Movies and songs are an integral part of our culture and Independence Day defines our recent past. Hence, what better way to celebrate our history and heritage with songs that are a tribute to them. Here are some songs – some modern renditions and some others in its original forms – to celebrate this Independence Day.
- Vande Mataram
Sung by the nightingale Late Lata Mangeshkar to the words penned down by Bankim Chandra Chatterjee, this song tops our charts of songs for Independence Day.
We cannot forget our national song while we celebrate Independence Day. Here’s a rendition by Neeti Mohan who mashed up Bankim Chandra Chatterjee’s words with Lata Mangeshkar’s iconic Vande Mataram.
- Maa Tujhe Salaam (Album: Vande Mataram)
This is one song that is etched in all our memories and hearts, and will always remain so. After all, it is the maestro A. R. Rahman who has breathed life into its lyrics. Goosebumps, here they are!
- Rang De Basanti (Movie: Rang De Basanti)
Yet another song by the A. R. Rahman, the tunes and lyrics of this song inspires togetherness and brotherhood.
- Teri Mitti (Kesari)
A soulful rendition that makes way to our hearts all due to its lyrics and slow beats, the list of patriotic songs remains incomplete without this number.
- Mere Desh Ki Dharti (Movie: Upkar)
Like the saying goes, “old is golden”, this song from the yesteryears sums up the emotions and spirit of freedom to perfection.
- Jai Ho (Movie: Slumdog Millionnaire)
A. R. Rahman wove magic yet again with the music of this Oscar nominated movie.
- Jaaga Hindustan (Movie: Gold)
Veteran lyricist Javed Akhtar created magic with its words and the music is a heart-felt tribute to the nation.
- Ae Watan (Movie: Raazi)
The music conveys undying love for our motherland through simple yet meaningful lyrics and tunes.
- Challa (Movie: Uri)
The number, also known as Main Lad Jana, inspires the listener to win for the sake of the nation.
10. Thare Vaaste (Movie: Parmanu)
The number emotes the immense love and dedication for the country. A must-have in your I-Day playlist.
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