Yet another Guru. Now Mani Ratnam’s

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Other reasons** aside, I will be seeing Mani Ratnam’s Guru (that hits theatres in India on January 12, 2007) for the quirky reason that I have seen both the previous films called Guru, and would like to keep my guru-trysts in tact!

The first Guru I saw was the Mithun Chakraborty – Sridevi (double-role) starrer released sometime in the late 80s. (Okay it was 1989, I just checked on IMDB!) That was a regular 80s film; with Bappi Lahiri’s 80s style music; which I, as an 80s fan, enjoyed! I believe, notable 80s fans like Greatbong and Meghalomania, may also remember this movie for ‘the-kissing-controversy-of the-times’. The gossip-press suggested that Mithun and Sridevi were seeing each other around the time the film was being made. They later broke off around the time the film was being screened. So Sridevi tried to use all her influence to get the ‘offending scene’ removed from the film — a split-second peck! Boy! We have changed as a society in the last two decades!

The second Guru (2002, a.k.a The Guru of Sex) was a comedy starring the ethereal Heather Graham, along with Jimmy Mistry and Marisa Tomei. Incidentally, Shekhar Kapur was the executive producer of that English film, which — surprise surprise — had one of the Hindi chart-toppers of the year, ‘Chori chori, hum gori se pyaar karenge‘. I so actively recommended the film to friends including gifting VCDs to some of them!

So now Mani Ratnam’s Guru is about be released. The songs have been airing on TV for some time now. And my 3-yr old nephew has his own rendition “Dosa hai, Dosa hai, baarish ka dosa hai“. I obviously lack the heart as well as the wherewithal to correct him and tell him it is ‘Kosa hai kosa hai, baarish ka bosa hai‘ — as that would mean introducing him to bosa (kiss)! I shudder at the mere thought of doing that! More so because the same 3-yr old believes he will get married to Aishwarya Rai when he grows up!!

Have a mind & body uplifting 2007 :-)

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**Other reasons being:

Aishwarya Rai
Aishwarya Rai
Aishwayra Rai…
Right, so now you get the idea how my nephew started believing who he would marry? ;-)

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6 thoughts on “Yet another Guru. Now Mani Ratnam’s

  1. She’s not THAT beautiful…but I can imagine children liking her (she looks like a plastic doll!!) Whew…that’s my first bitchy comment of the day and already I feel better!! :D
    BTW Did u know Guru is based on Dhirubhai Ambani’s life? I wonder who plays the sons?

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  2. Mithun and Sridevi sizzled in Guru (1989). Shakti Kapoor looked good too as villain in light suit and shades. It had everything – action, romance, suspense the end scene where Shakti Kapoor shoots Sridevi in the chest with a pistol and she kills him with a granade is one heavy scene.

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  3. And wasn’t that famous final scene show in a gold- safe with a zillion bars of gold as backdrop? Well those were the days when the ‘bad/interimly evil’ of the twin heroines had to die in the end! Wow Raju! Good to hear from you. Come again.

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  4. Hi Rahul, yeah that final scene was in a strongroom filled with gold bars, but it looked more like a monkey’s cage with the grills and Sridevi swinging around fighting the bad guys – definitely the ‘bad /interimly evil’ of the twins. Never imagined her getting killed onscreen but with ace shooter Shakti Kapoor, she had to with a perfect shot thru the heart.

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