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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)  »

Also Known As:

The Guru of Sex  »

Box Office

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$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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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

Vijay tells Lexi she smells like a Bombay hooker. Bombay has been known as Mumbai since 1995. See more »

Quotes

Ramu Gupta: You need to do your own thing. Live your own life.
[walks away angrily]
Lexi: I'm going to meditate on that.
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Connections

References The Graduate (1967) See more »

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Round Round
Written by Mutya Buena (as Buena), Keisha Buchanan (as Buchanam), Heidi Range (as Range), Brian Higgins (as Higgins), Miranda Cooper (as Cooper), Timothy Powell (as Powell), Lisa Cowling (as Cowling), Nick Coler (as Coler), Pflueger, Stecher, Hofmann and Spadavecchiva
Performed by The Sugababes
Courtesy of Universal-Island Records Limited/Dublex Inc.
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This is a terrifc comedy folks not a disertation on Indian life. The audience(including all the Indians) loved it!!!!!!!
13 February 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A very funny & intelligent movie that spoofs all stereotypes, American as well as Asian. A real good hearted, feel good movie with some wise insights into peoples' foibles. The cast, the songs & the dancing are awesome. Much better than so called romantic comedy "How to Lose A Man In Ten Days"


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