MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 1,085 this week

Guru (2007)

7.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.8/10 from 9,331 users   Metascore: 70/100
Reviews: 90 user | 18 critic | 5 from Metacritic.com

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

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (dialogue), 3 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 32 titles
created 15 Oct 2011
 
a list of 30 titles
created 13 Jul 2012
 
a list of 34 titles
created 05 Jul 2013
 
a list of 37 titles
created 02 Nov 2013
 
a list of 49 titles
created 10 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Guru" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Guru (2007)

Guru (2007) on IMDb 7.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Guru.
11 wins & 24 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Sarkar (2005)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

The authority of a man, who runs a parallel government in Mumbai, is challenged. His son rises to face his enemies.

Director: Ram Gopal Varma
Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, Kay Kay Menon
Paa (2009)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A politician's relationship with his unusually developed son - the child suffers from a disease that causes him to age rapidly, rendering him an old man.

Director: R. Balki
Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, Vidya Balan
Bombay (1995)
Drama | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A Hindu man and a Muslim woman fall in love in a small village and move to Mumbai, where the have two children. However, growing religious tensions and erupting riots threaten to tear the family apart.

Director: Mani Ratnam
Stars: Arvind Swamy, Manisha Koirala, Tinnu Anand
Jodhaa Akbar (2008)
Action | Adventure | Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A sixteenth century love story about a marriage of alliance that gave birth to true love between a great Mughal emperor, Akbar, and a Rajput princess, Jodha.

Director: Ashutosh Gowariker
Stars: Hrithik Roshan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Sonu Sood
Umrao Jaan (2006)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

J.P. Dutta's adaption of the Urdu novel "Umrao Jan Ada" by Mirza Haadi Ruswa (1905).

Director: J.P. Dutta
Stars: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Shabana Azmi, Sunil Shetty
Adventure | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Two mismatched characters go on a wild road trip in Uttar Pradesh and, while being dogged by a policeman, fall in love.

Director: Shaad Ali
Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Rani Mukerji, Abhishek Bachchan
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

Dhileepan and Shyama are Tamil-speaking residents of Mankulam, Sri Lanka, who get married with the blessings of their respective families. After the marriage, Shyama confides that she would... See full summary »

Director: Mani Ratnam
Stars: Madhavan, Simran, Prakash Raj
Guzaarish (2010)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A paralyzed Magician-turned-Radio Jockey files a Petition in Court seeking permission to end his life.

Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Stars: Hrithik Roshan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Shernaz Patel
Khakee (2004)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

DCP Anant Shrivastav (Amitabh Bachchan) has been assigned the mission to escort terrorist Iqbal Ansari (Atul Kulkarni) from Chandangarh to Mumbai. His terrorist organization are determined ... See full summary »

Director: Rajkumar Santoshi
Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgn
Raajneeti (2010)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Just about to acquire a PhD, a young man becomes embroiled in politics, deceit, lies and murder.

Director: Prakash Jha
Stars: Naseeruddin Shah, Arjun Rampal, Nana Patekar
Yuva (2004)
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Michael, Arjun and Lallan, three men from three different stratas of society, cross paths one morning in Calcutta and change one another's lives forever.

Director: Mani Ratnam
Stars: Ajay Devgn, Abhishek Bachchan, Rani Mukerji
Raavanan (2010)
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A bandit leader kidnaps the wife of the policeman who killed his sister, but later falls in love with her.

Director: Mani Ratnam
Stars: 'Chiyaan' Vikram, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Prithviraj Sukumaran
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Mithun Chakraborty ...
Manikdas Gupta
...
Gurukant Desai
...
Sujata (as Aishwarya Rai)
...
Shyam Saxena (as R. Madhavan)
...
Meenakshi Gupta
...
Thapar
...
Jhumpa
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sunil Agarwal
Murad Ali
Anoushka ...
(as Baby Anoushka)
Ashoi ...
(as Baby Ashoi)
Arya Babbar ...
Jignesh
Arjan Bajwa ...
Arzaan Contractor
Mukesh Bhatt ...
Ram Lal
Dhritiman Chatterjee ...
Thapar Commission Member
Edit

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

"Think big, think ahead and think fast." See more »


Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

12 January 2007 (India)  »

Also Known As:

Gurukant  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

INR 150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£156,951 (UK) (12 January 2007)

Gross:

$2,087,000 (USA) (16 February 2007)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Certain techniques are slowly changed within the film to mark the passing of time and the growth of Guru as an individual: - When Guru is a young man in Turkey, the camera is handheld and in perpetual motion, giving Guru and that period of his life a racy, edgy feel. As he ages, the camera movements become smoother and towards the end of the film the camera is almost stationary. - The editing closely follows the above concept: the young Guru is shown in quick cuts and as Guru grows older the editing is smoother and becomes less frequent. - Lighting also changes with the times In Turkey, direct and specular lights were initially used to capture the aura of a foreign land, thus producing a sepia-yellow phase. Then the lighting changed to the more directionless soft light seen in the early and middle 1960s. In the late 1960s and early 1970s, tube lights came into style, thus producing a dramatic cyan-green light needed for the climax. 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 DesaiSujatha: [singing] Tum Ta Ra Rum, Ta Ra Mast Mast / Ta Ra Rum, Ta Ra Rum, Ta Ra Mast Mast / Ta Ra Rum, Ta Rum Pum / Ta Rum Pum, Bin Tera Jeena...
See more »

Connections

Spoofed in Ditch Please (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Baazi Laga
Sung by Udit Narayan, Madhushree, Shweta Pandit and Bhargavi Pillai
Composed by A.R. Rahman
Lyrics by Gulzar (as Sampooran Singh Gulzar)
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

***** (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.


32 of 46 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
8 REASONS why Guru is an obsessive, cliched, non creative film infinityToHeaven
Inspired by The Aviator digitally1
What does Guru say to the minister for the petroleum contract? EyeAmDeeBee
Other Bollywood recommendations? xkenjisanx
Goof up.... tej-buch-1
wht the hell?? neerajbhatia
Discuss Guru (2007) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?