Guru (2007)

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

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 12, 2007
DVD Release Date: March 13, 2007
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Critic Score: 90% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Maitland McDonagh
Time Out

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

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.

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

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

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.