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Guru (2007)

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

Cast

Mithun Chakraborty
as Manikdas 'Nanaji' Gupta
Abhishek Bachchan
as Gurukant 'Gurubhai' K. Desai
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
as Sujata G. Desai
Madhavan
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
Padmarani
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 (10) | 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.

Full Review… | February 3, 2007
Time Out
Top Critic

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… | January 19, 2007
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic

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… | January 17, 2007
Variety
Top Critic

There is a lot to engage the eye and the ear in Guru.

Full Review… | January 12, 2007
Toronto Star
Top Critic

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.

January 12, 2007
New York Post
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | February 5, 2007
Times (UK)

Audience Reviews for Guru

A superb movie. Abishek Bachchan has given his best performance to date and Mani Ratnam stuns us yet again.

Adithya Siva
Adithya Siva
½

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.

Sarah Helwig
Sarah Helwig
½

"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."

Soham Gadre
Soham Gadre

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