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Swades is the 2004 Indian film featuring music by famed Bollywood composer A.R. Rahman. Written, produced, and directed by Ashutosh Gowariker, Swades is the story of Mohan Bhargava (Shakrukh Khan), a project manager with NASA. After living in the United States for twelve years, Mohan returns to India in hopes of finding his nanny, Kaveri Amma, with whom he has lost touch. When Mohan finds Kaveri's village, he quickly befriends many of the local residents, including the village postmaster, the ex-freedom fighter / elementary school teacher, and a local chef. When Kaveri send's Mohan on a mission to a nearby village, he realizes that many of the problems Kaveri's village is facing are common throughout India. When he returns, humbled, Mohan vows to help the village in any way he can. Mohan builds a reservoir for the village and shows villagers how their town can be entirely self-sufficient. When his project with NASA has come to an end, Mohan must make a choice whether to return back to the United States or stay in the village with which he has fallen in love.moreless
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