Swades is a movie which brings the social problems faced in India to light and definitely makes one to ponder about them. Though the ongoings get repetative at places, it is a movie which has its heart at the right place.
In a nutshell, Swades is about a young scientist, Mohan Bhargava (Played superbly by Shahrukh Khan), who works at NASA. He visits India inorder to take his childhood nanny, Kaveri Amma (Played by adorable Kishori Ballal) along with him to the US and in doing so, he eventually finds his true roots in the so called "Swades" (Homeland).
The performances from the entire cast is outstanding. Shahrukh Khan's potrayal of Mohan Bhargava can be said to be his best performance till date. Kishori Ballal is lovable as Kaveri Amma, Gayatri Joshi makes a decent debut. Dayashanker Pandey, Rajesh Vivek, Lekh Tandon all chip in with good performances.
The background Score and Music by A.R.Rahman is superb, lyrics by Javed Akthar are good. The restrained cinematography by Mahesh Aney works well.
The director Ashutosh Gowariker handles the story well and succeeds in bringing out outstanding performances from all the actors in the film.
Swades is thought provoking and is a movie for all the people of India. I would give director Ashutosh Gowariker's Swades: We, the People an five star rating.