If you really think about it, we get to sleep peacefully at night and go about our life the way we want because of the brave men and women at the borders protecting the nation. To honour the sacrifices of these brave people, Bollywood has time and again produced moving Indian Army songs to remind us of their incomparable services. On the occasion of Kargil Vijay Diwas, let’s check out the top Bollywood patriotic songs to remember our precious warriors.
Kargil Vijay Diwas is observed on 26th July each year when the entire nation comes together to remember the heroes who lost their lives during the Kargil War fighting for our nation. And nothing evokes a stronger sense of pride than soulful patriotic songs. Over the years, Bollywood has gifted us with special Indian Army songs to honour the brave men and women at the borders because of whom we get to spend our lives peacefully. Let’s take a look at the best Bollywood patriotic songs to pay tribute to the Indian Army.
1. Aye Mere Watan Ke Logon
Talking about paying homage to our brave martyrs, one cannot but start off with this emotional number. Sung by the living legend Lata Mangeshkar, it moves us to think about the fighters who gave their lives to keep us safe.
2. Kandhon Se Milte Hain Kandhe
The song ‘Kandhon Se Milte Hain Kandhe‘ can be arguably said to be the highlight of the film Lakshya. When the awesome composing trio Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy joins hands with the genius lyricist Javed Akhtar, you are bound to shed some tears and be touched.
3. Sandese Aate Hai
‘Sandese Aate Hai‘ is a classic patriotic song from the 1997 movie Border. Depicting the yearning of soldiers’ families to see them back home safe and sound, the track is a must for every occasion meant for the Indian army.
4. Teri Mitti
‘Teri Mitti‘, from the movie Kesari, is one of the latest additions to the list of heartfelt patriotic songs. From deeply meaningful lyrics to beautiful vocals, the song is the perfect symbolism of our pride for the army.
5. Kadam Kadam Badhaye Ja
This inspirational number was actually the regimental quick march of the Indian National Army of none other than Subhas Chandra Bose. The song was even banned in the country which was later lifted in the year 1947.
‘Challa‘, from the movie Uri: The Surgical Strike, is the perfect rendition of a countryman’s dedication to go to extreme measures for his own land. While the song is superbly written and sung, the video shows the army training intensely for a fight.
7. Bharat Ki Beti
When we talk about the army, we often tend to forget the role played by women in securing the boundaries for us and fighting on behalf of the country. So, we’d like to end our list today with this incredible track from the movie Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl which is based on the real-life story of Gunjan Saxena – the first ever female IAF pilot – who served the nation by fighting in the Kargil War.
This Kargil Vijay Diwas, gather your friends and family to truly thank and pay your respects to our courageous soldiers and warriors. Head over to the Flutin app to play these songs and mark your tribute for the deserving army men and women and let your gratitude shine through.