Top 10 Desh Bhakti Songs
India is among the world's oldest and greatest civilizations, spanning more than four thousand years and experiencing the confluence of various traditions and practices that symbolize the country's rich culture and past.
The nation's history demonstrates the generosity of its success - from a country suffering from persecution to one of the world's leading economies. Above all, the people's nationalistic fervor is a driving force behind the consummation of such growth. This metamorphosis of the nation instills a sense of nationalism in the hearts of every Indian, both within and beyond the country, and this part is a small attempt to keep that flame alive.
Patriotism is defined as love, dedication, and connection to one's nation. This attachment might consist of various sentiments and languages related to a person's homeland, involving ethnic, cultural, political, and historical components.
Patriotic songs instill a feeling of belonging to a certain nation and its creed, filling our brains with fierce patriotism. They blind us to the point that we overlook benevolence and humanism in general.
That is what I have realized through the years. When I was a youngster, I was the only one in class who raised his hand when asked who had the courage to give his life for his country. But it has now occurred to me that what is required is respect for every nation's emotion and a refusal to succumb to chauvinism, which is nurtured in some manner by patriotic songs.
1. Yeh Desh Hai Veer Jawanon Ka
It is one of the most beautiful patriotic songs in the country. Mohammed Rafi and S. Balbir sang this precious gem "Yeh Desh Hai Veer Jawanon Ka". This song was featured in the evergreen era of 1950s Bollywood. This song was in the movie Naya Daur which was released in the 1957 and is a classic evergreen film.
The lyricist of this song is Sahir Ludhianvi and the music in this song was composed by Omkar Prasad Nayyar. The music label of the song was Saregama. The duration of this song is 3:42 seconds. Legend Dilip Kumar, Ajit, Smt. Vyjayanthimala ji, Chand Usmani, and Jeevan were the cast of this song.
2. Mere Desh Ki Dharti
Another heartwarming patriotic song "Mere Desh Ki Dharti" is a Hindi Indian song featured in one of the top hits in the Bollywood industry, the movie Upkar (1967). Gulshan Kumar Mehta, aka Gulshan Bawra (literally Gulshan the mad), a brilliant songwriter, wrote this melodious song. Kalyanji - Anandji did the music composition, and the playback singer of this song was Mahender Kapoor.
Legend Harikrishna Goswami better known by his screen name Manoj Kumar was picturized in this song. The love and respect Manoj Kumar got from this song earned him the nickname Mr. Bharat. The duration of the song is 7:24 seconds. The singer Mahendra Kapoor won a President's silver medal, and the writer Gulshan Kumar Mehta won the Filmfare Award for this song for the best lyricist.
3. Sandese Aate Hai
An exceptionally emotionally overwhelming song based on the pain and struggle of our Indian soldiers and the reason for being a hit in the industry and the eyes of the audience. This song is from another biggest hit movie at the box office Border released in the year 1997.
The song was written by none other than Javed Akhtar, a poet, screenwriter, lyricist, and whatnot. The music industry's favorite, Anu Malik, composed this song beautifully, and popular singers Sonu Nigam and Kumar Rathod sang this song remarkably. The length of the song is 10:19 seconds.
A huge talented star cast was picturized in the movie and song as well. Sunny Deol, Sunil Shetty, Akshaye Khanna, Tabu, Puneet Issar, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, and Raakhee are a few of them.
This heart-touching patriotic song has achieved many awards, such as the Filmfare award and Screen award won by Javed Akhtar for this song. Sonu Nigam won 3 awards Zee Cine Award, Sansui Viewers' Choice Award, and Aashirwad Award. Still, it was unfair for Kumar Rathod for not receiving any of the above as he has sung the equal portion of the song by Sonu Nigam.
4. Aye Mere Watan Ke Logo
India's most loved song, "Aye Mere Watan Ke Logo," is a patriotic song penned in Hindi by Kavi Pradeep; the music composition was done by C. Ramchandra was performed and sung by vocalist Late Smt. Lata Mangeshkar.
