|Film||Swades (English translation: Our Country)|
|Cast||Shah Rukh Khan, Gayatri Joshi, Kishori Ballal, Rajesh Vivek, Daya Shankar Pandey & Makrand Deshpande|
|Size||40″x30″ inches (Standard movie poster size or single sheet)|
|Condition||★★★★ Near Mint|
|Packing||Rolled into unbreakable tube|
Shah Rukh Khan movie poster of the hit Hindi film Swades (2004) for sale.
This is an actual surviving original SRK movie poster of the cult Hindi film released in the year 2004 that was written, produced and directed by Ashutosh Gowariker. The “King of Bollywood,” superstar Shahrukh Khan starred in the lead role, while Gayatri Joshi, Kishori Ballal, Rajesh Vivek, Daya Shankar Pandey and Makrand Deshpande played supporting roles in the film.
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 Shahrukh Khan poster highly collectible!
Printed and circulated prior to the original release of the film (somewhere in the year 2004), this Shahrukh Khan movie poster was originally designed for publicity of the film but never ended up being used.
Superstar Shah Rukh Khan is seen in a side profile image in this Swades film poster. Wearing a white shirt with his corporate access card around his neck, Shahrukh Khan is seen staring into the distance. The background of this minimal Bollywood poster features a soothing blue sky. Captalizing on filmmaker Ashutosh Gowariker’s earlier massive success Lagaan, this Swades movie poster announces at the top, “From The Writer and Director of Lagaan.” The title of the movie appears in a soothing cloud white colour with the tagline, “We, The People” on the top of this Shahrukh Khan film poster.
Released on Republic Day, Swades captured the selfless, sacrificial spirit of Mahatma Gandhi. The name of Shahrukh Khan’s character in the film was “Mohan,” named after Mahatma Gandhi’s birth name “Mohandas.”
The soundtrack of Swades composed by A. R. Rahman with lyrics written by Javed Akhtar was a stellar success. 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.