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Independence Day special: 5 Hindi films on ZEE5 to dive into the freedom spirit

Sneha Bale

August 10, 2020

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This Independence Day, spend your day with on-screen heroes who make us proud of our nation. From Vicky Kaushal’s Uri to Ranveer Singh’s Simmba, here are our top picks to watch on ZEE5.

Independence Day is one occasion when people openly express their feelings of patriotism. The spirit of this occasion is no less than a grand festival. This time, we will be celebrating our 73rd year as a free nation. When most of the country continues to be in quarantine due to the global health pandemic, you can make the most of your time by watching some amazing films.

Watch the trailer of Uri, in Telugu, here:

Uri: The Surgical Strike

Uri: The Surgical Strike Poster
Uri: The Surgical Strike Poster (Source: Instagram)

Vicky Kaushal starrer Uri: The Surgical Strike was one of the biggest super hits of the year gone by. This patriotic film, also starring Paresh Rawal and Yami Gautam, deals with the events related to the surgical strike conducted by the Indian Army against militants in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir to avenge the attack on the army camp in Uri. It is now available in Telugu too.


Simmba Poster
Simmba Poster (Source: Instagram)

Ranveer Singh‘s massive blockbuster, Simmba, directed by Rohit Shetty is an out and out entertainer.  The 2018 film also stars Sonu Sood and Sara Ali Khan. The story of Simmba revolves around an orphan from the village of Shivgadh. He grows up to be a corrupt police officer, but some incidents change the fate of his career and ambition. How he evolves into an ethical man fighting for justice is the crux of the story.

Pad Man

Pad Man Poster
Pad Man Poster (Source: Instagram)

Akshay Kumar‘s Pad Man is a social drama which takes inspiration from the real-life events of Arunachalam Muruganantham. The film also stars Sonam Kapoor and Radhika Apte. It is an inspiring journey of a man, who decides to help his wife and other women live a hygienic life by building low-cost sanitary pad manufacturing machine.


Parmanu Poster
Parmanu Poster (Source: Instagram)

Parmanu is a film led by John Abraham, Diana Penty and Boman Irani amongst other actors. It is based on secretive nuclear tests that were conducted in Rajasthan, in 1998. Under the Atal Bihari Vajpayee Government, these tests created history and firmly put India in the list of nuclear nations.

Toilet: Ek Prem Katha

Toilet: Ek Prem Katha
Toilet: Ek Prem Katha (Source: Instagram)

Toilet: Ek Prem Katha starring Akshay Kumar and Bhoomi Pednekar is inspired by Prime Minister Modi’s Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan. The film is the story of Keshav and Jaya, who belong to villages near Mathura. The village doesn’t have a proper toilet facility. Post her marriage, Jaya finds out that Keshav’s house doesn’t have a toilet and she leaves him. How Keshav battles age-old mindsets to build a toilet and bring her back is the crux of the story.

What’s your pick? Tell us in the comments section below.

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