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Guru (2007)

Not Rated | | Biography, Drama | 12 January 2007 (India)
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A villager, Gurukant Desai, arrives in Bombay 1958, and rises from its streets to become the GURU, the biggest tycoon in Indian history.

Director:

Mani Ratnam

Writers:

Mani Ratnam (screenplay), Vijay Krishna Acharya (dialogue) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Mithun Chakraborty ... Manikdas Gupta
Abhishek Bachchan ... Gurukant Desai
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan ... Sujata (as Aishwarya Rai)
Madhavan ... Shyam Saxena (as R. Madhavan)
Vidya Balan ... Meenakshi Gupta
Roshan Seth ... Thapar
Anaushka Dantra Anaushka Dantra ... 7 Year Old Baby Anaushka (as Baby Anoushka)
Mallika Sherawat ... Jhumpa
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sunil Agarwal Sunil Agarwal
Murad Ali Murad Ali
Ashoi Ashoi ... (as Baby Ashoi)
Arya Babbar ... Jignesh
Arjan Bajwa ... Arzaan Contractor
Mukesh Bhatt Mukesh Bhatt ... Ram Lal
Dhritiman Chatterjee ... Thapar Commission Member
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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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Taglines:

Villager. Visionary. Winner. See more »

Genres:

Biography | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

12 January 2007 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Gurukant See more »

Filming Locations:

Assam, India See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

INR 150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$843,200, 12 January 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,087,000, 18 February 2007
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Madras Talkies See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The first Bollywood film to have its world premiere in Canada. 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

[Turkey 1951... ]
Gurukant Desai: I don't want to walk... I want to run!
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Connections

References Kaagaz Ke Phool (1959) See more »

Soundtracks

Tere Bin
Sung by A.R. Rahman, Murtuza Khan, Qadir Khan and Chinmayee
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 suri504See 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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