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Bored with Bollywood movies but fascinated with their Hollywood counterparts from his youth, Ram dreams to become a singer and actor in America, the country where dreams are made. He is ... See full summary »

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Bored with Bollywood movies but fascinated with their Hollywood counterparts from his youth, Ram dreams to become a singer and actor in America, the country where dreams are made. He is encouraged when his American-based close friend, Vijay Rao, comes for visit, and brags about driving a Mercedes and living in a penthouse. The Guptas do their best to talk Ramu out of going to America, but in vain. Ram does travel to America and upon arrival in New York is received by Vijay. This is where Ram will get a shock when he finds out that Vijay works as a waiter in an Indian Restaurant, drives a taxi-cab for a living, has never owned any car, and lives in a small apartment based in a Cinema Theater that hosts Bollywood movies, and his two room-mates are Sanjeev and Amit, one of them an illegal immigrant. Ram gets a job as a waiter in the same restaurant as Vijay, but is fired when he gets into a physical argument with a customer. Thereafter Ram applies for an acting job, only to find out that... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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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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Box Office

Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$47,289 (Italy) (25 July 2003)

Gross:

$321,814 (Spain) (25 July 2003)
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Just before the birthday scene when Ramu arrives at Lexi's house we hear the party planner greet a couple as Mr. and Mrs. de Borman. John de Borman is the movie's director of photography. See more »

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Vijay: You have a roof over your head, clothes on your back, food in your belly, what more do you want?
Ramu Gupta: I want what you promised.
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Excellent comedy about two Indian men who try to obtain the American dream!
10 August 2006 | by (Chantilly, Virginia, USA) – See all my reviews

THE GURU, in my opinion, is an excellent comedy about two Indian men who try to obtain the American dream! If you ask me, Ramu was the true definition of a ladies man! In addition, all of his antics were hilarious. Before I wrap this up, I'd like to say that everyone was ideally cast, the direction was flawless, the production design was spectacular, and the performances were top-grade. Now, in conclusion, I highly recommend this excellent comedy about two Indian men who try to obtain the American dream. I guarantee you you'll enjoy it, so go to the video store, rent it or buy it, kick back with a friend, and watch it.


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