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
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Jignesh
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Arzaan Contractor
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Ram Lal
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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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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

On 14 January 2007, two days after the film was released, the engagement of its lead actors, Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, was announced. They were married on 20 April 2007. 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: What's wrong with dreaming big?
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Connections

Referenced in Housefull 3 (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Dhoom Dhamaka
Sung by Chorus
Composed by A.R. Rahman
Lyrics by Gulzar (as Sampooran Singh Gulzar)
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A Masterpiece! What else u expect from 'Mani' ?
12 January 2007 | by (India_Hyderabad) – See all my reviews

First forget that its based on whom and what? thats not needed to see this movie. It has every thing a good movie needs to have. Casting, music ,cinematography, above all a great subject, that is still relevant.

Its a story you may or may not think is great. But its a story that was told in great way. Don't try to judge, you can't judge something practical with something that is theory.

If you want a movie that can project life-spectrum in another angle, here it is.

What I can say is DON'T MISS IT.


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