Swades film poster for sale.

Featured here is an actual surviving original Bollywood poster of the cult 2004 Hindi film written, produced and directed by Ashutosh Gowariker that starred the “King of Bollywood,” superstar Shah Rukh Khan in the lead role.

Released on India’s Republic Day, i.e. 26 January 2005, Swades (2004) also starred Gayatri Joshi, Kishori Ballal, Rajesh Vivek, Daya Shankar Pandey and Makrand Deshpande in supporting roles.

Swades is inspired by the true story of Aravinda Pillalamarri and Ravi Kuchimanchi, an NRI couple who returned to India to serve society by developing a generator to power village schools. The film was inspired from a Kannada movie called “Chigurida Kanasu,” which was based on a novel of the same name.

Swades is the first Indian film to be shot inside NASA’s headquarters. The film received widespread critical acclaim following it’s release and is counted as one of the finest performances of the Bollywood Baadshah’s film career, making this original Swades film poster, highly collectible!

Printed and circulated during the debut release of the film in theaters (somewhere in 2004), this SRK poster was originally designed for publicity of the film but never ended up being used.

Superstar Shah Rukh Khan is seen in a stunning side profile image in this original Swades film poster. Wearing a white shirt with his corporate access card around his neck, Shah Rukh Khan appears staring into the distance. The background of this minimal Bollywood poster features a soothing blue sky.

Typography used in this Shahrukh Khan poster is completely in Devanagari Hindi. Capitalizing on filmmaker Ashutosh Gowariker’s earlier massive success, Lagaan (2001), this SRK poster announces at the top, “From The Writer and Director of Lagaan.” The title of the movie appears in a soothing cloud white color with the tagline, “We, The People” on the top of this original Swades film poster.

The story of Swades (2004) captured the selfless, sacrificial spirit of Mahatma Gandhi and is believed to have inspired several NRIs to return to their motherland and work towards social empowerment. The name of Shah Rukh Khan’s character in the film was “Mohan,” named after Mahatma Gandhi’s birth name “Mohandas.”

The soundtrack album of Swades (2004) was composed by the finest music composer in Indian cinema, A. R. Rahman, while lyrics were written by Javed Akhtar. It was a blockbuster hit upon it’s release. Songs like “Yun Hi Chala Chala” sung by Udit Narayan, Kailash Kher & Hariharan and “Yeh Jo Des Hai Tera” sung by A. R. Rahman are fondly remembered and played till today.

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Film Swades (Sometimes also spelled as”Swadesh.” English translation: Homeland or Our Country)
Release 2004
Cast Shah Rukh Khan, Gayatri Joshi, Kishori Ballal, Rajesh Vivek, Daya Shankar Pandey & Makrand Deshpande
Print Date 2004
Size Approximately 39″ x 28″ inches (One sheet or single sheet)
Condition ★★★★ Near Mint
Rarity Rare
Folds Two
Artwork Photographic
Material Paper
Frame Not included
Packing Rolled into unbreakable tube


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