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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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Genres:

Comedy | Music | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

There were no sets built at all. The entire movie was shot on location. See more »

Goofs

Vijay tells Lexi she smells like a Bombay hooker. Bombay has been known as Mumbai since 1995. See more »

Quotes

Hank the Cameraman: [wedding guests are unaware that Hank is a porno cameramen] Pretend that I'm not here.
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Connections

References The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969) See more »

Soundtracks

Old Time Rock and Roll
Written by George Jackson (as Jackson) and Tom Jones III (as Jones)
Performed by Vishal Ailawadhi
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Offbeat romantic comedy
16 January 2004 | by devreserSee all my reviews

I caught this film late at night on Starz and decided to watch it. I was bracing myself for something stupid a la "Master of Disguise", but this is a good movie.

A young Indian goes to America in hopes of becoming the next John Travolta. He ends up working odd jobs while still searching to be discovered. He eventually does, but not as he had hoped. Marisa Tomei is psycho and Heather Graham is surprisingly good in this role. The ending is terrific. Leaves you feeling good. Everything has a good outcome.

It's too bad this movie bombed at the theatres. It's a good offbeat romantic comedy. I cracked up at quite a few parts. It's a light-hearted film with great music (traditional and modern). I recommend this to couples who want to spend a great evening inside with a bowl of popcorn.


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