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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Cast

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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
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Jignesh
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Arzaan Contractor
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Ram Lal
Dhritiman Chatterjee ...
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Storyline

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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12 January 2007 (India)  »

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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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Trivia

The first Bollywood film to have its world premiere in Canada. See more »

Goofs

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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Connections

Referenced in Housefull 3 (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Shauk Hai
Sung by Souwmya Raoh
Composed by A.R. Rahman
Lyrics by Gulzar (as Sampooran Singh Gulzar)
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Missing the subtitles
24 February 2007 | by (Switzerland) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie while I was in India last week. It is a good movie altogether, all in Hindi - which of course I don't understand - and it lasts for 3 hours - which is very long for a European viewer. Anyway, the story is good and complicated unlike some other Bollywood movies but it is worth to see the most of the characters lives to understand and appreciate it. The actors are excellent and will keep you interested in the movie from the beginning to its end. I only wish Bollywood would add English subtitles, that would bring more viewers in the Indian cinema theaters, and more interest from the entire cinema world to the Bollywood movies. This genre deserves some recognition worldwide.


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