Top 10 Most Patriotic Bollywood Films of all Time!

It's no secret that Bollywood gives more emphasis on making romantic films, but time and again it has produced some brilliant patriotic films which went on to attain iconic status over the years. Since its very beginning, it has been making biopics on legendary freedom fighters and also on wars which India fought with enemy countries. But patriotic films are not always about freedom fighters and wars; they could be about anything that fire up the feeling of patriotism within you. If you want to know which have been the top ten most patriotic Bollywood films of all time, read our comprehensive article here.



Macho man Sunny Deol has appeared in a number of movies imbued with the feeling of patriotism and, luckily, all his films based on the said theme have received an overwhelming response from the audience and become hits at the ticket window. Besides ‘Gadar: Ek Prem Katha’ (2001) and ‘Indian’ (2001), another popular patriotic film starring Sunny Deol in an important role is ‘Maa Tujhhe Salaam’ which released on 25th January 2002 and emerged as one of the biggest hits of the year. The movie, directed by Tinu Verma, also starred talented actors like Tabu and Arbaaz Khan. This film was released when tension between India and Pakistan was at its peak.

‘Maa Tujhhe Salaam’ is a well-told tale about how the love of country holds up in the face of other passions. The story of the film revolved around an Indian military officer, Major Pratap Singh, a character played passionately by Sunny Deol, who aborts a terrorist attack attempt of the enemy country single-handedly with the help of a few local civilians, at an area located near the border of India. With a lot of high-octane action sequences and emotions, the film takes the audience on a very entertaining, enjoyable and engrossing journey. One interesting fact about the film is that it was promoted as Sunny Deol’s movie as he had delivered back to back hits like ‘Gadar: Ek Prem Katha’ and ‘Indian’ but when the film entered theaters Sunny Deol just had a supporting role where as Arbaaz Khan was the lead. Since its release, ‘Maa Tujhhe Salaam’ has seen many television repeats and is a hit among the television audience across the country.

TRIVIA: Reportedly, Sunil Shetty was signed for Arbaaz Khan’s role in the movie but opted out after a fight with director Tinnu Verma.



  1. I agree it’s a patriotic movie… Bt losing against Pakistan in finals n playing any match against Pakistan in women’s world cup is not acceptable… As far as more than 70% of Indians consider that winning against Pakistan in equal to winning world cup, and also winning world cup after losing to Pakistan is not accepted… So, I think he is TRAITOR

  2. Seriously…..something wrong with the author…not even one movie of Manoj kumar (kranti,Shaheed) to name a few…..get ur facts right ….

  3. Top 10?????

    WTF? What are the criteria used to rank them? List all movies with a Khan and having at least one utterance of the word India. And if you fall short of 10, then do a find on IMDb with genre = patriotism?

    You are a laugh riot. Your knowledge of Hindi films runs only from the period that you were 15 years old. Yeah alright I saw Haqeeqat from 1964 in the list. Thank heavens for IMDb.

    At the minimum you should have spoken with a few elders in your neighborhood to find out what movies they still recollect as bastions of patriotism. And your Chak De and Rang De would have come in the last 10 patriotic films.

    Grow up buddy.

  4. No Manoj “Bharat” Kumar movie in the list? I think Purab aur Paschim, Kranti, Saheed and Upkar were patriotic blockbuster too


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