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The Guru (1969)

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James Ivory

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About the Movie

A fictionalized version of George Harrison's first visit to India, The Guru is the story of a British rock star who makes a sojourn to India to learn the sitar from the master guru Ustad Zafar Khan. The spiritual serenity of the guru's home is then wrecked by a siege of female would-be students who want more of the rock star than the sitar.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews

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91%
  • Reviews Counted: 11
  • Fresh: 10
  • Rotten: 1
  • Average Rating: 7.2/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: 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 overall impact. – Derek Elley, Variety, Jul 7, 2010

Fresh: Mani Ratnam's often absorbing Guru is sort of a Bollywood Citizen Kane, a decades-spanning drama with a compelling Abhishek Bachchan as a ruthless Indian business tycoon who refuses to take no for an answer. – Lou Lumenick, New York Post, Jul 16, 2008

Fresh: There is a lot to engage the eye and the ear in Guru. – Susan Walker, Toronto Star, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: It is certainly one of the best Bollywood movies you will see in 2007. – Anil Sinanan, Times (UK), Jul 7, 2010

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Customer Reviews

Great Movie by Ivory

iTunes you jackasses are displaying the Rotten Tomatoes reviews for the wrong movie .... The reviews shown are for the 2002 movie - this is the original 1969 version. Most RT reviewers weren't born in 1969 ... How hard can it be iTunes?

The Guru (1969)

There should be no RT reviews - what is going on.

The Guru (1969)
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  • $9.99
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Released: 2009

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