Director: Ashutosh Gowariker; Writer: M.G. Sathya, Ashutosh Gowariker, Sameer Sharma, Lalit Marathe, Amin Hajee, Charlotte Whitby-Coles, Yashodeep Nigudkar, Ayan Mukherjee, K.P. Saxena; Producer: Ashutosh Gowariker, Sunita Gowariker, Anadil Hossain, Deven Khote, Zarina Mehta, Srinivas Rao, Ronnie Screwvala; Cinematographer: Mahesh Aney; Editor: Ballu Saluja; Cast: Shah Rukh Khan, Gayatri Joshi, Kishori Balal, Smith Seth, Lekh Tandon, Rajesh Vivek, Daya Shankar Pandey, Farrukh Jaffar, Vishnudutt Gaur, Raja Awasthi, Vishwa S. Badola, Bhim Vakani, Rahul Vohra, Rajesh Balwani, Bachan Pachehra, Shreyas Pandit, Peter Rawley, Makrand Deshpande, Mary Guyer, Rich Petrelli
Duration: 03:15:10; Aspect Ratio: 2.353:1; Hue: 215.089; Saturation: 0.017; Lightness: 0.281; Volume: 0.252; Cuts per Minute: 11.692
Summary: 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".