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The Guru (2002)

South Asian Ramu Gupta has always been fascinated with western movie musicals and has wanted to be an American movie star primarily as a dancer. So when he hears from his friend Vijay Rao ... See full summary »

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South Asian Ramu Gupta has always been fascinated with western movie musicals and has wanted to be an American movie star primarily as a dancer. So when he hears from his friend Vijay Rao about his fabulous life in Manhattan with a penthouse apartment and Mercedes, Ramu decides to move from his home in Delhi to the US to live with Vijay as he pursues his dream of being a star. Upon his arrival in Manhattan, Ramu learns that Vijay's life is nothing like he mentioned, he driving a cab and living in a run down cramped top floor apartment with two fellow South Asian roommates, Ramu who would be the fourth in the apartment. Ramu nonetheless just wants a chance to prove himself in the entertainment business. Among Ramu's many missteps include stumbling into the porn movie business where he can't get it up in such a setting anyway, and working as a waiter at least to earn some money. But it is a wait job at a private South Asian themed birthday party for a lost and directionless socialite ... Written by Huggo

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A comedy about finding the American dream in the most unexpected way. See more »

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Comedy | Music | Romance

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Rated R for strong sexual content including dialogue, and for language | See all certifications »

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14 February 2003 (USA)  »

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The Guru of Sex  »

Box Office

Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,521,984 (UK) (23 August 2002)

Gross:

$3,034,181 (USA) (11 April 2003)
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During the early stages of writing the script, the writer wanted the character of Kitty to be Martha Stewart or Madonna. They would have played themselves had one of them been cast. See more »

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When Ramu plays Swami Bu at the party, he has a garland on. The red sections move up and down between shots. See more »

Quotes

Chantal: [Edwin in her bedroom] What's wrong? You haven't been up here since the Reagan administration.
Edwin: [undresses] It's Bush time.
[Chantal freaks out]
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Connections

References Zubeidaa (2001) See more »

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Read My Mind
Written by Paul Barry, Mark Taylor and Steve Torch
Performed by Samantha Mumba
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Enjoyable fluff, great dance sequences
22 April 2004 | by (Kent, England) – See all my reviews

I had read a review of this that said the sex bit was quite low key and it was actually quite a good comedy. Indeed it was, not great, but quite watchable and good fun. Jimi Mistry was very good, and the female leads, Marisa Tomei and Heather Graham were funny and sexy.

The Bollywood dance sequences were well done, and Mistry proved he can move very nicely. There were several laugh out loud moments and overall it was a feelgood movie.

It wasnt the best sex comedy I have seen, and the laughs could have been more frequent, but that didnt spoil an otherwise light hearted and amusing film.

For an evening in with nothing else to do, worth watching!


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