Swades is simply one of those rare gems that once you see them you know they're special, and realise there is so much depth to their beauty.
Ashutosh Gowariker clearly demonstrates once again that he is a director in control of his art, and message that he wishes to portray in this art form. His genius here was to choose an A-list actor who would not only do justice to the central character, but also give the kind of exposure an important film like this commands. In my opinion Shah Rukh Khan delivers a career best performance in his role as 'Mohan'. He delivers an honest but charismatic performance that is truly trying to make a change in this world.
Thank You Ashutosh for bringing such an idea to the big screen and its shah rukh's credit that he has been selected to represent the whole Indian guys! Its a must see to all Indians and thanks to AR Rahman for his out-standing music!
You take so much away with you in this movie that it's almost thought provoking. There's a yearning to know what happens to these characters after, and a hope that they do live on in happiness.
An insight on the problems of India whose underdeveloped part is somehow or other responsible for itself for the underdevelopment. The social jinx in the rural India which should have been broken long before are now hampering the progress of the villages.
The movie is another Gem after Lagaan in the collection of Ashutosh and Indian Cinema as a whole. One of the best Indian movies of the decade.
I would recommend Swades should be seen by every Indian American! So that every Indian American would become Mohan Bhargav! And the question of we the Indian, we all are actually Mohan Bhargav from inside, its just to wakeup that Mohan inside us.