Heroes fighting terrorism – An Independence Day special

It’s more than six decades that we Indians received independence but this spirit is still alive among the all of us. As an ode to Independence Day that falls on August 15, TamilWire.net presents a special saluting all our reel life heroes who have battled terrorism. Although this topic has been a hot one through the times in cinema, there are few landmark films that need a mention for they bring up the patriotic spirit among audience as well.

IG takes a sneak-peak on films that pay a full-fledged tribute to films where heroes try and combat terrorism in their own ways.

Roja (1992)

‘Roja’ that’s directed by Mani Ratnam is one legendary film in this genre for terrorism and love and neatly woven into the script by the maker. The film also bagged three national awards and much international acclaim. The film stars Arvind Swamy and Madhu in the lead roles and showcases the hero being held captive by terrorists and while his wife tries to convince the Government to come in terms with the terrorists, Arvind tries to reason with the terrorists about their cause…

Sethupathi IPS (1994)

This film stars Vijaykanth, Meena and Nambiar in the lead roles and is one of Vijaykanth’s biggest hits so far. We may mention that he has many other films belonging to this genre and saw success too…

Kuruthi Punnal (1995)

This film by PC Sriram has Kamal and Arjun in the lead roles and revolves around two police officials who want to put an end and combat terror in the society. While one has to sacrifice life during the mission, whether the other succeeds or not forms the rest of the story. This film also portrays beautifully the emotional struggles a police official goes through while fighting terror as he is risking the safety of his kin…

Aran (2006)

This film might be a dubbed version from a Malayalam offering, but nevertheless, it made the right kind of impact in here as well. The film features Mohanlal, Jiiva and Gopika in the lead roles and showcase how terrorists try to disrupt a common man’s peace and follows one of the ground rules in life, of how anything should be fought with unity (read: terrorism). It was canned in various places like Kashmir, Afghanistan and the line of control between India and Pakistan.

Peranmai (2009)

This film by SP Jananathan features Jayam Ravi and the actor received much-acclaim for his performance in this action thriller. It showcases a forest guide, Jayam Ravi, with the help of college girls, fighting away terrorists who want to curb India’s scientific growth.

Payanam (2011)

This thriller by Radha Mohan deals with a plane hijack incident and showcases Telugu star Nagarjuna, and Prakash Raj, Poonam Kaur and many others in pivotal roles. The film received much acclaim.

Other noted films in this genre include ‘Rajasthan’, ‘Airport’, ‘Kuppi’, ‘I Love India’ and many others…

Tamilwire wishes a happy and a peaceful independence day to one and all. Keep the spirit alive!

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