Swami is a film with simple story and simple characters. The first hour of the film is very obsurbing as Manoj Bajpai, Juhi and child actor Siddharth's true to life performances finely tune the simple story and simple situations. During this first hour number of scenes make the audience cry and there is moist in the eyes.
Swami [Manoj Bajpai], Radha [Juhi Chawla] and their kid [Siddharth] shift to Mumbai after selling off their ancestral home in a village. In Mumbai, they get their kid admitted to a school that's patronized by children belonging to affluent families.
Everything is going fine until Radha falls ill and is diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. Swami starts working overtime to raise funds for the operation, but Radha spends the entire amount on a chair that Swami wants to possess so dearly.
Radha passes away with just one desire: The kid should settle down in America some day. How Swami works towards that dream is the remainder of the story.
Being a story of a middle class family, the film doesn't have any great visual, masala and sub-plots. Director Ganesh Acharya has handled the emotional scenes very well. Also, he has drawn wonderful performances, not just from seasoned actors like Manoj and Juhi, but also from debutante Maninder and also the child artist.
In nutshell Swami is the film which is simple in story yet as fresh as a morning dew.