The song honors Indian soldiers who sacrificed their lives during the Sino-Indian War in the year 1962. The song was originally played live two months after the battle/ war by Late Lata Mangeshkar Ji on 26 January i.e. Republic Day in the year 1963 at the National Stadium in New Delhi in the sight of ex-President Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan and ex-Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru.
Earlier Asha Bhosle was approached to sing this song because of a few misunderstandings between C. Ramchandra and the singer Lata Mangeshkar but at last Lata ji only made full justice to the song. The iconic singer Lata Mangeshkar has earned the highest civilian honor, "Bharat Ratna," for her contributions and efforts in the music and film industry.
5. Suno Gaur Se Duniya Walo
One of the most passionate and popular nationalistic songs sung by great singers of the Bollywood industry is Shankar Mahadevan, Mahalaxmi Iyer, Udit Narayan, and Dominique Cerejo.
The writer of this song was Sameer and the composition of this song is done by Shankar- Ehsaan- Loy. The music label of this song was T- Series. The song featured top stars of the Bollywood industry, namely Salman Khan, Sanjay Dutt, Shilpa Shetty Kundra, and Raveena Tandon.
6. I Love My India
Unlike other patriotic songs, this song has a relaxed air. And accept it, we have indeed tapped our toes seeing Om Puri perform a dance sequence to this track. This song is from the Hindi Bollywood movie released in 1997 titled "Pardes." The fun-loving pleasing to ears songs were sung by Kavita Krishnamurthy, Hariharan, and Udit Narayan's son Aditya Narayan.
The music composition was done by the Bollywood film industry's famous music directors duo "Nadeem- Shravan" or Nadeem Akhtar Saifi and Shravan Kumar Rathod. And the director and producer of this song were Subhash Ghai. A brilliant cast of Amrish Puri, Shahrukh Khan, Mahima Chaudhry, Alok Nath, Apoorva Agnihotri, Himani Shivpuri & Aditya Narayan.
7. Aye Watan Watan Mere Abaad Rahe Tu
This incredible track from the movie Raazi released in the year 2018, is the latest addition to the collection. The song comes at a crossroads in the film when Alia Bhatt's character, Sehmat, imparts a patriotic song to the children on the opposite side of the border. It brilliantly demonstrates that love for one's homeland is global, and doesn't end at the boundaries of our borders.
This beautiful melody is written by none other than living legend Lyricist Gulzar. And the was composed by the renowned music composer Shankar- Ehsaan- Loy. Zee Music Company labeled this song. The original song was sung by renowned singer Sunidhi Chauhan and then later on male version was also released, and the playback singer was one and only Arijit Singh.
8. Rang De Basanti
Oh, you recall the movie Rang De Basanti, the film which compelled you to shed tears like a newborn in front of your friends. Remember? The title track of this film is the OG ends up making all of us stand up and do the Bhangra, and nothing tops it.
It is from the movie with the same title, "Rang de Basanti," released in 2006; it is a great movie with a great star cast of Aamir Khan, Soha Ali Khan, R. Madhavan, Sharman Joshi, Kunal Kapoor and none other than Waheeda Rehman.
The composer of soundtrack of the movie was composed by A.R. Rahman and Sony BMG released it. Prasoon Joshi and Blaaze (rapper) wrote down this amazing fun song. This song won the Filmfare Award for Best Music Director.
9. Mera Rang De Basanti Chola
This track is indeed a rollercoaster of various emotions. It is based on 20th century hero "Bhagat Singh", the indefatigable revolutionist who went on to be revered as a legend in the history of India. The melody and the words fill you with a great feeling of pride and thankfulness.
The vocalist of this record are Udit Narayan, Bhupinder Singh, and Veer Rajinder, and it is from the movie "23rd March 1931: Shaheed," released in the year 2002.
10. Teri Mitti Mein Mil Jawa
In the movie Kesari, this emotional track declares utter love and loyalty to the nation. With spot-on lyrics and excellent music, it mixes nicely with the idea of the movie- the attitude of helping.
Arko and B Praak are the singers and music composers of this patriotic emotional song. Manoj Muntashir wrote lyrics, and the amazing star cast of Akshay Kumar and Parineeti Chopra from the movie Kesari was released in 2019.