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Patriotic cinema for the new-age Indian

DNMUM441216 | 8/15/2019 | Author : Dhaval Mehta | WC :859

Of late, movies on deshbhakti have entailed stories of unsung heroes, socially-relevant topics and true incidents

Wars (Lakshya, 2004), historical dramas (Lagaan, 2001) and biopics of freedom fighters (Legend of Bhagat Singh, 2002) are go-to formulas when it comes to telling tales of patriotism. But in the new-age cinema, the narrative has changed to be more about the common people, with socially-relevant topics, lesser-known tales, true incidents and issues or communities that are largely ignored.

Unsung heroes
Vicky Kaushal’s clarion call, ‘How’s the josh?’ made the fervour high with Uri: The Surgical Strike, which was about the Indian Army’s operation to avenge the Uri attacks by Pakistani terrorists in 2016. While that episode is still fresh in people’s minds and widely known, the year also had Akshay Kumar-starrer Kesari that told the
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