Release Date: May 2, 1986

Status: Released

Running time: 2h 36m

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Sharda, a nurse and single mother, raises her daughter Swati as an independent, articulate young woman. Swati is a strong advocate of women's rights in a society where there is significant male domination. Swati deals with eve teasers firmly, sometimes with considerable force. When a married friend of hers gets raped in the presence of her husband, she acts as a counsellor and helps them adjust to the reality of a society that blames the victim and not the rapists. Swati takes on a huge transformation when she meets a political activist and falls in love with him. She embarks on a project of matchmaking for her mother and engineers a wedding with a widower who has a grown-up daughter.


Swati is a 1986 Bollywood romantic drama film directed by Kranthi Kumar. The film belongs to the art house cinematic genre, known in India as parallel cinema.The film stars Meenakshi Sheshadri in the title role alongside an ensemble star cast consisting of Shashi Kapoor, Sharmila Tagore, Madhuri Dixit, Raja Bundela, Vinod Mehra, Akbar Khan and Sarika. Upon its release, the film gained immense critical acclaim. Meenakshi Sheshadri's performance was highly appreciated and is considered amongst her best performances. The film was a remake of the director's own Telugu film of the same name.
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