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A villager, Gurukant Desai, arrives in Bombay 1958, and rises from its streets to become the GURU, the biggest tycoon in Indian history.

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Manikdas Gupta
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Gurukant Desai
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Sujata (as Aishwarya Rai)
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Shyam Saxena (as R. Madhavan)
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Meenakshi Gupta
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Jhumpa
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Sunil Agarwal
Murad Ali
Anoushka ...
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Ashoi ...
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Arya Babbar ...
Jignesh
Arjan Bajwa ...
Arzaan Contractor
Mukesh Bhatt ...
Ram Lal
Dhritiman Chatterjee ...
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A school-teacher in India sires a son named Gurukant, but is disappointed as the child fails to live up to his high expectations. When Gurukant grows up, he is unable to secure decent employment in India, so finds a way to go to Turkey, where he finds employment. When he returns back to India, he wants to start his own business, but is unable to do so, as he does not have enough money. So he does some research, gets to meet Sujata, the daughter of a wealthy man named Jignesh, and marries her. After the marriage, Gurukant finds out that Sujata has a dark past, but he ignores this - for his one motive is to be to rise in the eyes of his father - and get rich. Written by Carrie

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Budget:

INR 150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£156,951 (UK) (12 January 2007)

Gross:

$2,087,000 (USA) (16 February 2007)
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A.R. Rahman composed the tune for the song "Maiyya Maiyya" while on a tour in Toronto. Later, when he went for the Hajj in Mecca, he was intrigued by a man near a river who kept on saying "maiyya" ("water" in Arabic). Impressed by how Indian the word sounded, he asked lyricist Gulzar to incorporate the word into the tune. He also personally trained Lebanese singer Maryem Tollar to sing the song. See more »

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In the scene where Abhishek Bachan is addressing his first AGM in a "pandal", he is seen loosening his tie, but in the next scene his tie is fully knotted. Then again in the next scene, his tie changes length and becomes much shorter. See more »

Quotes

Gurukant Desai: Do you want to be the largest company in the WORLD?
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Shauk Hai
Sung by Souwmya Raoh
Composed by A.R. Rahman
Lyrics by Gulzar (as Sampooran Singh Gulzar)
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***** (5 out of 5 starts) GURU is a MUST-SEE
13 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

***** (5/5 Stars) I'm going to have to disagree with the poster above -- "Guru" is one of the finest Indian/Bollywood films I've seen in a long time. I think identifying with "Guru" is easy to do from the start of the movie. What we have is a young person who wants to "explore" beyond his village and become great one day. The movie is about him trying to accomplish his dream of becoming great; this is surely a story that almost anyone can relate to. Abhishek's performance was absolutely marvelous, without spoiling anything, when you walk out the theater you will have actually felt moved by the last few scenes. No Indian film has managed to move me to tears -- this one did. My eyes got watery watching this character fight through all the struggles that come his way. The music was fantastic and really makes you "think." Indian movies have become clichéd with the 'love-sing-dance' style that has permeated to many movies. Also what you have is Indians copying too much of the American style films. What "Guru" is is a movie that takes pride in being Indian; it is an original story that more Bollywood movies should try to be. Be warned though: it is not a movie that is your typical "razzle-dazzle" entertain -- its a movie that makes you think, that has drama, and has strong acting, and that has a great plot. I loved Guru from the start to the finish; it wasn't a second too long or short. As an American-born with Indian roots, "Guru" fuses the best of both Indian and American cinema to produce a masterpiece. I hope you all enjoy it, Guru is a must-see.


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