Guru Synopsis
An ambitious villager (Abhishek Bachchan) builds a successful business.
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The New York Times

Given a rich, multidimensional role, Mr. Bachchan ably seizes on its abundant opportunities.
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TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
Unlike most mainstream filmmakers, Ratnam doesn't try to include something for everyone, but he does deliver several handsome production...
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New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Sort of a Bollywood "Citizen Kane," a decades-spanning drama with a compelling Abhishek Bachchan as a ruthless Indian business tycoon who...
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L.A. Weekly

By David Chute
The film is a triumph of casting: In a role that is often about the sheer steamrolling force of his character’s personality, Abishek...
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By 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...
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A good message

By king_of_prussia
I felt mani ratnam handled the subject to licence-raj very well.The movie is slight shift from the poor guy good/rich guy bad movies bollywood is famous for churning out... Above par performances...

Abhishek rocks

By bollywood_josh
Finally Abhishek-Ash chemistry works on screen. Abhishek delivered full house performannce when he was carrying image of Dheerbhai Ambani. It was not an easy role to be played. Only Abhi could do...


By shoba
Very good...


By jamesbond007
Well made movie. Great movie for the family, outstanding music and great acting by Abi and Ash..a must see!...

Must Watch

By HonestCritic
Excellent method performances by Abhishek and Aish.Reminds us of DAMB "Guru"...

A very well crafted movie

By Divs
Wonderful acting by Abhishek and Mithun. Ash was good, probably her most controlled "act" thus far. People who understand the pre-liberalization era in India would really appreciate the...


By desiViewer
Good movie!!...

Guru Review

By guru_abhi
Movie was good to keep you grounded for 3 hours without seat itching you.Abhishek performance was good, best part with him is he is not trying to copy his father.Ash and Abhi looked good as couple on...


By Marsplanet
It's ok for a Mani Ratnam film. Probably a dvd movie... :-)...


By nkarvekar
A Good movie. Seamless movie direction. Although Mani Ratnam has not captured some real moments of Dhirubhai's life like (1) Bombay Stock Market closure that he forced to stop Manipulative practices...

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Rated NR