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India and the world eagerly await the release of Swades, the most anticipated film of the year.

Starring Shah Rukh Khan and directed by Lagaan director Ashutosh Gowariker, Swades has grabbed the nation's attention with its striking music, intriguing theme (about an NRI who returns home to work in his village) and elegant posters.

Think you know all about this movie? Take this quiz and find out!

1. What does Shah Rukh play in Swades?
a. A teacher
b. A NASA scientist
c. A lawyer

2. Who has sung the popular Yun hi chala chal rahi?
a. Udit Narayan, Hariharan and Kailash Kher
b. Sonu Nigam, Kumar Sanu and Kailash Kher
c. Udit Narayan, Sonu Nigam and Kailash Kher

Wrong! Try again..
Wrong!
The correct answer is A.
Did you know? The music for the film, like in Lagaan, has been composed by A R Rahman. The lyrics are by Javed Akhtar.

Director Ashutosh Gowariker has lent his voice to one of the tracks in Swades, Pal pal hai bhaari.

Correct!
Did you know? The music for the film, like in Lagaan, has been composed by A R Rahman. The lyrics are by Javed Akhtar.

Director Ashutosh Gowariker has lent his voice to one of the tracks in Swades, Pal pal hai bhaari.

3. What is the name of the Shah Rukh character's village?
a. Shivpur
b. Chandanpur
c. Charanpur

Wrong! Try again..
Wrong! The correct answer is C.
Did you know? Ashutosh and Shah Rukh worked together on the television serial, Circus. They also starred in Kundan Shah's Kabhi Ha Kabhi Na.

Swades shows Shah Rukh in a different light from his glamour image of the mushy, romantic Bollywood icon.

As the director says Swades shows 'Shah Rukh, the actor' and not 'Shah Rukh, the star.'

Correct!
Did you know? Did you know? Ashutosh and Shah Rukh worked together on the television serial, Circus. They also starred in Kundan Shah's Kabhi Ha Kabhi Na.

Swades shows Shah Rukh in a different light from his glamour image of the mushy, romantic Bollywood icon.

As the director says Swades shows 'Shah Rukh, the actor' and not 'Shah Rukh, the star.'

4. What is the Gayatri Joshi character's name in the film?
a. Sita
b. Gita
c. Rita

Wrong! Try again..
Wrong! The correct answer is B.
Did you know? Ashutosh wanted a new face for Gita's role, as he did with Lagaan. He wanted to cast an actress who had enough screen presence to share space with Shah Rukh Khan.

Ashutosh auditioned actresses between February and March 2003, and selected Gayatri Joshi.

Gayatri was first cast opposite Shah Rukh in a Hyundai commercial.

Correct!
Did you know? Ashutosh wanted a new face for Gita's role, as he did with Lagaan. He wanted to cast an actress who had enough screen presence to share space with Shah Rukh Khan.

Ashutosh auditioned actresses between February and March 2003, and selected Gayatri Joshi.

Gayatri was first cast opposite Shah Rukh in a Hyundai commercial.

5. Where was the fictional village actually located?
a. Pune
b. Nashik
c. Wai

Wrong! Try again..
Wrong! The correct answer is C.
Did you know? Swades was shot almost entirely in Wai, near Panchgani.

It is the first Indian film to have some scenes shot inside NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

Correct!
Did you know? Swades was shot almost entirely in Wai, near Panchgani.

It is the first Indian film to have some scenes shot inside NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

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Sub: So neice movie I like it

it was wonderful movie and get message for the people who are beware of the castle it should be requered in over country because I ...


Posted by ashwin





Sub: really good movie

Really its a good movie. Before watching the movie i didn't like SRK but now he is one of my favourite actors. India really need ...


Posted by manish





Sub: good acting as a nasa scientist

I worked with a lot of NASA scientists and the portrayal of a typical scientist was good. I enjoyed watching the seriousness of Mohan Bhargava's ...


Posted by siva parvati





Sub: simply gr88

its a great movie ..... shah rukh seems to coming out of his stereotype......for the first time i liked his acting ... and gayatri joshi ...


Posted by sumit gupta





Sub: Movie of the Century !!!

Kudos to Ashutosh for making such a lively and wonderful movie which depicts the soul of India, the village life, so well. It not only ...


Posted by Rishabh Kumar Parashar




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