Uri: The Surgical Strike to Avrodh: The Siege Within, films and shows to binge-watch on Republic Day 2021


The entire nation is soaking into the spirit of Republic Day 2021 today. India is celebrating its 72nd Republic Day. On this day, citizens are remembering and paying an ode to the bravery and courage of army men who sacrificed their lives for the safety and well being of the nation. 

On the special day, as we are seated at home, let's take a look at films and shows that evoke patriotism and fill our hearts with pride. Happy binge-watching!


This Alia Bhatt starrer tells the tale of an Indian spy who is married into a Pakistani family by her father so that she can get some valuable information about the enemy in the midst of the Indo-Pakistan War of 1971. This movie invokes one’s desire to serve their country with the dedication and feelings of loyalty that our female lead displays for her homeland. 

Uri: The Surgical Strike: 

How's the josh? High sir! Vicky Kaushal's Uri: The Surgical Strike made this dialogue a favourite among Indians. Instilling patriotism in the hearts of citizens, the Aditya Dhar directorial showcased the bravery, courage and determination of para commandoes of the Special Forces. Telling a dramatised account of the retaliation to the 2016 Uri attack, Vicky, Paresh Rawal, Mohit Raina, Yami Gautam and Kirti Kulhari made every Indian proud of their defence forces. What's better than Uri on Republic Day?

Avrodh: The Siege Within:

Applause Entertainment brings to us a war drama focusing on the circumstances that led to the planning and execution of URI attacks where four militants attacked the Indian army brigade headquarters in Uri. 10 days later, Indian special forces launched a surgical strike on the militants' camp, and the world was given a clear message that India will maintain a zero-tolerance approach to terrorist encroachment along her border. This web series reminded us the sheer weight these soldiers carry on their mighty shoulders all the while reminding us of how proud we are of our army!

Mission Frontline:

Mission Frontline showcases and highlights the life that is led by various military forces who are situated at the border, with Rana Daggubati playing the lead, the film takes you to witness all the hardships and turmoil that encompass a soldier’s life. These are the very individuals who are ready to lay their lives down for us. These brave hearts teach us valuable lessons about discipline and simple joys, they embody the true meaning of patriotism!

The Family Man Season 1: 

Perhaps one of the biggest spy thriller shows, The Family Man is an edgy action-drama series, which tells the story of a middle-class man who works for a special cell of the National Investigation Agency and tries to protect the nation from terrorists while also juggling the fact that he has to protect his family from the impact of his secretive, high-pressure, and low paying job. 


The Forgotten Army- Azaadi Ke Liye

This period web-series focuses on the true story of Indian soldiers who marched towards the capital, with the war cry 'Challo Dilli', to gain Indian independence from colonial rule. This show correctly encapsulates and depicts the freedom struggle that our nation went through. 


Code M:

ALT Balaji and ZEE5's Code M starring Jennifer Winget, Tanuj Virwani, Rajat Kapoor and Seema Biswas became an all-time favourite with the audience of digital shows. It revolved around an Army lawyer, Monica Mehra, who is responsible to solve, what seems like an open and shut case, of the death of an army officer and two militant suspects. The second season of the show will go on floors soon.