Saw guru yesterday at cinemax, andheri. Maniratnam has made a compromise at last to get himself a hit at the hindi box office. But I am not complaining.
I wouldn't be surprised if the movie does the same for dhirubhai ambani, that lage raho did for Gandhi.
Infact there's a dialogue that implies that after Nehru and Gandhi, there's Dhirubhai!!
Abhishek is in top notch form. Ash too. But the best performance comes from our very own Mithunda,he is amazing as Manik Dasgupta [read Ramnath Goenka], amazing enough for me to want to catch up the movie second time.
Rahman's music is awesome, specially the background track that chants the name Guru. But the Yammo song was unnecessary, but i guess Mani wanted it to be a real hindi film. The direction reveals that even genuises crave for acknowledgment and acceptance.
As an elderly dhirubhai [see? Even though the name is gurukanth desai..no one can escapethe similarities], Abhishek has surprisingly managed very well.
I am sure dhirubhai would have approved, as the movie is surefire hit.
A movie on Dhirubhai and loss?? No way.
Catch it now at your neigbouring theatre.