Shahrukh Khan’s Swades: Step Back In Time With 7 Iconic Scenes Of The Film

Leela Adwani |Dec 17, 2018

Today is the film’s 12th anniversary, take a look back at 7 most iconic scenes that may fill you with a nostalgic vibe.

Shah Rukh Khan-starrer Swades couldn’t claim as a box-office phenomenon, though it still remains an underrated gem of Hindi cinema and left a host of Bollywood fans awestruck.


From the original soundtrack composed by A.R Rahman to the acting skill of Shah Rukh Khan, Swades deserves to be a timeless classic. Today is the film’s 12th anniversary, take a look back at 7 most iconic scenes that may fill you with a nostalgic vibe.

  1. Kaveri Amma wins a bet: “Atkan Barkan, Dahi Chatokan..Tu Yashoda, main hoon Mohan…”


One of the most heart-touching scenes is when Mohan reunites with his nanny Kaveri Amma who looked after him during his childhood days. Kaveri Amma won a bet that she said Mohan would not return. The smile on Kaveri’s face when seeing Mohan face-to-face is priceless. It hands down remains a heartwarming scene of the film.

2.  The confrontation of Mohan in front of the villagers: "Main nahi manta hamara desh duniya ka sabse mahaan desh hai ... lekin yeh zaroor manta hoon ... ki hum mein kabliyat hai, taqat hai, apne desh ko mahaan banane ki.."


Swades succeeded when reflecting the harsh realities in the rural areas in India. The bitter realities of a developing country were banged on by a monologue of Mohan.

  1. The subtle but heartening romance between Mohan and Geeta: “Main chalta hon, hum dono saath saath chalet hain..”


The first-time visit of Mohan to Geeta, the young lady shows her displeasure. However, that marked the beginning of their relationship growing over time.

The next time Mohan pays Geeta a visit at the school, what she did is to quiz him and thought he would be unaware about India. Though what happened afterward is a beautiful and deep conversation.

  1. Geeta turns down a proposal: “Ladkiyon ke haath sirf Mehendi ke liye nahi hote..”


The reason stands behind the rejection of Geeta toward a marriage proposal is that the man wanted “Ek stree ka kaam sirf ghar par kaam karna hai..” (A woman’s work is only to take care of the household).

  1. Mohan’s stint with the realities of a village


The well-paid job of Mohan in NASA inhibited him from getting the glimpse of the ground realities in his homeland. The scene when Mohan buys a glass of water on the train is more powerful than any single dialogue.

  1. The meeting of Mohan and Haridas is moved by the poverty and grief: 'Mere aasuon ka swad … mere mann ka namak hi samajhta hai'


Mohan finds Harihas in order to tell him to pay off the debt, however, his hospitality, grief, and the story moved Mohan to another extent where he gives Haridas and his family a helping hand.

  1. The confession of Geeta and the ‘parting gift’

Parting Gift

Gowarikar succeeded in his attempt to highlight the beautiful relationship of Geeta and Mohan, instead of dramatizing the decision of leaving India of Mohan. Geeta expresses her love to Mohan and gives him a parting gift.


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