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The Guru
My Rating:
(out of 5 stars)
3.5 Stars
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Primary Location: First Saw: In Theatre Saw at/with: at Showcase Orange
Rating: R Year: 2002 Category: Romance Comedy
Director: Daisy von Scherler Mayer Time: 96 min. Writer: Tracey Jackson

Reviews
Mine: Very enjoyable. This is at its heart a fairly standard romantic comedy. What makes it a cut above are the unusual characters and some really witty dialog. A romance between an Indian immigrant pretending to be a guru and a porn star pretending to be a school teacher is an unusual situation and so we don't know what to expect. This gives the movie an unexpected quality. Jimi Mistry give a terrific performance as the Guru and Heather Graham hits the right mix of hard nosed and sweet that the role remands. Some of the best moments go to Michael McKean as the porn director/producer.
Leonard Maltin/Plot synopsis: Bored with Bollywood movies but fascinated with their Hollywood counterparts from his youth, Ram dreams to become a singer and actor in America, the country where dreams are made. He is encouraged when his American-based close friend, Vijay Rao, comes for visit, and brags about driving a Mercedes and living in a penthouse.
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Cast
Heather Graham Heather Graham as:
Sharonna
Marisa Tomei Marisa Tomei as:
Lexi
Jimi Mistry as:
Ramu Gupta
Michael McKean Michael McKean as:
Dwain
Dash Mihok Dash Mihok as:
Rusty
Emil Marwa as:
Vijay
Raahul Signh as:
Amit
Christine Baranski Christine Baranski as:
Chantal
Rob Morrow Rob Morrow as:
Goldstein
Ajay Naidu Ajay Naidu as:
Sanjay