Swades: We, the People (original title)
- Status: Completed
- Score: 8.2/10
- Director: Ashutosh Gowariker
- Country: India
- Year: 2004
- Duration: 210 min
- Genres: Drama,
A successful Indian scientist returns to an Indian village to take his nanny to America with him and in the process rediscovers his roots.
Set in modern day India, Swades is a film that tackles the issues that development throws up on a grass root level. It is to this India, which is colorful, heterogeneous and complex that Mohan Bhargava (Shah Rukh Khan), a bright young scientist working as a project manager in NASA, returns to on a quest to find his childhood nanny. The film uses the contrast between the highly developed world of NASA, which has been at the forefront of advances in space research, and this world back home in India, which is at the crossroads of development. Mohan’s simple quest becomes the journey that every one of us goes through in search of that metaphysical and elusive place called “home”.
Shah Rukh Khan, Kishori Ballal, Lekh Tandon, Daya Shankar Pandey, Vishnudutt Gaur, Vishwa Mohan Badola, Rahul Vohra, Bachan Pachehra, Gayatri Joshi, Smit Sheth, Rajesh Vivek, Farrukh Jaffar, Raja Awasthi, Bhim Vakani, Rajesh Balwani,