Guru

Guru

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Guru Reviews

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Anil Sinanan
Times [UK]

It is certainly one of the best Bollywood movies you will see in 2007.

Full Review Source: Times [UK] | Original Score: 4/5

February 5, 2007
Maitland McDonagh
Time Out New York
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Filmmaker Mani Ratnam leavens his trademark politically charged melodrama with a smoking belly dance by sultry Mallika Sherawat and a wet-sari number for the stunning Rai.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 3/6

February 3, 2007

Ratnam's absorbing screenplay ensures that Guru rises above the usual rags to riches story.

Full Review Source: BBC | Original Score: 3/5

January 27, 2007
David Chute
L.A. Weekly
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The film is a triumph of casting: In a role that is often about the sheer steamrolling force of his character's personality, Abishek Bachchan's attention to detail makes Guru accessible rather than intimidating, admirable but also plausible.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

January 19, 2007
Ethan Alter
Film Journal International

Boasts excellent production values, enjoyable dance numbers and two charismatic turns from normally lightweight stars.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

January 18, 2007
Derek Elley
Variety
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Strongly cast, long-limbed yarn contains some of Ratnam's best stuff in its first half but script weaknesses mar the later going and film's overall impact.

Full Review Source: Variety

January 17, 2007
Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Unlike most mainstream filmmakers, Ratnam doesn't try to include something for everyone, but he does deliver several handsome production numbers.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 3/4

January 12, 2007
Susan Walker
Toronto Star
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There is a lot to engage the eye and the ear in Guru.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 2.5/4

January 12, 2007
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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Mani Ratnam's often absorbing Guru is sort of a Bollywood Citizen Kane, a decades-spanning drama with a compelling Abhishek Bachchan as a ruthless Indian business tycoon who refuses to take no for an answer.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 3/4

January 12, 2007
Ted Murphy
Murphy's Movie Reviews

Even if you have never heard of [Dhirubhai] Ambani or know little about India and its history, you can still appreciate GURU for its terrific cast and its strong direction and script.

Full Review Source: Murphy's Movie Reviews | Original Score: B+

January 10, 2007
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
October 18, 2008
Andy Webster
New York Times
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April 21, 2007
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