Guru Reviews

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Top Critic
February 3, 2007
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 | Original Score: 3/6
Ted Murphy
Murphy's Movie Reviews
January 10, 2007
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 | Original Score: B+
Anil Sinanan
Times [UK]
February 5, 2007
It is certainly one of the best Bollywood movies you will see in 2007.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
January 12, 2007
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 | Original Score: 3/4
January 27, 2007
Ratnam's absorbing screenplay ensures that Guru rises above the usual rags to riches story.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Susan Walker
Toronto Star
January 12, 2007
There is a lot to engage the eye and the ear in Guru.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide
January 12, 2007
Unlike most mainstream filmmakers, Ratnam doesn't try to include something for everyone, but he does deliver several handsome production numbers.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Derek Elley
January 17, 2007
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.
Ethan Alter
Film Journal International
January 18, 2007
Boasts excellent production values, enjoyable dance numbers and two charismatic turns from normally lightweight stars.
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David Chute
L.A. Weekly
January 19, 2007
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.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
October 18, 2008
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Andy Webster
New York Times
April 21, 2007
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