• The Guru (2003)

The Guru

Release Date: January 31st, 2003

DVD Release Date: June 3rd, 2003

R |1 hr 31 min

Plot Summary

A young Indian dance teacher named Ramu Gupta (Jimi Mistry) embarks for New York City in pursuit of fame and fortune, only to find himself working as a waiter in an Indian restaurant. Through an encounter with Sharonna (Heather Graham), a beautiful adult-film star, the shy, inexperienced Ramu is mistaken for a spiritual leader - the Guru of Sex - and becomes an overnight celebrity. Fame comes at a price, however, and Ramu must choose between his newfound fame and his love for Sharonna.

Cast: Heather Graham, Marisa Tomei, Jimi Mistry, Michael McKean, Christine Baranski, Rob Morrow, Malachy McCourt, Sanjeev Bhaskar

Director: Daisy von Scherler Mayer

Genres: Romantic comedy

Production Co: StudioCanal, Working Title Films

Distributors: Universal Pictures

Keywords: Deception, Transformation, Lighthearted, Love, Rise, Heartwarming, 2000s, Hilarious, New York City

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 40
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    A film that tries constantly to amuse, but succeeds only fitfully.

  • 75
    Jack MathewsNew York Daily News

    The first pleasant surprise of 2003, a cross-cultural romantic comedy that doesn't stint on romance or comedy, and- - when you least expect and most need it- - throws in some jaunty musical numbers of its own. show more

  • 63
    Robert K. ElderChicago Tribune

    Hits more laughs than it misses and its characters are likable, empathetic people. show more

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