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The Guru (2002)

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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 (

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

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Release Date:

14 February 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Guru of Sex  »

Box Office


$11,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,521,984 (UK) (23 August 2002)


$321,814 (Spain) (25 July 2003)

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There were no sets built at all. The entire movie was shot on location. See more »


When Sharonna is teaching Ramu about moving one's body to music, Ramu's pendant jumps in and out of his shirt between shots. See more »


Rasphal the Cook: Is he doing the Macarena?
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References The Graduate (1967) See more »


( Sameer / Roshan )
Performed by Udit Narayan and Abhijeet
Courtesy of Venus Records and Tapes India Ltd.
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Light, Funny, worth a rental
17 November 2003 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Ramu Gupta leaves his home in Bombay to join his rich relative in America to make his million, only to find that his 'rich' relative is actually a waiter. Ramu's dream of becoming a Movie Star hits a stumbling block and through circumstances out of his control he is forced to pose as a Guru of Sex.

Funny characters, decent plot, a good date movie.

To anyone who picks apart anything in The Guru (2002)- lighten up! This is a light romantic comedy - not a documentary. 7/10

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