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The Guru (2002)

A young man leaves India to find fame and fortune in America where he unexpectedly becomes a sex guru.

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Tracey Jackson

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jimi Mistry ... Ramu Gupta
Heather Graham ... Sharonna
Marisa Tomei ... Lexi
Michael McKean ... Dwain
Dash Mihok ... Rusty McGee
Emil Marwa Emil Marwa ... Vijay Rao
Christine Baranski ... Chantal
Ronald Guttman ... Edwin
Malachy McCourt ... Father Flanagan
Ajay Naidu ... Sanjay
Anita Gillette ... Mrs. McGee
Pat McNamara Pat McNamara ... Mr. McGee
Dwight Ewell Dwight Ewell ... Peaches
Parul Shah Parul Shah ... Indian Princess in Movie
Omar Rahim ... Indian Prince in Movie
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Storyline

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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This Summer, There's A New Lord Of The Dance! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Music | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content including dialogue, and for language | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | France | USA

Language:

English | Hindi

Release Date:

14 February 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Guru of Sex See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$613,485, 2 February 2003

Gross USA:

$3,095,506

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$24,128,852
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Dolby Digital | SDDS | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Just before the birthday scene when Ramu arrives at Lexi's house we hear the party planner greet a couple as Mr. and Mrs. de Borman. John de Borman is the movie's director of photography. See more »

Goofs

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

Vijay: Do you know why they call it the American Dream? Because it only happens when you are asleep.
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Connections

References The Simpsons (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

The Feel Good Vibe
(Cavalli / Fede / Scanavino)
Produced and Performed by Feel Good Productions
Courtesy of NuN Entertainment Srl/Universal Music Inc.
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Extremely enjoyable fluff
7 February 2004 | by Boyo-2See all my reviews

An homage to Bollywood, "Grease" and possibly Dr. Ruth, "The Guru" could be listed prominently in a cinematic encyclopedia under the heading of 'cute cute cute'.

As a child, Ramu is seen enjoying john Travolta and Olivia Newton-John singing "You're the One That I Want", which began his love of dance, music and Americana. He moves to the US as an adult to live with his cousin but the streets are not paved with the proverbial gold be had envisioned and when his career as a waiter is short-lived, he answers a want-ad requesting an actor. Much to his discomfort, the movie turns out to be pornography and he is, uh, unable to fulfill the requirements but he does become friends with his co-star, Sharona. She is sympathetic to his plight and begins giving him sexual advice so that he can become a full-fledged porn star. But he takes this advice and becomes a sexual guru who eventually charms Upper East Side socialites, most notable Lexi, and Sharona feels betrayed.

Needless to say, its all okay at the end, and so will you be, if you just enjoy it for what it is. I like the movie far too much to point out the logistic problems, but they are there.

I loved the musical numbers, all the actors are very well-cast, and some of it is hilarious. I liked Daisy's "Party Girl" a lot and after seeing this, I'll make sure to check out her other movies. 8/10.


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