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origin who have made a mark in the global scene.
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Steering away from the usual jingoism often depicted in
Bollywood patriotic films, Ashutosh Gowarikar’s Swades invokes
the feeling of love for one’s country by telling the story
of an India-born NASA scientist who returns to his country
to find his roots.
The fact that Ashutosh Gowariker's, 'Lagaan' turned
out to be one of the biggest hits of 2001 and also won
an Oscar nomination in the Best Foreign Language Film
category made people await the release of 'Swades' with
bated breath. Would the director be able to repeat his
success story? This film is the real acid test for him.
So has he made it or not?.