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About the Movie
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".
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 6
- Fresh: 5
- Rotten: 1
- Average Rating: 7.8/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: Gowariker's unforced shooting style is the same as in Lagaan, but this time is let down by a schematic, non-dramatic script.
Fresh: Swades is most probably the best film of 2004.
Fresh: Gowariker's follow-up to his Oscar nominated 'Lagaan' is a generally effective, entertaining and, at times, deeply moving 'journey of personal discovery'.