Bollywood films, in this day and age, are riddled with actors whose chemistry is such a lackluster no matter how intimate the scene is. Perhaps this is why we crawl back to our comfort blanket AKA SRK’s films from the 2000s when, I passionately believe, romance peaked.
But, this time we aren’t discussing his infamous romantic films in which SRK spreads his arms and runs across the mustard fields. We’re looking back at Swades, which apart from illustrating what patriotism looks like without being overbearing, also captured the essence of genuine infatuation and love.
A Twitter user posted a clip from Swades where Mohan Bhargav (SRK) and his childhood friend Gayatri Joshi reconnected after he came back to his hometown and shared a moment where she helps him in donning a dhoti.
good morning, woke up thinking about this scene so why not put it on your tl pic.twitter.com/tr5wLngpJR— A (@begumdukhtar) July 30, 2022
They proved that intimacy extends far beyond the physical touch and it is firstly in innocent exchange of glances, placing your eyes at one another while the other looks away. The intimacy of this moment is so real that we can almost feel the racing of their heartbeats.
Naturally, Twitter is gushing and swooning over the jaw-dropping chemistry between Shah Rukh Khan and Geeta.
the on-screen chemistry was just >>>>— chicken momos, spicy chutney (@foodpornament) July 30, 2022
tbf i too would quit my nasa job for gayatri joshi— A (@begumdukhtar) July 30, 2022
this is the best non-sexual sexual scene in a bollywood film.— khandrogo (@z_shaan95) July 30, 2022
Gushing flushing blushing— Purvai𓆈 (@_purvai) July 30, 2022
Me and who?? https://t.co/Kink8dIN8P— . (@Hibernatee_) August 1, 2022
#Swades is truly a masterpiece with every scene 💜💜💜💜 https://t.co/cUDryOVlP9— FaisalHossain (@FaisalH27193191) August 1, 2022
Why it was her only movie??!— Aman (@amanaggar) August 1, 2022
She gave us best movie and great chemistry with #ShahRukhKhan and decided no more movies?!? #Swades https://t.co/ulZDFJNpOt
when she bends down and he gets flustered 😭 https://t.co/JjsL4RGfzz— 🧍🏽♀️ (@camilIepreakers) August 1, 2022
The sexual tension 🥵 https://t.co/wD3DMyBErm— Mohan Bhargav (@MohanBhargava16) July 31, 2022
That smile when they were not facing each other ❤️ https://t.co/qbQxTF4w3T— Sejal 🏏 (@sejal_mokal) July 31, 2022
While watching this movie for the first time, I went back and forth many times to see this scene ❤. And that baba original song too❤ https://t.co/hMQrJwoEYn— Varathan (@doo_byscoo) July 31, 2022
Why are we making these anymore?