Republic Day: Movies That Celebrate The TRUE Meaning Of Our Indian Constitution!

Ruchita Ushakola
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Republic Day, the national festival and holiday for Indians in celebrating our Constitution, was adopted by the Indian Constituent Assembly on 26 November 1949 and came into effect on 26 January 1950.

Today marking its 72 years of celebration we’ll see into the list of movies that celebrates the TRUE meaning of our Indian Constitution.

Indian Cinemas have truly created much impact in the public eye with their different contents and genres. Themes like police, courtroom dramas and regarding statutes, rules, IPC sections, constitutional rights have been discussed, and subsequently, the films which revolve around the constitution or the Indian Penal Code.

• Rang De Basanti

The film doesn’t need an introduction, every person knows how this film has been a terrific impact. The plot narrates around the group of students who protest against the government and the fighter MIG planes used by the Air Force after the death of their friend in a plane crash. Who do candle marching and the film has left the impact as many people came forward to talk about corruption and bureaucracy and their inefficiency in providing basic amenities.

It gives inspiration to the youth of the country that even he/she can bring a change in the society.

'Rang De Basanti' completes a decade, team to gather to release a  documentary
'Rang De Basanti' completes a decade, team to gather to release a documentary

• Article 15

A bold take on the Indian Constitution in recent times, Article 15 starring the versatile Ayushmann Khurrana as IPS officer. The police ho solves the case of the murder of young children and a missing girl. The film also drills down the very essence of Article 15 of the Indian Constitution, which ‘prohibits the State from discriminating against a citizen on the grounds of religion, race, caste, sex, place of birth’.

Article 15 Movie Review: Committed performances lift Anubhav Sinha's dark  thriller- The New Indian Express
Article 15 Movie Review: Committed performances lift Anubhav Sinha's dark thriller- The New Indian Express

• Chak De! India

Even this movie has a special space in many heart’s corners, which focused on the content of hockey, especially women hockey in India. The film talks about religion, sexism, Indian partition, regional prejudice, emotions, and a lot more through field hockey.

Chak De India: Lesser Known Facts
Chak De India: Lesser Known Facts

• OMG! Oh My God

The movie has currently showcased how the people in India blindly trust the man who created a business in the name of God. As, India is a religious country with almost 330 million Gods to worship, which is so huge and it has become a business for some by attracting people’s innocence.

The film teaches us how we should not look for God in idols and be blind-folded by those who try to play with people’s emotions in the name of God.

OMG: Oh My God! (2012) - IMDb
OMG: Oh My God! (2012) - IMDb

• Section 375

Section 375 revolves around Section 375 of the Indian Penal Code, a young woman accusing her employer of raping her. The film has grabbed many eyeballs due to the courtroom scenes being the high point of the film.

Rajeev Masand's Review of Section 375
Rajeev Masand's Review of Section 375

• Aligarh

It is the film that went on to break several stereotypes with a focus on freedom and morals. Aligarh tells a real-life story that revolves around the life of a professor from Aligarh Muslim University who is a homosexual and how his life takes a turn after his reality comes to light.

Aligarh' lauded at Indian Film Festival of LA – The American Bazaar
Aligarh' lauded at Indian Film Festival of LA – The American Bazaar

• Pink

It has been sensitive and sensible about women’s rights and dignity. Pink is a serious movie about/with lawyers, attempted rape, trial, courtroom, courtroom drama, rape accusation, and false accusation. Which has also been garnered the National Film Award for Best Film on Other Social Issues.

Pink Movie Review, Ratings, Star Cast, Story, Songs, Actors | My India
Pink Movie Review, Ratings, Star Cast, Story, Songs, Actors | My India

• Lagaan

Always an evergreen film, such a great film from the times of early 2000s with village, patriotism, friendship, jealousy, teamwork, self-esteem, in the film. Lagaan tells the tale of the Indian village Champaner, beset by drought and British colonialism in the year 1893.

Lagaan: Lesser known facts
Lagaan: Lesser known facts

And lastly, we come to the perfect title I can say according to my headline, “Samvidhaan: The Making of the Constitution of India”

The ten-part television mini-series based on the making of the Constitution of India.

Samvidhaan: The Making of the Constitution of India - YouTube
Samvidhaan: The Making of the Constitution of India - YouTube

If you are feeling to check out it? It is available on YouTube on Rajya Sabha TV’s channel.