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Situations turn a man, who believes in secularism, into an extremist. He plots to bomb a monastery, where the survivors of a riot take refuge.

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The peace and harmony existing between two religious communities in a local Indian village, gets shattered by a riot planned by ambitious politicians. Followed by his family's tragic death in the riot, Raghuraman - the son of a local Hindu priest swears revenge against opposite community. With the intention to wipe out them, Raghuraman joins an armed extremist group. They find that the people of opposite community have already taken refuge in a Holy Guru's monastery, where Raghuraman also manages to disguise and take refuge. Raghuraman and his friends plan to bomb the monastery and kill the refugees.They anticipate their job to be an easy one.But things were not at all easy as they anticipated. Written by Sahasreshu

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Movie was chosen as India's official entry to the Oscars to be considered for nomination in the Best Foreign Film category for the year 1997, making it the first Malayalam film to be chosen for the same See more »

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A man with eyesight in the land of blind people.
14 August 2009 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Guru is one and only Malayalam film submitted by India for the Academy Award for the Best Foreign Language Film. Set in the backdrop of a village whose residents are from different communities , the film tells the story of birth,spread and aftermath of communal violence and how a spark is blown up into a huge fire by elements having vested interests. Also it is a real eye opener for someone who blindly follows violent ideologies.

Reghuraman is a typical common young man who is enraged by the attack on his father by some communal elements in an otherwise peaceful village. The violence spreads across the state and he had to flee and take refuge in an ashram which is run by a spiritual leader. Though he had to live in a false identity in the ashram , he happens to come across some residents of the same ashram who are hurt by the communal violence like him and they decide to take revenge for their suffering. But before his wish materializes , he is shown how grave a sin he is going to commit by one of the spiritual leaders of the Ashram. In the process he made to undergo visions in which he reaches an unknown land where he is the only person who has eyesight. Everyone else is blind and they live in a virtual world where they believe that there is no such thing as vision and it is a false story made by evil forces to lure the human beings. He is looked upon as evil when he tries to convey the idea of eyesight to the blind inhabitants of the valley. He undergoes many sufferings before he comes back to reality where he realizes the real plight of GURU(master or spiritual leader) in a world of blind people(blind with communal hatred) and decides to keep aloof from the path of violence.

Guru can be considered as one of the best shot Malayalam movies as well as technically sound one.A notable feature is the background score by Ilayaraja. The use of actual Hollywood sets for filming the virtual world is one of the highlights of the film.


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