A film full of heart and conviction
Shuffle Festival is an annual event which aims to build a more integrated community presence through art, comedy, music, food and film. Taking place in the The Lodge Cinema, tonight’s film screening is the multi-award winning Hindi film from 2004, Swades. Swades tells the story of a successful Indian NASA engineer who returns to an Indian village after the death of his parents. On his journey to rediscover his roots he meets his childhood friend and nanny. What first appears to be a predictable, clichéd Bollywood romance turns out later to be a surprisingly honest story full of heart and conviction. Certificate: U. Runtime: 3 hours 4 minutes.
"Swades requires a bit of patience from its viewers, but such an investment is a minimal expense when the payoff is richly rewarding."