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The Guru (2002)

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

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Ramu Gupta
... Sharonna
... Lexi
... Dwain
... Rusty McGee
Emil Marwa ... Vijay Rao
... Chantal
... Edwin
... Father Flanagan
... Sanjay
... Mrs. McGee
Pat McNamara ... Mr. McGee
Dwight Ewell ... Peaches
Parul Shah ... Indian Princess in Movie
... 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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When he talks, women listen See more »

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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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Release Date:

14 February 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Guru of Sex  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,521,984 (United Kingdom), 25 August 2002, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$613,485, 2 February 2003, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$3,034,181, 13 April 2003

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$20,737,147, 6 November 2003
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During the early stages of writing the script, the writer wanted the character of Kitty to be Martha Stewart or Madonna. They would have played themselves had one of them been cast. See more »

Goofs

When Sharonna is teaching Ramu about moving one's body to music, Ramu's pendant jumps in and out of his shirt between shots. See more »

Quotes

Father: Enough of this swapping of spit! Let's celebrate!
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Connections

Spoofs Good Will Hunting (1997) 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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This is a terrifc comedy folks not a disertation on Indian life. The audience(including all the Indians) loved it!!!!!!!
13 February 2003 | by See all my reviews

A very funny & intelligent movie that spoofs all stereotypes, American as well as Asian. A real good hearted, feel good movie with some wise insights into peoples' foibles. The cast, the songs & the dancing are awesome. Much better than so called romantic comedy "How to Lose A Man In Ten Days"


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