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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:

£1,521,984 (UK) (23 August 2002)

Gross:

$3,034,181 (USA) (11 April 2003)
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Jimi Mistry's daughter was born during the filming of the gladiator movie scene. 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: I give you Swami Bu.
Vijay: Swami, you're on.
[a drunk Swami collapses]
Vijay: Swami Bu has gone to another dimension.
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Connections

References Gadar: Ek Prem Katha (2001) See more »

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One Way Or Another
Written by Nigel Harrison (as Harrison) and Debbie Harry (as Harry)
Performed by Sophie Ellis-Bextor
Courtesy of Polydor UK Limited
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Totally enjoyable, at least for me
25 May 2006 | by (Minneapolis) – See all my reviews

This is the kind of movie, when I read the negative reviews, that I just shake my head. All the august discussion, criticism of script, "racism", "lack of chemistry", lofty analysis, and on and on. And critic Michael Medved, his "review" which is more of a hand wringing speculation over the real-life sexual orientation of Mistral, reaches a new height of ignorance.

A movie doesn't have to be a masterpiece of cinema to be enjoyable. Of course it is not a "great" movie. WHO CARES? I enjoyed this movie more than any comedy I think since Big Business (another gem trashed by critics).

Of course it helps if you understand and like Bollywood and Indian culture, and it helps a lot if you appreciate the sexy charms of the lead actor, who is shall I say, remarkably supple.

If you fall in that category, I guarantee you will love The Guru, die laughing over the musical numbers, and be totally charmed by the cheesy ending.

My only substantive criticism of The Guru as a movie, is that it gets a little slow in places, and I think more musical numbers would have been great.

If you are not interested, this movie will leave you cold. That's OK. But spare us all the literate dissection.

I give The Guru a 10 for a wonderful movie diversion!


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