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Guru (2007)

Not Rated | | Biography, Drama | 12 January 2007 (India)
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A villager, Gurukant Desai, arrives in Bombay 1958, and rises from its streets to become the GURU, the biggest tycoon in Indian history.

Director:

Mani Ratnam

Writers:

Mani Ratnam (screenplay), Vijay Krishna Acharya (dialogue) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Mithun Chakraborty ... Manikdas Gupta
Abhishek Bachchan ... Gurukant Desai
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan ... Sujata (as Aishwarya Rai)
Madhavan ... Shyam Saxena (as R. Madhavan)
Vidya Balan ... Meenakshi Gupta
Roshan Seth ... Thapar
Anaushka Dantra Anaushka Dantra ... 7 Year Old Baby Anaushka (as Baby Anoushka)
Mallika Sherawat ... Jhumpa
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sunil Agarwal Sunil Agarwal
Murad Ali Murad Ali
Ashoi Ashoi ... (as Baby Ashoi)
Arya Babbar ... Jignesh
Arjan Bajwa ... Arzaan Contractor
Mukesh Bhatt ... Ram Lal
Dhritiman Chatterjee ... Thapar Commission Member
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Storyline

A school-teacher in India sires a son named Gurukant, but is disappointed as the child fails to live up to his high expectations. When Gurukant grows up, he is unable to secure decent employment in India, so finds a way to go to Turkey, where he finds employment. When he returns back to India, he wants to start his own business, but is unable to do so, as he does not have enough money. So he does some research, gets to meet Sujata, the daughter of a wealthy man named Jignesh, and marries her. After the marriage, Gurukant finds out that Sujata has a dark past, but he ignores this - for his one motive is to be to rise in the eyes of his father - and get rich. Written by Carrie

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The life of the most controversial man of the year. See more »

Genres:

Biography | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

12 January 2007 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Gurukant See more »

Filming Locations:

Assam, India See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

INR 150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$843,200, 12 January 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,087,000, 18 February 2007
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Madras Talkies See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Mithun Chakraborty acted with Abhishek Bachchan for the first time. He worked with his father Amitabh Bachchan twice, in 'Ganga Jamnua Saraswati and Agneepath. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Abhishek Bachan is addressing his first AGM in a "pandal", he is seen loosening his tie, but in the next scene his tie is fully knotted. Then again in the next scene, his tie changes length and becomes much shorter. See more »

Quotes

Gurukant Desai: You gave me five minutes to talk, I finished in four and half minutes, that's 30 seconds profit. PROFIT!
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Spoofed in Ditch Please (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Ek Lo Ek Muft
Sung by Bappi Lahri, K.S. Chithra, Tanvi, Saloni, Boney and Jaidev
Composed by A.R. Rahman
Lyrics by Gulzar (as Sampooran Singh Gulzar)
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***** (5 out of 5 starts) GURU is a MUST-SEE
13 January 2007 | by kingravSee all my reviews

***** (5/5 Stars) I'm going to have to disagree with the poster above -- "Guru" is one of the finest Indian/Bollywood films I've seen in a long time. I think identifying with "Guru" is easy to do from the start of the movie. What we have is a young person who wants to "explore" beyond his village and become great one day. The movie is about him trying to accomplish his dream of becoming great; this is surely a story that almost anyone can relate to. Abhishek's performance was absolutely marvelous, without spoiling anything, when you walk out the theater you will have actually felt moved by the last few scenes. No Indian film has managed to move me to tears -- this one did. My eyes got watery watching this character fight through all the struggles that come his way. The music was fantastic and really makes you "think." Indian movies have become clichéd with the 'love-sing-dance' style that has permeated to many movies. Also what you have is Indians copying too much of the American style films. What "Guru" is is a movie that takes pride in being Indian; it is an original story that more Bollywood movies should try to be. Be warned though: it is not a movie that is your typical "razzle-dazzle" entertain -- its a movie that makes you think, that has drama, and has strong acting, and that has a great plot. I loved Guru from the start to the finish; it wasn't a second too long or short. As an American-born with Indian roots, "Guru" fuses the best of both Indian and American cinema to produce a masterpiece. I hope you all enjoy it, Guru is a must-see.


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