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Swades (2004)



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A man searching for clues to his past pays a visit to the place where he was born in this drama laced with romance and music from India. Mohan Bhargava (Shah Rukh Khan) left the small village in India where he was born and raised to travel to the United States, where he worked as part of the American space program. But after the death of his parents, Mohan becomes nostalgic for his home and takes a leave of absence in order to visit Kaveri (Kishori Ballal), a woman who helped to raise him as a … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama , Musical & Performing Arts , Art House & International
Directed By:
Written By: M.G. Satya , K.P. Saxena , Ashutosh Gowariker
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 8, 2005
Box Office: $1.2M
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as Mohan Bhargava

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as Kaveriamma

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Critic Reviews for Swades

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (2)

Gowariker's unforced shooting style is the same as in Lagaan, but this time is let down by a schematic, non-dramatic script.

Full Review… | December 21, 2004
Top Critic

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

The slow-burning Swades requires a bit of patience from its viewers, but such an investment is a minimal expense when the payoff is richly rewarding.

Full Review… | January 29, 2005

Full Review… | December 6, 2005
Film Threat

Full Review… | March 1, 2005
Film Threat

Audience Reviews for Swades

What first appears to be a predictable, clichéd Bollywood romance turns out later to be a surprisingly honest story full of heart and conviction that argues for the importance and necessity of social changes (especially in India), offering a modern view on tradition and progress.

Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer


If SRK wasn't in this one, it would have done worse than what it did. SRK should stop blindly working with directors only because their last movie was a big HIT with Aamir. He must learn something about scripts too. Hope he realizes it before it's too late!!! BTW, I heard recently that he's being approached by Ghajini fame director A.R. Murugadoss for his next movie. If it's so, hope he doesn't sign it unless the script is convincing enough.

familiar stranger

Super Reviewer


Here's an interesting movie that follows one man's journey back to his home country and to the one person from his past that holds great memories. Mohan Bhargav returns to India to find the elderly woman who took great care of him in his youth, one that he truly sees as a mother of his heart. Mohan takes time off to go in search for her, but comes to realize that there is more work to be done in the small village that he finds her living in. It is the general need of humanity that stirs an awakening within him, and he is compelled to do all that he possibly can. Shahrukh Khan stars. Worth seeing.

Leo L

Super Reviewer

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