Swades (2004)

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A successful Indian scientist returns to an Indian village to take his nanny to America with him and in the process rediscovers his roots.


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23 December 2004 | pathaniav
9
| Sincere effort with flashes of brilliance
This is definitely worth watching. The direction is restrained, SRK has acted really well after a long time, and there is a naive yet charming idealism underpinning the movie. It could have been a tad shorter, crisper editing would have helped. BO-wise it is a risky movie - unapologetic in its depiction of poverty and almost childlike in its appeal to NRIs and India's middle class to acknowledge poverty and try to do something about it. Gowarikar's heart is in the right place - the shots with the family unable to pay land rents, and the waterboy were graceful and poignant. My hunch is that regardless of BO fate, this is an important movie and will be referred to for year to come.

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$424,804 19 December 2004

Gross USA:

$1,223,240

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,953,889

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