A NASA scientist Mohan Bhargava (SRK) comes to India and is taken in by the problems of poverty and helplessness in his village. He decides to lend a hand to ease them. However he has to return back to the US. Will he leave India forever and go back to the US?
Did you know?
Swades is inspired by the story of Aravinda Pillalamarri and Ravi Kuchimanchi the NRI couple who returned to India and developed the pedal power generator to light remote village schools. Shahrukh works on a rainfall monitoring satellite known as the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) in the film, which is an actual NASA mission. Swades was the first Indian movie to be shot at NASA.