Swades is not a typical “Bollywood” movie. It is a thought- provoking and touching look at rural India and is relevant for anyone desiring a have a positive influence on those around them. It was written, directed and produced by Ashutosh Gowariker, with music by Oscar winner A.R. Rahman.
Have you ever been in a place where you had everything you thought to wanted, but deep in your soul something is lacking? As Project Manager for Global Precipitation Measurement, a mission of NASA, NRI Mohan Bhargava’s (Shah Rukh Khan) future is set. He has a penthouse overlooking the Potomac, drives an expensive car, and his request for US citizenship has just been accepted. But success has left Mohan feeling empty. Lately, he has been thinking of an older woman who helped raise him back in India, Kaveriamma (Kishori Ballal). Feeling selfish and self absorbed, he determines to return to Delhi and bring her back to live with him in America.