Saturday, January 20, 2007


Guru unfolds with the story of a simple young villager, who has the nerve to fly high and the vision to grow. Grow bigger than life itself.
Grukant Desai, who hailed from a small village named Idhar in Gujarat, was the son of a headmaster. Although his father strongly believed that dreams and reality did not go hand-in-hand, Guru was too rooted in his dreams, which grew with him everyday. Raving to explore opportunities, he left behind his father's mental setup and went to Turkey to work for an oil company. His hard work and determination soon earned him praise and promotion. But life was meant to be beyond the small success and it was this foresight which brought him back home. He wanted to work for himself. He wanted to write a success story of his own.
Directed by Mani Ratnam, who has written the script with Suhasini Mani Ratnam and Vijay Krishna Acharya, Guru is said to be a mature love story. Shooting for the film took place in Turkey and Badami, Karnataka, as well as in Chennai and Madurai, Tamil Nadu. The music is composed by A.R. Rahman, with lyrics by Gulzar. Cinematography for the film is handled by Rajiv Menon. Current reports state that the film is based on the life of India's biggest petrochemicals tycoon, Dhirubhai Ambani. With choreography by Saroj Khan and Brinda, Guru, produced by Ratnam and G. Srinivasan, is to be released on January 12, 2007.
GURU ranks amongst Mani Ratnam's finest attempts. In fact, it wouldn't be erroneous to state that the film is at par with his most accomplished works like NAYAKAN, AGNI NAKSHATRAM, GITANJALI, ROJA and BOMBAY. Every sequence in GURU bears the stamp of a genius and the outcome is tremendous.


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