The Guru (2002)

The Guru

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Critic Consensus: A sweetly silly but wafer-thin romantic comedy.


Movie Info

A visitor from the mysterious East arrives in New York -- not to offer the wisdom of the ages, but to make it big as a dancer in this "fish-out-of-water" comedy. Ramu Chandra Gupta (Jimi Mistry) grew up in India on a steady diet of movie musicals, particularly local Bollywood spectaculars and vintage American song-and-dance films. Ramu grew up with the dream of one day making it big as a dancer, and in time he found a job as a dance instructor. However, Raimu believes his destiny lies in the … More

Rating: R (for strong sexual content including dialogue, and for language)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Tracey Jackson
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 3, 2003
Box Office: $2.9M
Runtime:
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as Ramu Gupta

as Rusty

as Vijay

as Sanjay

as Mrs. McGee

as Peaches

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as Sound Man

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as Party Planner

as Rasphal, the Cook

as Swami Bu

as Party Waiter

as Uptight Woman

as Waldo Hernandez

as Subway Passenger

as Tony, the Baker

as Turned On Woman

as Turned On Man

as Chatty Nude Guy

as Mrs. Taylor

as Professor Wank

as Josh's Assistant

as Mr. McGee

as Guy in Bar

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as Wedding Dancer

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Critic Reviews for The Guru

All Critics (95) | Top Critics (28)

Devoid of life, intelligence, humor, and anything else that could entertain even the most undemanding viewer, this film is a perfect example of something that should have been shipped to landfills, not multiplexes.

Full Review… | February 16, 2003
ReelViews
Top Critic

A precipitous comedic falloff in the third quarter earns the film a qualified recommendation at best.

February 14, 2003
Washington Post
Top Critic

With a reach that frequently falls short, higher wit and sexual sophistication crumble into plain old silliness.

February 14, 2003
Seattle Times
Top Critic

A trifle, a silly one at that, but it's a charming trifle that's hard to resist.

Full Review… | February 14, 2003
Houston Chronicle
Top Critic

The movie offers up too many airy spiritual lessons in the hope of crossing from farce to sentiment.

Full Review… | February 14, 2003
Boston Globe
Top Critic

Not only a tepid Bollywood imitation, but a tepid film, period.

Full Review… | February 8, 2005
TheMovieReport.com

Audience Reviews for The Guru

The film lacks any big laughs and you'll probably forget you saw it an hour later. It has its moments and its sweet but is let down because of its water thin plot and lack of anything we haven't seen before.

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Super Reviewer

I like Jimi Mistry a lot but I found this to be disappointing really. Starts off great but soon becomes tiresome.

SirPant
Anthony Lawrie

Super Reviewer

Surprisingly fun.

mjgildea
Michael Gildea

Super Reviewer

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