| Original Score: 4/5
A film whose good heart and musical numbers are much bigger than its shortcomings.
| Original Score: 3/5
mixes the exuberance of Bollywood with measured lunacy of 30s screwball comedies and adds just a dash of "The Joy of Sex"
It's good fun -- almost a musical.
| Original Score: 3/4
"The Guru" is a light and frothy concoction that is a tasty little treat with its heart in the right place.
| Original Score: B-
a gentle comedy of colliding cultures
A great film? No, but it's pleasant enough, with attractive actors, and the interspersed Bollywood numbers are a hoot.
A precipitous comedic falloff in the third quarter earns the film a qualified recommendation at best.
A screwball farce, not a musical, but it's entertainingly ridiculous in some of the same ways Moulin Rouge was.
It achieves flotation of benign idiocy because the stars are likable.
| Original Score: 2/4
Mistry is appealing (even while enduring some pretty embarrassing moments) and the picture entertaining, but it never crosses into something relevant or creatively eccentric.
A trifle, a silly one at that, but it's a charming trifle that's hard to resist.
| Original Score: B
A joyous genre-blender guaranteed to crank up your karma.
Sex, song, and Sally Jesse Raphael. The Guru celebrates -- and turns inside out -- cultural cross-pollinations.
Infectious and exuberant and occasionally naughty.
| Original Score: A-
Delightful screwball comedy.
Is this goofy? Oh yeah. But it's a grownup kind of goofy that will leave you grinning from ear to ear.
All of this makes for some very entertaining if lightweight goings-on.
It feels like an upstart indie, thanks to its original script, endearing performances, colourful aesthetic, uplifting soundtrack, parodic undertones and the compelling theme of ethnic assimilation.
Mistry and co-star Heather Graham lend a fetching naivete to their characters.