Jan 16, 2007

Guru - A must watch movie ( new links )



( New addition to the post - The scenes from GURU which were edited and removed ..Link :- http://www.ibnlive.com/videos/36051/guru-like-youve-never-seen-before.html )

Saw the latest 'Abhiwarya' flick - Guru - on saturday.. Really enjoyed it.. I'm not a great fan of AB - junior, but the way he has performed in this movie is just magnificent.. Its better than his role -- the la' Michael Corleone -- in Sarkar ... The sheer enthusiasm and energy that Abhishek brings to the role of Gurukant Desai ( Guru Bhai ) is too good.. Even at 33 , Aishwarya dances in a charming way. In the movie, Aish is left stranded at a railway station by her boyfriend who backs out of eloping at the final moment -- I wonder,if any guy would do that to Aishwarya :) .


Ok, enough about that.. Coming back to the movie.. Yes, it is based on DhiruBhai Ambani's life no matter what they say with that standard disclaimer notice -- "All resemblances are purely coincidental...blah..blah ".. Vidya Balan, Madhavan, Mithun...all have performed their roles very well...The movie is all about the grit and determination of a young man rising from humble backgrounds to be the king of Indian business... In his ulterior capitalistic mindset and for the brute speed of growth , he 'sort of' turns a blind eye to the corruption which was an inevitable byproduct of the license-permit Raj in the pre-liberalised India... Scams, lock-downs, inquiries, litigation....and to cap that, a great speech from Abhishek -- This is perhaps the best part of the movie.. The speech, however tailor-made it is, really makes fun of the industrial restrictions of the period.

On the flip side, music is not that catchy ( a contrast to the usual Mani Ratnam movies ) ... This subject is something which could have been used to convey the message in a more forceful manner..And, it didnt really deal much into the difficulties faced by DhiruBhai. People who have seen Malayalam movies - 'Mithunam' and 'Varavelpu' would have felt that that kind of intensity is lacking here.. Either way, Guru has done a good job.

My Rating: 8 out of 10 :)

( Edit : Another very good article )

Ajith

13 comments:

Hitchhiker said...

:) I think I need to go watch it....this weekend..hmmmm

Vinay said...

Is it worth the 150+ bucks I might have to pay at places like PVR, Inox etc etc ?

You know where I am coming from ... :)

Ajith said...

@hitchhiker -- Yeah..go and watch it

@vinay -- Even if u take a babe along with u and take a couple ticket for goldclass @ 500 , its worth watching :).. Btw, I saw it at our good old Crown theatre at Calicut :)

Serendipity said...

hmm guess i gotta watch this one at least:)

Vinay said...

Ah Crown !! I miss those days ...sniff..sniff

-Vinay

Flyaway Mind said...

dindnt get tickets last weekend *sigh*!!!
guys in my off. planning on going for it , since manager is on leave :)) good idea indeed i guess...

Ajith said...

@serendipity -- Yeah, its a must watch movie.. :)

@flyaway mind -- thats a very good idea.. :) Its even better if u can drag ur manager along and make him pay @PVR..We saw Casino Royale like that :)

Venkataramanan said...

Will try for tickets this weekend

Ajith said...

@venkat -- it should be there @PVR hyd i guess.. Go n watch it

silverine said...

hmmm good review, now I feel like watching it!

Sreejith Kumar said...

Haven't seen this. But I liked the music....

Ajith said...

@silverine -- Honoured by your comment in my blog , madam.. :)
Yeah..Go and watch it :)

@sreejith -- well, music is OK..But, it doesnt rhyme in my ears anymore..So, I dont think its catchy :)

Hitchhiker said...

Watched it...really nice one, esp the ending scene. But at some points got confused as to how much time had passed between the last scene and the scene I was watching...other than that flaw bfully done :)