Guru
Guru (2007)

Mani Ratnam teams with Aishwarya Rai, a woman considered by some to be the most beautiful actress of her time, in the Bollywood musical Guru. The film concerns a man, Gurukant Desai, from an average village who, starting from very modest… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: March 13, 2007
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Critic Score: 90% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Maitland McDonagh
Time Out New York

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.

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Susan Walker
Toronto Star

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

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Jaspreet Pandohar
BBC.com

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

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David Chute
L.A. Weekly

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.

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Lou Lumenick
New York Post

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.

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Ethan Alter
Film Journal International

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

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Derek Elley
Variety

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.

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Anil Sinanan
Times [UK]

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

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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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 84% Flixster User Reviews
Leo L
An interesting movie. Great story plot. Aishwarya Rai, Vidya Balan, and Abhishek Bachchan are all great! Fascinating music by my favorite, A. Rahman.