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Guru (2003) (Ws Dub Sub Dol Dts)
Guru
2003
Actors: Jimi Mistry, Heather Graham, Marisa Tomei, Michael McKean, Dash Mihok
Director: Daisy von Scherler Mayer
Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy, Music Video & Concerts, Science Fiction & Fantasy
R     2003     1hr 34min

A young indian dance teacher embarks for new york in pursuit of fame and fortune only to find himself working as a waiter in an indian restaurant. The teacher is mistaken for a spiritual leader & becomes a celebrity. Howev...  more »
     
     

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Actors: Jimi Mistry, Heather Graham, Marisa Tomei, Michael McKean, Dash Mihok
Director: Daisy von Scherler Mayer
Creators: David Crockett, Debra Hayward, Eric Fellner, Liza Chasin, Michael London, Nupu Chaudhuri, Tracey Jackson
Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy, Music Video & Concerts, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Romantic Comedies, Jackson, Michael, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Studio: Universal Studios
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen,Anamorphic - Closed-captioned,Dubbed,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 01/31/2003
Original Release Date: 02/14/2003
Theatrical Release Date: 02/14/2003
Release Year: 2003
Run Time: 1hr 34min
Screens: Color,Widescreen,Anamorphic
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 6
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English, Spanish, French
Subtitles: Spanish, French

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Movie Reviews

Salaam Bombay!...
Mark Twain | 02/19/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Seems Bollywood is making its way to Hollywood, and I'm loving every minute of it. From the marvelous crowd-pleaser MONSOON WEDDING to the cheerfully cute LAGAAN, to the upcoming international hit BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM, Indian films are making their way to America, and it's about time (and no, I'm not Indian). In the midst of it all came THE GURU, a wonderful romantic comedy that incorporates sex with Bollywood musicals. Why Universal decided to limit THE GURU's wide release just days before its theatrical premiere is beyond me. Maybe moving the release date to a less competitive weekend would have been a better answer (The Recruit, Biker Boys, and Final Destination 2 all started on Jan. 31st, 2003). THE GURU is a sweet, good-natured comedy with great performances by the entire cast, some hilarious comedic moments, and cute send-up's of BOLLYWOOD. The plot is outrageous, the situations are implausible, but the movie is plain FUN. It's a superb indie-like studio picture that benefits from bright dialogue and the impressive cast. The one thing I would have liked is to have seen more musical moments amidst the craziness...there was definitely potential for them. All in all, THE GURU is a great romantic comedy. Much lighter in tone than MONSOON WEDDING and much more fun (and shorter) than LAGAAN. Although dealing with porno and sex, it is all done tastefully and not as explicitly as it could have been. A wonderful trip to the movies it was!..."
Fluffy and funny
wiredweird | Earth, or somewhere nearby | 06/23/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I admit, I get hooked easily. This time, it was the opening scene, a dance class full of women in beautiful saris. The dance was the Macarena, and I almost fell off my chair laughing.After that, the movie gets off to a slow start, with Our Hero (Ram) moving to America, the land of opportunity. The opportunities aren't quite the ones he expected, or even really wanted. The first was thrust upon him when a faker of a fakir falls down drunk just before a performance. The second happens when he fails to get up for another kind of performance.Heather Graham does a great job as a warm-hearted woman of debatable morals. Marisa Tomei also does a great job as a warm-hearted woman of debatable judgement. No spoilers, but everyone ends up happy.It's sweet, silly amusement. It takes a while to get going, but it's worth the wait."
Spectacular and uplifting!!!!
Christopher B. Powell | Palm Springs, CA United States | 01/24/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I saw the movie the Guru twice while it was at the Film Festival here in Palm Springs, and I absolutely love the movie. It's a great uplifting film. It is hilariously funny throughout the movie. It's a very happy film with a message about finding ones path in life. The theatre gave it a standing ovation, everyone I went with loved the movie as well. I recommend it to all because I plan on buying this as soon as it comes out on DVD myself. And the music rocks!!!"
Hilarious
NICOLAS COCOLAS | JOHANNESBURG, GAUTENG South Africa | 01/20/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"What a surprise.From the first to the last minute I was in stitches. The storyline was fresh and original and Marissa Tomei is superb.
It is a seemingly accurate but humorous portrayal of how superficial Americans can be in assuming anyone of Indian or Asian Nationality must either work in a Indian Restaurant or is some religious Guru as is the case in this movie.
I would really put this up as one of the best comedies that have been released in the past couple of years.Get it when it is released."