Guru (2007)


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"Guru" tells the story of the successful Indian textile merchant Dhirubhai Ambani.

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Mithun Chakraborty
as Manikdas 'Nanaji' Gupta
Abhishek Bachchan
as Gurukant 'Gurubhai' K. Desai
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
as Sujata G. Desai
as Shyam Saxena
Vidya Balan
as Meenakshi 'Meenu' Gupta/Meenakshi S. Saxena
Arya Babbar
as Jignesh
Dhritiman Chatterjee
as Thapar Commission Member
Rajendra Gupta
as Kantilal Desai
Darshan Jariwala
as Anand Patekar
Manoj Joshi
as Ghanshyam Bhai
Sachin Khedekar
as Sujata's Father
Nina Kulkarni
as Sujata's Mother
as Mrs. K. Desai
Sudhir Pandey
as Mathura Das
Prathap K. Pothan
as K. R. Menon I.A.S
Simran Singh
as Young Meenu
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Critic Reviews for Guru

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (5)

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.

Feb 3, 2007 | Rating: 3/6 | Full Review…

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.

Jan 19, 2007 | Full Review…

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.

Jan 17, 2007 | Full Review…
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There is a lot to engage the eye and the ear in Guru.

Jan 12, 2007 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

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.

Jan 12, 2007 | Rating: 3/4

The gait, the mannerisms, the voice, the diction, even the smile-everything is so overtly mannered and contrived that you know the boy is trying very hard at "acting" than actually becoming the character.

Jan 23, 2019 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Guru


An interesting movie. Great story plot. Aishwarya Rai, Vidya Balan, and Abhishek Bachchan are all great! Fascinating music by my favorite, A. Rahman.

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