar Azad and Bhagat Singh.

Senani Sane Guruji was a well-known social reformer and freedom fighter. After completing his education, he became a school teacher. For the cause of independence, he was jailed several times. He also fought against cast differentiation. The film is adapted from the book, ‘Sane Guruji’ written by Raja Mangalvadekar.

Mahatma Gandhi, commonly known as Bapu, was one of the great followers of truth. The famous motto ‘Satyameva Jayate’ was given by him to the country. The film revolves around villagers who are unaware of the truth and are evoked by a village boy named Raju. The film features Morarji Desai talking to the kids on Bapu’s childhood.

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