as Manikdas 'Nanaji' Gupta
as Gurukant 'Gurubhai' K. Desai
as Sujata G. Desai
as Shyam Saxena
as Meenakshi 'Meenu' Gupta/Meenakshi S. Saxena
as Thapar Commission Member
as Kantilal Desai
as Anand Patekar
as Ghanshyam Bhai
as Sujata's Father
as Sujata's Mother
as Mrs. K. Desai
as Mathura Das
as K. R. Menon I.A.S
as Young Meenu
Critic Reviews for Guru
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.
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.
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.
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.
Audience Reviews for Guru
A superb movie. Abishek Bachchan has given his best performance to date and Mani Ratnam stuns us yet again.
The storyline woudl get interesting and then they would break out into song. And I couldn't understand anything because those parts didn't have subtitles. Don't they know that those parts are important to the story? You would think they would subtitle the songs too. That really got annoying and I missed half the storytelling because of it. It mostly gets less stars because of that fact. It was a pretty large budget Bollywood movie and you could tell.
"A lame dry attempt at re-creating the rise of Dhirubai Ambani, Mani Ratnam's latest film is a mainstream masala-polluted affair with amateur acting by Abhishek Bachchan and pointless dance sequences."
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