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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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Edwin
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Father Flanagan
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Sanjay
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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

Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,378,557 (Europe) (23 August 2002)

Gross:

$3,034,181 (USA) (13 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 »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Ramu Gupta: [walks into the apartment, and Sanjay and Vijay are watching a porno with Sharonna in it] What are you watching?
Vijay: [makes a sex motion] M-M-M-M-My Sharonna. Mmm, Mmm, Mmm, Mmm, Mmm.
Ramu Gupta: YOU BASTARDS! TURN IT OFF!
[jumps on Sanjay]
Sanjay: You've never seen Good Will Hunting?
Vijay: We also have Star Wars, Episode 69.
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Connections

References Double Feature (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Just The Way You Are
Written by Billy Joel (as Joel)
Performed Jimi Mistry and Heather Graham
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Excellent comedy about two Indian men who try to obtain the American dream!
10 August 2006 | by (Fairfax, 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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