Bollywood has given us many patriotic movies over the years. Starting from Border to Chak De India, filmmakers have managed to touch different subjects and yet, come up with some wonderful pieces of cinema. These movies not just arouse the patriotic feeling in us but also inform us about our wonderful history filled with struggle. Despite being a niche, patriotic movies have also managed to do well at the box-office.
This trend is likely to continue in 2018 with some of the biggest stars like Akshay Kumar and Alia Bhatt set to star in patriotic movies. Here is a look at some of those films who may also perform well at the box-office. From Mother India to Border to Rang De Basanti, we have seen many shades of storytelling from loud to melodramatic.
Raazi, directed by Meghan Gulzar will hit the screens on May 11. It is based on the novel ‘Calling Sehmat’ by Harinder Sikka. The film is inspired by a true story which revolves around an Indian Spy played by Alia Bhatt and is set during 1971 Indo-Pakistan war. Alia has emerged as one of the best actresses of her generation and is already being applauded for her brilliant performance in Raazi. The movie is expected to earn around Rs 5 crore on day 1 and if the word of mouth is good, should take its life-time collection past Rs 50 Cr.
The last time John Abraham played the role of an army officer, he probably delivered his career-best performance with Madras Cafe. Now the actor is set to star in Parmanu, directed by Abhishek Sharma which is set to release on 25 May. The film’s story is based on the nuclear bomb tests conducted by the Indian Army at Pokhran in 1998. While John Abraham plays the lead role of the Pokhran Nuclear test team, the movie also stars Diana Penty and Boman Irani. However, with Bhavesh Joshi Superhero releasing on the same day, Parmanu many have a tough time at the box-office.
Akshay Kumar had a great start to 2018 with PadMan doing well on the box-office. The actor will return to the big screen with Gold, based on India’s first Gold medal win after independence at the Olympics. The film is being produced by Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani’s Excel Entertainment. This will also be the first major movie on Indian hockey since Shah Rukh Khan’s Chak De India and should be able to pull the crowd to the theatres.
Filmmaker JP Dutta is back with another war story – Paltan. The film is based on the 1967 Nathu La and Cho La Indo-China Military clashes that took place along the Sikkim border and stars Arjun Rampal, Sonu Sood, Gurmeet Choudhary, Harshvardhan Rane and Siddhant Kapoor in important roles. Paltan will hit the theatres on September 7 and with Dutta’s box-office record, should do well.
Based on the Battle of Saragrahi, an 1897 battle in which 21 Sikhs fought against 1000 Afghani soldiers and won. Kesari sees Akshay Kumar and Parineeti Chopra share screen space for the first time. The movie will be released on 22nd March 2019.