Indians celebrate Independence Day every year on August 15 and remember all the struggles that our nation's leaders faced for winning us the liberty we enjoy today. Since many of us are staying at home this year due to the COVID 19 pandemic, the best way to celebrate our Independence Day is by watching patriotic movies online. For those of you who are Telugu cinema lovers, we have come up with our list of Best Telugu Patriotic Movies that you can stream online.

Khadgam (2002)


This best Telugu patriotic movie revolves around the lives of an aspiring actor, a driver, and a sincere police officer who join hands to prevent a terrorist from running away by putting an end to his intentions.

Directed by Krishna Vamsi, Khadgam stars Srikanth, Ravi Teja, Prakash Raj, Sonali Bendre, Sangeetha Krish, and Kim Sharma.

Watch Khadgam now on Sun NXT in India

Alluri Sitarama Raju (1974)

This film showcases the life of Alluri Sitarama Raju, a freedom fighter, who was also a protector of several tribal communities and farmers. It shows Alluri's fight and struggles against the British.

Directed by V Ramachandra Rao, this film also stars Vijaya Nirmala and Jaggayya in central characters.

Watch Alluri Sitarama Raju now on Disney + Hotstar in India

Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy (2019)

This best Telugu patriotic movie is inspired by the life of Indian leader, Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy from the Rayalaseema region. Chiranjeevi stars in the leading role along with Tamannah, Nayanthara, Sudeep, Jagapati Babu, Vijay Sethupathi, and Amitabh Bachchan in compelling characters. Surender Reddy directed this film.

Watch Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy now on Amazon Prime Video in India

Sardar Papa Rayudu (1980)

Sardar Papa Rayudu is one of the first few patriotic films released in India. It revolves around the life of Sardar Papa Rayudu and Ramu, who resemble each other.

Directed by Dasari Narayana Rao, this movie stars N.T. Rama Rao, Sridevi, and Sharada in pivotal characters. Chakravarthy composed the music for this film.

Watch Sardar Papa Rayudu now on Eros Now and YouTube in India

Major Chandrakanth (1993)


Produced by Mohan Babu under his banner, Sri Lakshmi Prasanna Pictures, Major Chandrakanth is a Telugu patriotic movie that shows the life of Major Chandrakanth after he returns home. He gets troubled by the corruption in the society.

Kovelamudi Raghavendra Rao directed this film, and this film featured Mohan Babu, Sharada, and Amrish Puri in pivotal characters.

Watch Major Chandrakanth now on YouTube in India

Mahatma (2009)

This movie directed by Krishna Vamshi, focuses on the importance of Mahatma Gandhi's ideology.

It stars Srikanth in the leading role along with Bhavana, Navneet Kaur, Yana Gupta, Brahmanandam, Jaya Prakash Reddy, and Jyothi in pivotal characters.

Watch Mahatma now on Sun NXT in India

Bobbili Puli (1982)


When a war hero returns home, he tries to repair the mess in public in his way. But, things do not go as he expects and lands him in trouble.

Directed by Dasari Narayana Rao, this best Telugu patriotic movie stars N.T. Rama Rao and Sridevi in crucial roles.

Watch Bobbili Puli now on YouTube in India

Vande Mataram (1985)

The name of the movie itself tells us that it is a good Telugu patriotic movie. Directed by T Krishna, it stars Rajasekhar and Vijayashanthi in compelling characters.

This film marks the debut of Rajasekhar into the Tollywood industry. Chakravarthy composed the music of Vande Mataram.

Watch Vande Mataram now on YouTube in India

Vijayendra Varma (2004)

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Directed by Swarna Subba Rao, Vijayendra Varma revolves around the life of a person who doesn't remember much about the events that took place several years ago.

He comes to know later about his true identity and tries to save the nation from Pakistani Jihadis. This movie stars Nandamuri Balakrishna, Laya, Sangeeta, and Ankita in leading characters.

Watch Vijayendra Varma now on Sun NXT in India

Ghazi (2017)

Inspired by the real incidents, Ghazi is a 2017 Indian Telugu war film that was written and directed by Sankalp Reddy. It is based on the sinking of PNS Ghazi in 1971 during the war between India and Pakistan.

The movie stars Rana Daggubati, Taapsee Pannu, Kay Kay Menon, and Atul Kulkarni in pivotal characters.

Watch Ghazi now on Amazon Prime Video in India

The best Telugu patriotic movies listed above tell us one thing. Tollywood is one of the few film industries to have made patriotic films in India. However, this trend decreased rapidly over the past two decades. We can expect Tollywood to gain its momentum back in producing patriotic films with Rajamouli's upcoming movie, RRR.