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Features |  16 Mar 2016 17:27 |  By RnMTeam

Unforgettable Patriotic Songs Penned by Javed Akhtar

Javed Akhtar is the Merlin of magical dialogues and lyrics in the Indian Film Industry. The formidable wordsmith bid adieu to the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday with a rousing speech on patriotism. Akhtar wears his nationalism on his sleeve and many of his lyrics mirror these thoughts. We bring you some patriotic songs penned by him as he checks out of the Rajya Sabha one last time.

'Ye Jo Des Hai Tera'

This remarkable song is from the movie ‘Swades’. Sung and music composition by A.R. Rahman and lyrics by Javed Akhtar.


This influential title track is from the movie 'Lakshya'. Lyrics by Javed Akhtar and music by Shankar-ehsaan-Loy.

‘Sandese Aate Hai’

‘Sandese Aate Hai’ is a patriotic song from the legendary movie ‘Border’. Written by Javed Akhtar, composed by Anu Malik and sung by Roop Kumar Rathod and Sonu Nigam.

‘Chale Chalo’

‘Chale Chalo’ is a powerful track from the movie ‘Lagaan’. Lyrics by Javed Akhtar, this song includes vocals by Srinivas & A. R. Rahman. This power track will charge you up with its brilliant tempo and background score.

‘Matee Re Matee’

This ‘Matee Re Matee’ is a song from award winning movie ‘God Mother’. This soulful number is penned by Javed Akhtar, music composed by Vishal Bhardwaj and melodiously sung by Lata Mangeshkar.

‘Kandhon Se Milte Hain Kandhe’

One more patriotic number by Javed Akhtar, from the movie ‘Lakshya’ that is a very motivational song and will bring back your patriotic feelings.

‘Aisa Des Hai Mera’

Be it the people, the culture or places, India is a country we live in & a nation we are proud of. Javed Ji beautifully wrote this song for the movie Veer-Zaara, and music composed by the Late Madan Mohan.

‘Mangal Mangal’

This song is penned by Javed Akhtar and brilliantly sung by Kailash Kher from the movie Mangal Pandey: The Rising. The song shows Mangal’s walk to the gallows and his execution and the consequences.